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Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking
Print Version by CFT graduate program coordinator Maria Ebner & assistant director Derek Bruff Introduction Our brains are wired to rapidly make sense of and remember visual input. Visualizations in the form of diagrams, charts, drawings, pictures, and a variety of other ways can help students understand complex information. A well-designed visual image can yield a much more powerful and memorable learning experience than a mere verbal or textual description. Below you’ll find resources for integrating visual thinking in your teaching. On March 17, 2010, the CFT hosted a workshop on this topic. For more notes from the workshop, as well as ideas participants generated during the workshop, see the bottom of this page. Images as Metaphors Presentation Zen: Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen, maintains a blog in which he writes about effective presenting. Flickr: A great source for free, high-quality images is Flickr, the photo-sharing site. Images as Stories Schematic Diagrams

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Making Better PowerPoint Presentations Print Version We have all experienced the pain of a bad PowerPoint presentation. And even though we promise ourselves never to make the same mistakes, we can still fall prey to common design pitfalls. The good news is that your PowerPoint presentation doesn’t have to be ordinary. By keeping in mind a few guidelines, your classroom presentations can stand above the crowd! “It is easy to dismiss design – to relegate it to mere ornament, the prettifying of places and objects to disguise their banality. UDL On Campus: Video [Narrator] The health of our nation's economy is tied to the health of the oceans and Great Lakes. (truck engine running) [A large truck drives along a road with mountains in the distance.] [Narrator] The economic benefits that flow from our coasts are immense. (birds chirping and ocean sounds)

Visual Thinking Strategies in the Classroom I had heard about Visual Thinking Strategies over the years and even read a little about it but I had no first hand experience with it. After attending a VTS workshop this past summer I started to get really excited about its use in one of my schools. In reading more about it through the fall and learning about how effective it had been found to be with English Language Learners, I really started to believe it could be a great strategy for this school with a nearly 80% ELL population. Present slides with captions - Docs Editors Help When you present slides, you can turn on automatic captions to display the speaker's words in real time. This feature is available on Chrome devices in U.S. English. Step 1: Set up your microphone

3C Media Solutions Services provided by TechConnect (3C Media Solutions) are listed here. For more information on each, please select the individualized link or contact us. TechConnnect Cloud (3C Media) On Demand (get an account)TechConnnect offers faculty, staff, and administrations of the California Community Colleges System the opportunity to create an account, (free of charge). Some highlights of what an account provides the user: personal account for uploading and storing mediaability to share media privately or publically (embed, email link, or post to the 3C site)option to create a 'group' for joint accessrequest captioning for your media in a few short, simple stepsand much more! LTI Integration of the On Demand functionality into your LMS is available!

Flipping the Classroom “Flipping the classroom” has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and Science (Mazur, 2009); In essence, “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates. In terms of Bloom’s revised taxonomy (2001), this means that students are doing the lower levels of cognitive work (gaining knowledge and comprehension) outside of class, and focusing on the higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class, where they have the support of their peers and instructor. What is it? | Does it work? | Theoretical basis | Key Elements | Where can I learn more?

8 Tips for Making Beautiful Presentations - MICHELLE PACANSKY-BROCK Believe it or not, when I started teaching art history I had to rely on physical color slides to illustrate my presentations. Ugh. When I stop to pause and think about how technology has revolutionized communications and learning, the transformative nature of digital images makes me speechless. Still, it takes more than access to an endless flow of digital content and knowledge of how to effectively use this content to make something meaningful. And that is why I am writing this post. Creating Engaging Asynchronous Lectures With Your Phone or Laptop - The K. Patricia Cross Academy The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many if not most college faculty teaching in virtual classrooms. While many of us are turning to synchronous lectures with video conferencing tools such as Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate, many of us are also choosing to create asynchronous video lectures that students can watch anytime, anywhere. There are many valid reasons for making this teach-from-home choice; among them are some students may have difficulty accessing synchronous class activities—they may be living in a different time zone, have limited internet access, among other reasons. The benefits of an asynchronous e-classroom setup, beyond time and place flexibility, include the fact that students can scan, search, and re-watch lectures.

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. 6 ways to make the most of closed captions in Google Slides - Ditch That Textbook Google Slides is a unique creature in the G Suite set of tools. It’s way more than an oral presentation program. Educators and students with open minds can use it for stop-motion animation, as a brainstorming template, to recreate the social media experience, and more. Google has added a feature to make it even more powerful — and to make learning more accessible.

Examples & Ideas Giving a Course Orientation Introducing Yourself to Students Giving Video Feedback to Students Take notes on top of slides in OneNote for Windows - OneNote If you want to gather feedback about a presentation you’ve put together or you’d like to add your own comments to lecture slides, you can send the presentation to OneNote and annotate it. Create or open a page in OneNote where you want to insert a PowerPoint presentation. Click Insert > File Printout.