September 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Visual Learning: "Out of Many, One







 

Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 29, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Fostering Visual Literacy in the X-Box Generation

Shannon Flaum, Ph.D.

SKF Educational Services, LLC



The students of today’s classrooms are bombarded with visual and graphical information: television, billboards, gaming systems, computer interfaces, cell phones, and IPods, for example, contain powerful images and symbols that require an entirely new technological vocabulary. Yet, mere exposure to images does not necessarily lead to understanding, and in fact, students often lack the…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 28, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Do Video Games have Something to Teach Educators?

I’ve always been a big fan of change.   That’s why I teach overseas. That’s why I teach middle school.  That’s why I teach.   Change is good.   And I’m the kind of teacher who is constantly seeking out new ideas, the latest research, and ways to be better at what I’m doing.  I know there are many teachers who are afraid of change and set in…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 27, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Kids and Computers - A Case of Give and Tech

Kids and computers - a case of give and tech? Catharine Lumby on Why TV is Good for Kids



  • From: National…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 25, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

Photojournalism Responsibility

Photography is a lifestyle and photojournalism is a responsibility.



This was the message of GMA News TV director of photography Rogelio Luis Liwanag yesterday, the first day of a workshop on “Visual Literacy in Photo Story and Photo Editing” at the Southwestern University.

Liwanag said photojournalists should treat each photo shoot as a visual expedition of still or moving subjects.

“In taking photos, put your heart and mind in one plane and be ready for the moment,” said… Continue

Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 22, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments

School Bored

School: It's way more boring than when you were there

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 21, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Visual Literacy

VISUAL LITERACY

When we are young we are taught to read: to link words together and carefully consider the

meanings, nuances, and impact of written language. Like words, photographs express human

thought and emotion, record significant personal and historic events, and can influence our

thoughts and actions. Though we live in a culture where we are constantly bombarded with

visual information, few students are ever…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 19, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Photo Essay: Superhuman

 Author: …

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 15, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling

September 6, 2011

by Mindy McAdams

 

For some people, “visual storytelling” means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind — and few would disagree with that as a fine example of visual storytelling.

In journalism writing classes, students learn: “Show, don’t tell.” When we provide a visual, that maxim carries even more weight. The less text or audio that an image needs to be…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 13, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The Dos and Don'ts of Photo Editing

By Matthew Rond, CNN
September 9, 2011 4:50 p.m. EDT
(CNN) -- You've researched, planned and shot an excellent photographic story -- well, unfortunately your work is not… Continue

Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

Teacher Ron Clark is pictured with his students.
Teacher Ron Clark is pictured with his students.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ron Clark is an award-winning teacher who started his own academy in Atlanta
  • He wants parents to trust teachers and their…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 6, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Study Raises Questions on Learning Styles

By Gilda-Rae Grell

 

Published: Thursday, September 1, 2011

 

 

Students may believe they have a specific learning method — be it auditory, visual or tactile — that allows them to obtain, retain and deliver information more effectively. However, a USF study suggests…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 4, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

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