July 2011 Blog Posts (8)

We Are All Visual Learners

We Are All Visual Learners

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 30, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Visual Learning

Visual Learning



At practice today one of our students strained a muscle in her thigh.  She continued to skate for a few more drills but the pain seemed to be getting worse.  She decided to get off the ice to rest her leg so that she wouldn’t injure it more.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 26, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Back to the Drawing Board

"Drawing" is the word most likely to trigger anxiety in my art studio.  "I can't draw a straight line," is a common response from adults and older children begin to worry about drawing correctly.  
In our society we tend to think of drawing as a talent or gift.  It is something you either have or don't.  How is it then, that all young children can draw but as we get older we lose this skill and confidence?  
A big part of the…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 23, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments

TAGT Pulse



TAGT Pulse: A monthly newsletter for members
The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented connects and empowers educators and parents

to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented individuals through …
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 19, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Visual Rhetoric: Analyzing Visual Documents

Summary: This resource covers how to write a rhetorical analysis essay of primarily visual texts with a focus on demonstrating the author’s understanding of the rhetorical situation and design principles.

Contributors:Mark Pepper, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli

Last Edited: 2010-04-17 06:06:20

Definition and Goals of Visual/Rhetorical…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 18, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

COMPOSITION & the ELEMENTS of VISUAL DESIGN

COMPOSITION & the ELEMENTS of VISUAL DESIGN

© R. Berdan 20/01/2004

Many photographers on purchasing a new camera are preoccupied with learning its various features and controls and no doubt, this is important in obtaining correctly exposed images and an appropriate depth of field. However, once the basic operation of the camera is mastered, one needs to…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 17, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Music in the Classroom

In the popular film School of Rock, Jack Black, as substitute teacher Dewey Finn, leaps to the front of the classroom, whips out an electric guitar, and plays an original Led-Zeppelin-esque tune for his stunned fifth graders. Most teachers´ experiences with music in the classroom are a far cry from Black´s maniacal rock-and-roll antics—they find themselves on easier terms with a paper-towel-tube maraca than with a flaming red electric…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 6, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Hands-on Activities for Compound Sentences



Hands-on Activities for Compound Sentencesthumbnail Children have different learning styles, and some prefer a hands-on approach.

The three main learning styles are aural (related to the sense of hearing), visual and active or kinesthetic. Although about 65 percent of the population are visual learners, according to The Visual…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 5, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

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