MindMapping is one of the most powerful planning tools we can use. Mindjet MindManager has long been the "go-to" mindmapping tool by those in the Know. Steve Dotto delivers a terrific how-to introduction to the world of Mindmapping and to Mindjet Mindmanager
"Do you think in words – or in pictures? Various communities use the term visual thinking in different but related ways. Thinking about pictures, communicating with pictures, advertisement and propaganda, visualization of data, and storyboarding share this concept."
According to a recent study, mundane tasks such as drinking a cup of coffee involve a complex set of decisions that our brain must make, often times while hiding the entirety of the decision-making process from us.
PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
TED Talks In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.
"FOR DECADES, THE PREVAILING DOGMA IN neuroscience was that the adult human brain is essentially immutable, hardwired, fixed in form and function, so that by the time we reach adulthood we are pretty much stuck with what we have. Yes, it can create (and lose) synapses, the connections between neurons that encode memories and learning. And it can suffer injury and degeneration. But this view held that if genes and development dictate that one cluster of neurons will process signals from the eye and another cluster will move the fingers of the right hand, then they'll do that and nothing else until the day you die. There was good reason for lavishly illustrated brain books to show the function, size and location of the brain's structures in permanent ink.ut research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of "neuroplasticity"--the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience."
"Visual recording is what it sounds like it’d be. As opposed to recording audio, visual recording captures visuals, though not necessarily in photographic form. The process of visually capturing ideas with the iPad isn’t terribly complex in concept. If you can think of concept-mapping, you’ve halfway there."
"Awhile back I started working on a custom animated explanation video about visual thinking that shows examples of types of visual thinking and provides a preview of some of the kinds of things that may be discussed during local VizThink events." -- Jeff Bennett