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The Visual Leap - About Visual Thinking

The Visual Leap - About Visual Thinking
>> Home • About Visual Thinking About Visual Thinking Visual thinking, also called visual learning, is a proven method of organizing ideas graphically - with concept maps, mind maps and webs. Scientifically based research demonstrates that visual learning techniques improve memory, organization, critical thinking and planning. Visual thinking is an intuitive and easy-to-learn strategy that works for many academic and professional projects. The more complex the task or idea, the more useful this approach can be. Visual Leap programs use visual thinking software as a learning tool, and this software accelerates the learning process. According to studies conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education, visual learning techniques improve: Test scores Writing Proficiency Long-term Retention Reading Comprehension Thinking and Learning Skills Visual thinking is intuitive. Visual thinking is easy to learn. Joseph D. 37% of people are visual-spatial learners.

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100+ Awesome Open Courseware Links for Artists Posted by Site Administrator in Learning Tools Nov 20th, 2008 By Kelsey Allen Whether you’re into art theory, studying ancient art or making art yourself, you can find a range of online courses and lectures that can help educate you on your field of interest. What is Visual Thinking? I recently came across a blog post from the Visual Leap that I wanted to share with everybody. Visual thinking, aka. visual learning, is a proven method of organizing ideas graphically. As we’ve previously mentioned the brain is predisposed to remembering images, so why not take advantage of this? Visual thinking is a learning strategy in which concepts, ideas, data and other information are associated with images. (To see an example of visual learning in action check out our previous blog post.) According to studies conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education, visual learning techniques improve:

37 Data-ish Blogs You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I'm a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything with a chart or a mention of statistics on it (and naturally have to do some feed-cleaning every now and then). In a follow up to my short list last year, here are the data-ish blogs, some old and some new, that continue to post interesting stuff. How can I improve my short term memory? Q: How can I improve my mem­ory? Is there a daily exer­cise I can do to improve it? A: The most impor­tant com­po­nent of mem­ory is atten­tion. By choos­ing to attend to some­thing and focus on it, you cre­ate a per­sonal inter­ac­tion with it, which gives it per­sonal mean­ing, mak­ing it eas­ier to remember. Visual-spatial learners >> Home • About Visual Learning • Visual-spatial learners Visual-spatial learners Learning styles have been studied extensively for over twenty years. The visual-spatial learner model is based on the newest discoveries in brain research about the different functions of the hemispheres. The left hemisphere is sequential, analytical, and time-oriented.

How to become a data visualization ninja with 3 free tools for non-programmers We noticed many times between the lines of this blog how data visualization is in the hype and how this trend is growing and growing. That’s good news guys! It’s fun and it’s … success! But as more and more people join this wild bunch we have to take care of those who are not as skilled as we are yet. There are many people out there who love data visualization but they think they are out of this business because they are not able to code.

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don’t need to wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently, for a period of 100 days. Below you’ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. Home 1.

Why do some people never forget a face? Public release date: 2-Dec-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Divya Menondmenon@psychologicalscience.org 202-293-9300Association for Psychological Science "Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it," says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. Create an Explosive Cover with Precise Photo Manipulation Techniques In this tutorial, we're going to make a creative illustration in a style meant for a video game cover or sci-fi book cover. We'll create this with mostly photo manipulation techniques. With some cool Photoshop options you can turn all the photos you chose, into one stunning looking explosive cover.

DQVC - Dragon Quest Wiki DQVC is an online shopping network available through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Dragon Quest IX. To use it the player must advance the story sufficently that the NPC Sellma appears in Quester's Rest in Stornway. The service not only carries items, but extra quests and treasure maps. Visualization-based data discovery tools Visualization-based data discovery tools may account for less than 5 % of the Business Intelligence (BI) Market, but they are fighting above their weight in terms of profile. In 2011, Gartner placed Visualisation at the peak of the BI Hype Cycle. Despite this indicating the category may lose some of its lustre , Gartner are still predicting a compound annual growth rate of 30% in each of next 5 years. If true, this means the category will increase in value from $427 to $1,606 million over the period, a growth rate 3 times that of the overall BI market. So what are Data Visualisation tools and how are they defined?

Time on the Brain: How You Are Always Living In the Past, and Other Quirks of Perception I always knew we humans have a rather tenuous grip on the concept of time, but I never realized quite how tenuous it was until a couple of weeks ago, when I attended a conference on the nature of time organized by the Foundational Questions Institute. This meeting, even more than FQXi’s previous efforts, was a mashup of different disciplines: fundamental physics, philosophy, neuroscience, complexity theory. Crossing academic disciplines may be overrated, as physicist-blogger Sabine Hossenfelder has pointed out, but it sure is fun. Dragon Quest IX Cheats, Codes, Unlockables - Nintendo DS First, make sure Abbot Jack of Alltrades is back to the Alltrades Abbey. Next, go inside the abbey, and near the entrance, you'll find a guy with a red had; that's Windy. Talk to him and he'll give you the "Elementary Training" Quest. This quest is pretty tricky, so you need to be very patient, as it involves Metal Slimes... You need to defeat a certain number of metal slimes, but with a character that used the ability "Wizard Ward" before defeating a Metal Slime.

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