November 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Beyond Visual Literacy

There's been a lot of talk about the demise of the picture book. Parent Tracy Grantsummarized the heated debate in this piece in the Washington Post. Maurice Sendak chimed in to say that the picture book is…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 28, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

100+ iPad Apps Perfect For High School

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

100+ iPad Apps Perfect For High School

If you’re a student, teacher, or administrator at a high school looking into adopting iPads for educational purposes, it’s important to know that the iPad is more than just an easy way to…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 28, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Texting While Driving: Stop It!

Texting while driving even more dangerous than previously thought

By DANIEL MILLER

Last updated at 4:48 PM on 6th October 2011

 

Texting or emailing while driving is far more dangerous than previously thought and more than doubles a person's reaction times a new study has found.

Researchers from Texas A&M…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 27, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Visual Literacy Vs. Visual Communication: What’s the Difference?

Visual literacy and visual communication are two things which are often taken to be as one. Though they are closely related yet they have many differences. But before talking about the differences let us see that what actually is meant by Visual Literacy and …

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 27, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Technology-Rich Learning Environment Improves Retention Rates

By Erik West

November 21, 2011

Technology-rich learning environment improves retention rates over traditional learning environments

A study released on Monday by the Rochester Institute of Technology found using a technology-rich learning environment in many undergraduate engineering-technology…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 22, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

New Study Suggests Autism Starts in the Womb

New study suggests autism starts in the womb
November 8th, 2011
06:13 PM ET
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 18, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Evaluating the Effectiveness of 3D in Education

By Professor Dr Anne Bamford, International Research Agency

Computer generated animation has been in development of some form or another since the 1960s. However…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 15, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Books vs. Movies: Teaching Visual Literacy and Literature Through Film

Post Date: November 8th, 2011…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 11, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

About Visual Thinking

What is Visual Thinking?

Visual thinking, also called visual learning, is a proven method of organizing ideas graphically - with concept maps, mind maps and webs. Scientifically based research demonstrates that visual learning techniques improve memory, organization, critical thinking and planning.

Visual thinking is an intuitive and easy-to-learn strategy that works for many academic and professional projects. The more complex the task or idea, the more…

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

Technology Changes Place New Importance on Visual Literacy

[by Tom Kennedy]

In an era of  maximum image saturation, where every iPhone is a camera and no aspect of human activity goes undocumented, no matter how mundane, new questions emerge as to the value and utility of photography as a means of understanding human experience.

As someone who began as my career as a newspaper photographer and then worked for a…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 9, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Toddlers Step Into 'Smart' Classrooms

M Saraswathy / Mumbai Nov 07, 2011

You would expect a pre-school to engage toddlers with the customary building blocks, colours, alphabets and numbers. In a bid to stand apart from the rest, many schools now sport digital blackboards, tablet PCs, digital audio-visual mediums and interactive boards — replacing the abacus, blackboards and charts. Enter the age of ‘smart classrooms’ for toddlers. Leading the way are schools like EuroSchool, Vibgyor, TreeHouse, KidZee and Kangaroo…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 6, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

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