Timothy Gangwer's Blog – February 2010 Archive (14)

Using Mobile Phones in the Classroom

In a country where the number of mobile phones exceeds the number of people (ComReg, 2006) mobile devices can play a vital role in teaching and learning. Unfortunately many schools still prohibit…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 26, 2010 at 12:13am — No Comments

10 Ideas for Using Cell Phones in the Classroom, K-12

In today's "flat world" millions of students in China, Japan, the Philippines, and Germany are using their mobile phones to learn English; study math, health and spelling; and to access live and archived university lectures. Marc Prensky shares that the average cell phone has more computing power than many of the computers of 10 years ago. He goes on to ask, “How can we harness that… Continue

Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 24, 2010 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Dyslexia Facts

Facts on Dyslexia

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 24, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

8 Ways to use Camera Phones in Education

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 19, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

Teach Me, Teach My Brain: A Call for Differentiated Classrooms









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November 1998

November 1998 | Volume 56 | Number 3

How the Brain…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 18, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

The Educational Implications of Brain Development

You may have heard it said that the brain is like a muscle that benefits from exercise. Though the brain is not a muscle, it does benefit from use. In fact, the brain grows not merely through the passing of time, but rather as a direct result of its experiences. From an educator’s point of view, understanding the development of the brain has become essential. More and more we recognize that learning itself changes and improves…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 18, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Introduction to Visual Skills

Introduction to Visual Skills

d 85% of classroom learning come through the visual…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 17, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ten Big Ideas From TED

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 14, 2010 at 11:55pm — No Comments

USER FRIENDLY: The Educational Implications of Brain Development

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 12, 2010 at 12:36am — No Comments

Our Sense of Sight: Eye Anatomy and Function

Our Sense of Sight:

Eye Anatomy and Function

Developed by Marjorie A. Murray, Ph.D.; Neuroscience for Kids Staff Writer…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 9, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Processing of Visual Signals

Initial Processing of Visual Input in the Retina

Although there are millions of rods and cones in the vertebrate eye, it's necessary to be somewhat selective in the transmission of the signal back out. Some light-sensitive elements will be on and others off at any…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 8, 2010 at 11:02am — No Comments

Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom

The electronic portfolio, already a well-established tool in higher education, is beginning to appear in K-12 classrooms as well. Learn what electronic portfolios are and discover how they can help you and benefit your students. Included: Guidelines for developing personal portfolios.



The use of personal portfolios for assessment and presentation long has been a component of higher education. In fact, personal portfolios are a graduation requirement at many colleges and universities.… Continue

Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 4, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

How The 'Mind's Eye' Works

In a first-ever demonstration, UCLA School of Medicine and Caltech researchers have shed new light on how the "mind's eye" works, uncovering evidence that single neurons -- individual cells in the brain -- are involved in recalling specific visual images to mind.

The study, published in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Nature, further defines the role that individual neurons play in the brain during imagery and builds upon previous UCLA… Continue

Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 3, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Virtual Reality in the Classroom at Suffolk

Before the advent of the Internet, an avatar was defined as the incarnation of a Hindu deity. In today’s high-tech world, avatars have morphed into computer-generated facsimiles of real people. Sign on to a web site, choose a representative character, and let your electronic alter-ego roam a virtual world where life mirrors everyday existence.



And that’s exactly what Michael Kraten, Assistant Professor of Accounting, is doing. He uses virtual reality (VR) to teach students in the… Continue

Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 2, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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