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. Visual thinking is an intuitive and easy-to-learn strategy that works for many academic and professional projects. 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. "Concept mapping has been shown to help learners learn, researchers create new knowledge, administrators to better structure and manage organizations, writers to write, and evaluators assess learning." Joseph D. 37% of people are visual-spatial learners.
Mind map A mind map about educational technology A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those major ideas. Mind maps can also be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture, meeting or planning session, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram. A similar concept in the 1970s was "idea sun bursting". Origins The semantic network was developed in the late 1950s as a theory to understand human learning and developed further by Allan M. Popularisation Guidelines Uses Research Features
Visual thinking school Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams. It’s also about using tools — like pen and paper, index cards and software tools — to externalize your internal thinking processes, making them more clear, explicit and actionable. Why is visual thinking important? There’s more information at your fingertips than ever before, and yet people are overwhelmed by it. When faced with too much information we shut down. We think in pictures. Think you can’t draw? Squiggle birds (I learned squiggle birds from my friend Chris Glynn). So why is visual thinking important? The whirl. Visualization is increasingly used in business and science to simplify complexity: a picture is worth a thousand words. This is a fallacy. How to draw a car.
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. Day 1: Declutter MagazinesDay 2: Declutter DVD’sDay 3: Declutter booksDay 4: Declutter kitchen appliances 2. If you take it out, put it back.If you open it, close it.If you throw it down, pick it up.If you take it off, hang it up. 3. A burnt light bulb that needs to be changed.A button that’s missing on your favorite shirt.The fact that every time you open your top kitchen cabinet all of the plastic food containers fall out. Happiness 4. 5. 6. How many times do you beat yourself up during the day? 7. Learning/Personal Development 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
100+ Awesome Open Courseware Links for Artists | ArtCareer.net 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. Check out these open courseware resources to learn more, get fresh perspectives and expand your artistic horizons. Introductory Courses Learn the basics from these courses geared towards the beginner. Introduction to Sculpture : This course will deal with issues central to modern sculpture like site, context, process, psychology and aesthetics as well as helping students to work with some more non-traditional materials. Images and Online Exhibits These museums and online exhibits are wonderful places to find free and public domain images for inspiration or scholarly art study . Smithsonian American Art Museum Online Exhibitions : The SAAM has a number of online exhibits that range from landscape painting to modern photography.
School of Education Johns Hopkins University Visual Thinking: Symbolic Ways Of Representing Ideas by Nancy Margulies After more than twenty years of visual recording, Christine Valenza and I are still intrigued and challenged by the possibilities it presents. Thousands of teachers as well as business people also record their ideas visually in order to make them more clear, compelling and inviting. One of the visual mapping areas that sometimes poses a problem is the process of coming up with and drawing symbols. Recognizing this challenge, Christine, and I wrote a book called Visual Thinking, Tools for Mapping Your Ideas. Although the notion that some people can draw and others can't is one of the myths of our culture, in fact, learning to draw simple images is easy. Try the step-by-step method of drawing the following symbols, or just look closely at the images to see how simple they are when broken down into their component lines and shapes. Here is a sample page from the Symbolary: The Role of Symbols Throughout history human beings have used images.
Live Sketching - Get a unique reminder of your event Close Reading: The Text, the Students, and Me Close Reading: The Text, the Students, and Me By Sarah Powley closeAuthor: Sarah Powley Name: Sarah PowleySite: n English teacher for 37 years, Sarah has taught in secondary schools in Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Indiana. For many years, she served as the English Department Chair at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Indiana, and is now a full-time Instructional Coach for her district. I sometimes heard that question when I was the teacher at the front of the room, leading my students through Great Expectations, Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby…and a library of other literary staples in the English Language Arts canon. Such a remark was gratifying to hear because what it really meant was that the students had been awed by the text. “I’ll never be able to read a book like that,” they would say. “Yes, you will,” I’d answer. And I had to be honest: “Do you think all this comes to me the very first time I read a book?”
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. Elaboration and repetition are the most common ways of creating that personal interaction. Elaboration involves creating a rich context for the experience by adding together visual, auditory, and other information about the fact. One common technique used by students, is actually, not that helpful. These techniques do help you improve your memory on a behavioral level, but not on a fundamental brain structure level. Focus Alertness, focus, concentration, motivation, and heightened awareness are largely a matter of attitude. If you want to learn or remember something, concentrate on just that one thing. Keep reading…
Definición y usos TIC Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación, también conocidas como TIC, son el conjunto de tecnologías desarrolladas para gestionar información y enviarla de un lugar a otro. Abarcan un abanico de soluciones muy amplio. Incluyen las tecnologías para almacenar información y recuperarla después, enviar y recibir información de un sitio a otro, o procesar información para poder calcular resultados y elaborar informes. Las TIC se conciben como el universo de dos conjuntos, representados por las tradicionales Tecnologías de la Comunicación (TC) - constituidas principalmente por la radio, la televisión y la telefonía convencional - y por las Tecnologías de la información (TI) caracterizadas por la digitalización de las tecnologías de registros de contenidos (informática, de las comunicaciones, telemática y de las interfaces). Las TIC nos ofrecen la posibilidad de realizar unas funciones que facilitan nuestros trabajos tales: - Instrumentos para todo tipo de proceso de datos.