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Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacher

Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacher

by Timothy Gangwer

Changing perspectives changes lives. As one of the many pioneers in the field of visual literacy, I have travelled throughout the world observing the universal visual expression that crosses all cultural boundaries. Humans are hard-wired for learning and what we learn is not nearly as…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 31, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 28, 2016 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation

STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation

Even Sesame Street is acknowledging how the both go hand-in-hand

Wednesday 25 May 2016

There has been much talk and reportage of the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects at further and higher education level - and beyond - recently.

Exam results season in the Autumn of last year had business leaders expressing their hope that the…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 26, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

36 EDTECH TOOLS I’M USING RIGHT NOW IN MY CLASSROOM AND LIFE

 

by Vicki Davis

 

So many of these tools are essential to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom (and life) right now. Some even hum along and do their job and I…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 24, 2016 at 8:27am — No Comments

What type of learner is your child? Here’s how to help them study more effectively

What type of learner is your child? Here’s how to help them study more effectively

By Mieke Vlok on May 17, 2016

 

“If your child normally wants to study and do homework with friends, and…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 17, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016

FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016

May 4, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces new 2016 initiatives as part of its education program, Film in Education, partnering with cultural and educational organizations citywide to provide teacher training in visual storytelling through film.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 5, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments

The Meaningless Buzzword That’s Destroying American Education

  • Brian Stone

    4/26/2016 LGBT advocate, U.S. Navy Veteran and Dearborn, Mich. resident 

From speeches on Capitol Hill to the lowliest school board meeting, there’s a word buzzing around the ears of educators all across America. This word has become a sort of ink blot…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 3, 2016 at 8:21am — No Comments

Should I Download That App? A Ten-Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time

By Kerry Gallagher and Ross Cooper Apr 21, 2016

Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 22, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Workshops artfully joined words and pictures

Workshops artfully joined words and pictures

 

By L.L. Angell, The Newsweekly

Everyone loves the comics. But today, they range far beyond "Family Circus" in the morning paper and perennial favorites like Marvel's Iron Man, the Hulk and The Avengers.

The new world of…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 13, 2016 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Meeting challenges of teaching adolescents

Meeting challenges of teaching adolescents

BY RACHEL NOBEL | APRIL 7, 2016 NEW YORK TEACHER ISSUE

 

“We are like the Rodney Dangerfield of the school system,” joked Richard Mantell, the UFT’s vice president for middle schools, as he opened the UFT’s third annual Middle School Conference on Saturday, March 19. “We…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 31, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

10+ Tips for Using Brain-Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom

10+ Tips for Using Brain-Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom

By Erin Klein Mar 1, 2016

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” - Ann Landers…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 29, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments

National Education Conferences

2016 NAEA National Convention —Chicago, IL2016/03/17

2016/03/192016 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition —San Francisco, CA2016/04/132016/04/1664th

Annual NSTA National Conference —Nashville, TN2016/03/312016/04/03

AACTE 68th Annual Meeting —Las Vegas, NV2016/02/232016/02/25

ASCD 71st Annual Conference & Exhibit ShowAtlanta, GA2016/04/022016/04/04

CAMEX 2016 —Houston, TX2016/03/042016/03/08

CEC 2016 Annual Convention & Expo —St. Louis,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 5, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

eMuseums connects students to art, history

eMuseums connects students to art, history

By Ashley Green, ashley.green@iowastatedaily.com @ashulayg

In a world that is becoming increasingly digitally focused, ISU Museums has created an online database known as eMuseum.

The database, created last fall, is an online addition to a pre-existing software,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 4, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments

The fun project turning school kids into filmmakers

The fun project turning school kids into filmmakers

 

by Brett Henebery

10 Feb 2016

The ‘maker’ movement has taken many forms over…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 10, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning

By Deborah Farmer Kris

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

The digital landscape of American childhood is in flux, according to surveys:…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 9, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

Martin Scorsese and The Importance of Visual Literacy

Martin Scorsese and The Importance of Visual Literacy

February 05, 2016 | By andrewsiegel | The Arts | …

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 5, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Guess What! – Behind the Scenes #1 Visual literacy

Guess What! – Behind the Scenes #1 Visual literacy

Creating a new language course is always a team effort. Authors, editors, artists, designers and many others work closely together, each adding their own particular skills and insights.

Over the next two weeks, to…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Drives Children’s Creativity?

What Drives Children’s Creativity?

By Joanne Foster, EdD | Dec 07, 2015 |

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Pens vs. paintbrushes. Compelling words vs vivid strokes. What underlies creativity for writers? For artists? Are there commonalities?…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 12, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments

The Magic of Reading

The Magic of Reading

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on December 14, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

Google Proves That TV Teaches Girls to Not Like Computer Science

Google Proves That TV Teaches Girls to Not Like Computer Science

By Emily DeRuy | December 1, 2015

National Journal

Girls are less likely to consider a career portrayed as the haven for geeky boys.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on December 8, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments

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