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Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
When asked what my first language is, I often answer, "visual." I think in images, prefer to be taught through images, and like to express what I know through images. I find it disconcerting that a...

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, July 18, 2015 10:31 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

sherri jarrett's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:02 AM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 2, 2015 7:08 PM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

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A Block Graphic Calculator

A Block Graphic Calculator | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

"Calculators have come a long way since the first ones that could add, subtract, multiply, and divide.  Now, for a modest cost, it’s possible to purchase a graphing calculator.  Or, with your computer, you can put a free one in your browser."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 29, 2014 9:13 PM

Have you considered a different option? What about a block graphic calculator? This now a common way to teach coding, having students connect blocks together to build code. Blockly has a free online block calculator that provides math (a portion of the options are shown in the image), variables and logic. To the left side of the coding is the graphing calculator.

This type of calculator may help visual learners who may more easily create formulas through the use of blocks. Check it out at Blockly.

Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:24 PM

This is brilliant !

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:45 AM

Nice list to have

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30 Free Photo and Image Editing Tools For Teachers

At the following PPP you will find a list of 30 Free Photo and Image Editing Tools for Teachers. Feel free to share it with teachers interested in Free Educatio

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My TEDx Talk for Student Entrepreneurs: "Why Wait 'Til You Graduate?"

My TEDx Talk for Student Entrepreneurs: "Why Wait 'Til You Graduate?" | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
VideoI gave a TEDx talk on student entrepreneurship recently. It sort of sums up how I feel about the extraordinary opportunity student entrepreneurs have at their disposal in this day and age.

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Decoding Body Language

Body Language is one of the most important thing to know when it comes to human communication. Learn some of the most commonly and easily identifiable non-verb…


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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=autodidact

 

 


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Robin Yu's curator insight, September 10, 2014 6:29 PM

Lots of familiar sites and some new ones too.

Donna Meehan's curator insight, September 13, 2014 8:11 PM

Did you ever wish you had a chance to learn something new?  Here is a list of FREE top-notch self-education resources.  Have a look, I couldn't believe some of them myself.

delta14's curator insight, September 19, 2014 12:12 PM

Sugerencias para su perfeccionamiento académico /profesional

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How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators

How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

"What insights would you gain if you asked 13 innovators (architects, artists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and a media savvy baker) what they would urge educators and parents to do to best develop the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:12 PM

This post shares 12 insights from a variety of innovators. What are some of their ideas? (Ideas below quoted from the post)

* Realize that Out of School time tends to be more inspiring and powerful ...

* Provide unique Experiences that surprise and allow children to see things from new perspectives...

* Refining the skill of Asking Questions is the fuel that ignites innovators...

The post includes some sharing of how innovators explored in their own unique ways as children. You will also find one short video of an innovator sharing their story as well as a link to eleven videos from the conference Innovators to Educators. This post may bring some fresh ideas to use with students of all ages.

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:54 AM

Race to the Top demands that we prepare learners to be innovative creators. Wouldn't it be fabulous to have this type of training happening in PD and classrooms?

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15 Great iPad Apps for Special Education Students

15 Great iPad Apps for Special Education Students | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

Students and kids with learning disabilities can benefit from the surge in the use of educational apps on mobile devices particularly iPad. There are actually several iPad apps that can help your students overcome their autism and speech issues, develop both their communication and social skills, and enhance their literacy capabilities.

Here is a list we have curated for you containing awesome apps specifically designed for students with learning disabilities.


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My TEDx Talk for Student Entrepreneurs: "Why Wait 'Til You Graduate?"

My TEDx Talk for Student Entrepreneurs: "Why Wait 'Til You Graduate?" | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
VideoI gave a TEDx talk on student entrepreneurship recently. It sort of sums up how I feel about the extraordinary opportunity student entrepreneurs have at their disposal in this day and age.

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