Timothy Gangwer's Blog – February 2012 Archive (8)

Visual literacy for students' learning

By Alexander Baratta



Visual literacy may or may not be a term most people are familiar with but it is a skill which we all possess. 



Broadly speaking, being visually literate requires one to be able to decode visuals from many sources, from the everyday, such as understanding that a green traffic light means go, to the more complex, such as the skills required when analyzing an advertisement with its multiple layers of visuals, to include color, font size and style and the…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 28, 2012 at 11:18pm — No Comments

‘New rage' for students with autism: iPads

Three-year-old Reco Capparelli uses an iPad during speech therapy with speech pathologist Nicole MacKinnon at Jefferson Preschool in Wheaton-Warrenville Unit District 200.

Three-year-old Reco Capparelli uses an iPad during speech therapy with speech pathologist Nicole MacKinnon at Jefferson Preschool in Wheaton-Warrenville Unit District 200.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 27, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

Ahead of the curve: New technology brings interactive learning to Thermalito classroom

By BARBARA ARRIGONI - Staff Writer



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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 22, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Visual Spatial Learning Style

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 11, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Parents Herald Rise in Apps to Help Treat Autism but Proof of Therapeutic Benefits Is Lacking

With one honk, the course of Shannon Des Roches Rosa's day abruptly changed.

"It's my son," Rosa announced, as she quickly removed the microphone pinned to her shirt. "I've gotta run," she said, as she hurried out the door of…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 11, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The Upside of Dyslexia

THE word “dyslexia” evokes painful struggles with reading, and indeed this learning disability causes much difficulty for the estimated 15 percent of Americans affected by it. Since the phenomenon of “word blindness” was first documented more than a century ago, scientists have searched for the causes of dyslexia, and for therapies to treat it. In recent years,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 4, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

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