July 2012 Blog Posts (5)

25 Reasons to Use Visual Strategies with Students with Autism

Published August 21, 2009

Autism Digest

Visual tools reinforce verbal instruction and provide a second channel for learning and retention.

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Parents and teachers working “in the trenches” with individuals on the autism spectrum know that the expressive and receptive communication challenges these kids typically have can impair learning. Whether it’s social conversation, understanding a written assignment, or being able to decipher more figurative…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 31, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Visual Learning

The History of Visual Learning

History of Visual Learning We live in the information age, and it is exactly what it sounds like: an age inundated with information. Information access, sharing, and storing all depend on intricate systems of the written word. Everything from elementary school math to masters work in art history depends on its storage. The information cannot…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 26, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Games for Change: Teaching With Portal, Fixing Brains With iPhone

Games for Change: Teaching With Portal, Fixing Brains With iPhone

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 18, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

What Genius and Autism Have in Common

What Genius and Autism Have in Common

A study of eight child prodigies finds that share some striking characteristics, most notably high levels of autistic traits and an overrepresentation of autism in their close family members
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 17, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Three Things to Unlearn About Learning

Three Things to Unlearn About Learning

July 9, 2012 | 8:00 AM | By Tina Barseghian

If you’re not feeling uncomfortable about the state of education right now, then you’re not paying attention to the pressures and challenges of technology,” said Will Richardson, a veteran educator author and consultant, at a talk at ISTE 2012. “We need to acknowledge that this is a very interesting moment, and even though in a lot of ways this isn’t…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 17, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

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