Timothy Gangwer's Blog – March 2011 Archive (8)

Infographics: Why Data-Driven Marketers Should Use Them

Infographics: Why Data-Driven Marketers Should Use Them

Posted by Steve Parker, Jr.…


Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 29, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Break the ban: Learning and teaching with cell phones

Disruptive. Noisy. Annoying. Frankly, cell phones in the secondary classroom are considered by many educators as anything but wanted. Last year, for example, a New Haven, Conn. high school suspended nearly 100 students predominantly for violating its cell phone ban. One year later, a Barco, NC…

Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 25, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Learning Disabilities

Students with specific learning disabilities have average to above average intelligence but may have difficulties acquiring and demonstrating knowledge and understanding. This results in a lack of achievement for age and ability level, and a severe discrepancy between achievement and intellectual abilities.

According to the National Joint Committee for Learning Disabilities, learning disabilities are a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the…


Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 24, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Visual Learning for Science and Engineering

A Visual Learning Campfire - Snowbird, Utah, June 1 – 4, 2002

Principal Authors: Ann Marie Barry, Drew Berry, Steve Cunningham, Julianne Newton, Marla Schweppe, Anne Spalter, Walter Whiteley, Rick Williams, contributions from the entire group

Edited by: Judith R. Brown

The computer is forcing a merging of disciplines


Visual learning is especially important in…


Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 23, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Article On Standardized Testing

State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania mother has decided she does not want her two children to take the two-week-long standardized tests given by her state as part of the federal No Child Left Behind law. And she hopes other parents will do the same.

Michele Gray's sons -- Ted Rosenblum, 11, and John Michael Rosenblum, 9 -- did independent study the week of March 14 while their classmates were filling in hundreds of bubbles in classrooms with doors marked, "Quiet.…


Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 20, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

1.      The ARTS teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.  Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the ARTS, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2.      The ARTS teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3.      The ARTS celebrate multiple perspectives. …

Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 13, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Visual Perception

Visual perception is a function of our eyes and brain. We see images as a whole rather then in parts. However, images can be broken down into their visual elements: line, shape, texture, and color. These elements are to images as grammar is to language. Together they allow our eyes to see images and our brain to recognize them. In this section, we will talk about each of these elements except color, because color perception is a big subject and…


Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 10, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Critical Thinking: Teaching Students How to Study and Learn

In the previous three articles we focused on ideas for helping students improve their studying and learning habits. All of the recommendations come from our Miniature Guide for Students on How to Study and Learn. This guide is designed to help students think deeply through content and begin to take their learning seriously. In this…


Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 6, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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