January 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Tufte-isms

Tufte-isms

The proponents of information design, present—and talk about—data efficiently

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 30, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

A Review of the Concept of Visual Literacy

“A Review of the Concept of Visual Literacy” by Maria Avgerinou and John Ericson

This paper was written with the intention of clarifying the definition of the concept of Visual Literacy. Avgerinou and Ericson begin with the first definition of Visual Literacy offered by John Debes in 1969 and compare it to several other theories. According to Debes, Visual Literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies developed in a human by simultaneously seeing and integrating other sensory…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 30, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Visual Supports: A high return on investment for all

Written by  on January 27, 2012  No…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 27, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Visual Learners

Visual Learners

Making up about 65% of the population, visual learners absorb and recall information best by seeing. Some of their primary characteristics include:

  • Love books, magazines, and other reading materials
  • Relate best to written information, notes, diagrams, maps, graphs, flashcards, highlighters, charts, pictures computers.
  • Like to have pen and paper handy
  • Enjoy learning through visually appealing materials
  • Feel frustrated…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 26, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

A fun interview with Sunni Brown

01 25 12, 6:11 pm 

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 25, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Are You a Visual Learner?

Visual Learning

There is a saying in Japanese: 十人十色, ten people ten colors. I think that holds true for learners of a language, too. We are all a little different, so it makes sense that we learn things a little differently.

You’ve probably all heard of analytical learners, visual learners, auditory learners, or kinesthetic learners. Nobody is strongly one type of learner, but we are usually a mix of several types of learners in one. Some of us are 60% visual and…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 22, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Are you a visual learner? Here are some helpful “word” resources for you . . .

How you take in and review information can determine IF you learn. For a long time, visual learners were at a disadvantage because so many of our learning resources were text-based . . . times have changed!

There are many great resources to support visual learners learn words.  Here are just a few . . .

Searching for a word to use in an…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 21, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Prairie Hill teacher has vision for the arts

By Libby Parker
Posted Jan 19, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

Crystal Swanson is passionate about art history, visual arts and Prairie Hill…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 19, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Life, in black, white and color

By Bob Greene, CNN Contributor
updated 9:05 AM EST, Sun January 15, 2012

Editor's note: CNN contributor Bob Greene is a best-selling author whose books include "Late Edition: A Love Story" and "Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen."…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 15, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

How you can Digest Information Better So You’re Able To Become Great at Understanding New Concepts

January 13th, 2012 pmamediagroup

Every person learns differently, some know about this however some individuals have no clue that there are different learning styles. Neil Fleming, an accomplished teacher has identified three different learning styles that is called the VAK model, an acronym for visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Almost everyone has a variety of these styles but visual is easily the most common and kinesthetic isn’t really…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 13, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Cancer Care Warning Kids About Smoking

By Angela Brown

Updated 8 hours ago

Central Plains Cancer Care Services is planning to go into the schools in the Portage la Prairie area to demonstrate to students the hazards of smoking.

Cancer Care has received some new software, known as Smoker Aging Simulation, that shows how skin can age as a result of smoking.

"Even if we can just go in at the noon-hour and…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 10, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Educational Technology Promotes Visual Literacy

Visual literacy is the ability to analyze and derive meaning from information presented in image form. Under this definition, images can be “read” and through the process of “reading” these images, meaning can be derived and subsequently communicated.



One of the seven recommendations made in a report from the Office of Educational Technology (U.S. Department of Education, 2004) for continuing to improve the use of technology in schools is a distinct move toward digital…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 10, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

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