April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Introducing the PBS Digital Learning Library

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 28, 2010 at 11:51pm — No Comments

When Students Communicate With Imagery

Students learn many wonderful things through the communicative exploration of photography. As teachers, we often marvel at the honesty level that is revealed as our students communicate with photos. Perhaps it’s that they don’t fully realize that they are communicating at all. Hand a student a camera and ask them to take a photo of a specific object. Technically, you’ve just asked that student to communicate non-verbally,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 25, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

Eleven Skills Teens Will Need

In 2006 the MacArthur Foundation launched a five-year initiative to determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life. As part of this initiative, Henry Jenkins, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 23, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Say What You Mean

As teachers of learning disabled students, we are constantly in search of that one modality we can best plug-in to. Some students are auditory learners…others, tactile, while some are visual learners. The challenge is to find the best approach in identifying that strength, then finding many ways to tap into it.…



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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Framing Complete Thoughts

When wrapping a gift, we are careful to cut only the amount of wrapping paper needed for the size of the gift. Anything additional is a waste. This is a good approach to consider when using photography. Think of the size of your photograph as the wrapping paper. Now consider your subject. Are you using all…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 21, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Using Visual Imagery to Respond to Texts

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For many students, drawing pictures in response to literature feels "fun" and unthreatening compared to writing a response. Yet asking students to draw what they see as they read is essentially…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 20, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

What is a Camera Obscura?

Camera = Latin for “room

Obscura = Latin for “dark”…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 19, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

Thoughts From John A. Lind

The Art of Photography
Text and images Copyright © 1998 - 2000 John A. Lind…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 15, 2010 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Thoughts From Pep Bonet

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 13, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

A Quote From Dr. Mark Kann

"It sees to me that at some point, multimedia expression is going to be like writing: it's something you don't leave college without. Kids are very sophisticated in navigating on computers and surfing the Internet. I think pretty soon they're going to have to be as sophisticated in expressing themselves using the media."…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Digital Storytelling, Visual Literacy and 21st Century Skills

Imagine a learning experience, supported and extended by the application of

technology, that empowers students to create and contribute, all within the

context of what they are expected to know and be able to do in the 21st Century.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 8, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Impact of Images: Considering the Place of Photojournalism Today

The Impact of Images: Considering the Place of Photojournalism Today…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 5, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

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