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Emphasis on Visual Communication Comes With a Blind Spot

John Seven: Emphasis on visual communication comes with a blind spot

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 12:54 pm

By John Seven

NORTH ADAMS — A number of writers have lately taken to analyzing Neil Postman's 32-year-old book, "Amusing Ourselves To Death," in context its prophetic tone about the current state of our nation.…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on May 16, 2017 at 10:40am

9 Brain Benefits of Unplugging—And How to Find Device-Free Time for Your Students

9 Brain Benefits of Unplugging—And How to Find Device-Free Time for Your Students

Eight hours. This is the amount of time most teens are spending on an electronic device every single day, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Between phones, laptops, TV, and tablets, this generation is more connected than ever before. While […]…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on May 12, 2017 at 1:34pm

Gifted Plus Conference, San Antonio, TX

Identifying Gifted ELL: Barriers & Strategies to Meeting Their Needs

Identification | Intermediate

Gifted students account for 4.5% of high…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on May 11, 2017 at 4:34pm

A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson

A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson

Billion-dollar business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson, is one of the most innovative entrepreneurial thinkers of our time.

As a life-long sufferer of dyslexia, he’s also a perfect example of the greatness our twice exceptional (2E) students can achieve.  …

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on May 9, 2017 at 11:05am

 

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Emphasis on Visual Communication Comes With a Blind Spot

John Seven: Emphasis on visual communication comes with a blind spotPosted Monday, May 15, 2017 12:54 pmBy John SevenNORTH ADAMS — A number of writers have lately taken to analyzing Neil Postman's 32-year-old book, "Amusing Ourselves To Death," in context its prophetic tone about the current state of our nation.My particular contribution to the current discussion is an embarrassing confession — I've never read the thing. I've read articles about it, I've read interviews with Postman, but I've…See More
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Gifted Plus Conference, San Antonio, TX

Identifying Gifted ELL: Barriers & Strategies to Meeting Their NeedsIdentification | IntermediateGifted students account for 4.5% of high school dropouts. Explore the difficulty in the identifying G/T ELL students and receive alternatives to existing methods, particularly regarding at-risk students.…See More
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A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson

A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard BransonBillion-dollar business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson, is one of the most innovative entrepreneurial thinkers of our time.As a life-long sufferer of dyslexia, he’s also a perfect example of the greatness our twice exceptional (2E) students can achieve.  Sir Branson has proven his exceptionality by growing one idea into four hundred companies in 30 different countries. That’s exceptional!But what’s even more remarkable…See More
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Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through PhotographySaturday, June 311:00 am - 3:00 pmAperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NYJoin Aperture for the opening reception of Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography.This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2016/17 visual literacy program, Aperture On Sight. Over the course of twenty classes, these students strengthened their visual literacy…See More
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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use insteadThe most popular article on eCampus News is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, which seemed  a bit counter-intuitive for us to write (being a tech-cheerleading publication in nature), has held the top spot by a massive margin for almost three years now; which had the editors considering the…See More
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Abductive Reasoning – A Driving Force of Creativity in Learning

Abductive Reasoning – A Driving Force of Creativity in LearningBy Luise Schlindwein | Mar 09, 2017 |Abductive reasoning, which emerges in order to resolve doubt, is a special form of creative reasoning that is often ignored and/or dismissed in the classroom.‘It is only doubt that creates.’— H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)Who doesn’t want an A in school? School based learning is motivated by the fear of punishment for not…See More
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Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: Rescue the arts from the budget chopping block

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: Rescue the arts from the budget chopping blockBy Julie Andrews and Emma Walton HamiltonUpdated 11:07 AM ET, Thu March 16, 2017Story highlightsJulie Andrews, Emma Walton: Kids' participation in arts creates measurable success in schoolThey say arts are a regular target of budget cuts. This is a big mistake. Arts enrich communities economically and culturally“Julie Andrews, stage and screen actress and director, and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton,…See More
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Teaching Children to Code

Teaching Children to Codeend ngIf: articles[0].rawType != 'guide' ngIf: articles[0].rawType == 'guide'Chris Ward looks at how-to tools to help teach children one of the most essential skills of the modern age, how to code. by Chris Ward · Mar. 09, 17 · Agile ZoneTwo experiences in my life have…See More
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Babies' first words might depend on what they see

By BRIAN MASTROIANNI CBS NEWS December 9, 2016, 8:42 AMBabies' first words might depend on what they seeA new study looks at the role of visual cues in early language development.A child’s first words mark a big milestone in life, and a topic of great curiosity for science. Now researchers have determined that these early stabs at verbal language are informed by what a baby sees.…See More
Dec 12, 2016
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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
Dec 3, 2016
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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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The Great Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg,TN, October 17, 2016© Timothy Gangwer, 2016
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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
Aug 29, 2016
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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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