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Visual Learning Helps Students with Autism

A picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps in the future, there will be enough of the autistic population or others with alternative learning abilities to support whole schools using visual learning strategies.

By Debra Hughes

Published December 02, 2016…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on December 3, 2016 at 9:07am

Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

President and CEO of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.

The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 29, 2016 at 7:57am

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

By Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher Aug 3, 2016

Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 23, 2016 at 8:50am

Technology Changes Quickly

PEOPLE NEED TIME

05/18/2016
TECHNOLOGY
By Art Willer

Today we are all experiencing the technology…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:15am

 

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Visual Learning Helps Students with Autism

A picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps in the future, there will be enough of the autistic population or others with alternative learning abilities to support whole schools using visual learning strategies.By Debra HughesPublished December 02, 2016article_headerI got my Autism Matters magazine this week. As I was paging through it, I came across an article called, "I Have Autism and I Need Your Help: Reach Me and Teach Me…See More
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Photo Deception

© 2016, Timothy GangwerSilhoette and a prism of light filtering through a fish aquarium on a textured wall.
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Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

Matthew LynchPresident and CEO of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear of a school board or administrators discussing the way cutting math programs could help the school’s bottom line. There is a hierarchy of…See More
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How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School YearBy Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher Aug 3, 2016Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every…See More
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Are gifted kids more sensitive to screen violence?

by Donnie Ray JonesJuly 22, 2016The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the sniper attack in Dallas, the Bastille Day attack in France, the violent coup attempt in Turkey and the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.While many of us may not have been directly affected by these events, we watched the news as it unfolded on broadcast and social media. Witnessing such violence on media can take a…See More
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15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016PRODUCTIVITY WORKBY JULIE ELLISWhen education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support that they need.…See More
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Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.By David Raths06/15/16In the…See More
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Gifted English Language Learners

Author - Timothy Gangwer, M.A.CEO & Professional Development Specialist,Visual Teaching AllianceApril 14, 2016Gifted English Language LearnersWho are English Language Learners and are we fulfilling their educational needs?There is often a stereotypical definition of gifted students, but does this viewinclude gifted…See More
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Theo Jansen's Strandbeest wind sculptures

Theo Jansen's "Strandbeest" sculptures are more like a species of artificial animals than a work of art. Their movements are incredibly life-like. Meaning "b...
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Think to See XXV

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Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacher

Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacherby Timothy GangwerChanging perspectives changes lives. As one of the many pioneers in the field of visual literacy, I have travelled throughout the world observing the universal visual expression that crosses all cultural boundaries. Humans are hard-wired for learning and what we learn is not nearly as important as how we learn. By opening our eyes and ears, we open our minds. When our perceptions begin to change, so too does our ability to change the…See More
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Debbie Abilock commented on Timothy Gangwer's blog post Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies
"Hi Timothy, Think about what goal you have for the Eckford/Brian photo analysis.  If it's to understand how people reconcile themselves with the past, then the contemporary photo makes a nice juxtaposition.  What other ways are there…"
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and think with pictures.Standards Support Visual Literacy InstructionVisual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the …See More
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STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation

STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovationEven Sesame Street is acknowledging how the both go hand-in-handWednesday 25 May 2016There has been much talk and reportage of the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects at further and higher education level - and beyond - recently.Exam results season in the Autumn of last year had business leaders expressing their hope that the number of young students seeking an…See More
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