Visual Impact, Visual Teaching: Using Images to Strengthen Learning / Edition 2

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Each day, teachers look for new ways to get students excited about learning and new ways to help them retain the information they learn. In this practical guide, Timothy Gangwer incorporates the latest research on visual learning and shows how you can stimulate students' interest and Participation.
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Editorial Reviews

Laura S. Gulledge
"Hold on to this author—he is magical! I feel so lucky to have this book on my shelf! I learned more from reading Gangwer's book than I have in eight years of professional development workshops."
Ellen Herbert
"A valuable and well-ordered amalgamation of research on the use of images to support learning through visual literacy in all subjects and age levels. Gangwer has effectively organized information from many sources into a form that is readable and practical for a wide variety of education practitioners, including classroom teachers and fine arts teachers."
Rhonda S. Robinson
"The book provides a much-needed guide for teachers to incorporate visual teaching and learning strategies into their classrooms."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412968294
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/15/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Gangwer is a pioneer in the field of visual learning and a dedicated educator of 26 years. He has served as visual literacy consultant to the Ministry of Education, Paris, France; Ministry of Education, Toranomon, Japan; Mediterranean Association of International Schools, Casablanca, Morocco; Association of International Schools in Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and as a trainer for the United States Department of Education’s National Diffusion Network. He is an international keynote speaker, educational consultant, and the director and co-founder of the Visual Teaching Alliance. A former elementary teacher of students with learning disabilities, he is also an award-winning digital artist and songwriter.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Author xv

1 What Is Visual Teaching? 1

Introduction to Visual Teaching 2

The Six Methods of Visual Learning 7

Critical Visual Thinking 10

Reinforcing Critical Visual Thinking Skills 14

The Power of Visual Learning 17

2 Brain-Compatible Learning 23

Learning Styles 25

Differentiating Instruction 27

Multiple Intelligences 28

Character Education 31

The Six Stages of Moral Development 33

Processing Visual Information 37

Visual vs. Auditory Cortex 39

Right-Brain and Left-Brain 42

Tapping in to the Right-Brain 43

Dyslexia 44

3 Visual Communication Tools 49

What Is Infinity? 51

Graphic Organizers 52

Glyphs 53

The Three Levels of Visual Communication 55

Decoding 56

General Photo Tips 57

Digital Photo Tips 60

Technology-Based Instruction 62

Using the Internet in the Classroom 65

Media Literacy 66

4 Fine Arts 73

Visual Music 75

The Six Methods of Visual/Musical Learning 76

Affecting the Brain with Color 77

The Watergraph Process 83

Role-Play and Drama 86

Material Acquisition 88

5 Visual Communication Skills for English Language Learners 91

Visual Thinking Maps 93

Image Mapping 95

Visual Links 96

Visual Journals 98

6 Subject-Specific Visual Learning Activities for the Classroom 101

Language Arts 102

Math 119

Science 126

Environmental Studies 133

Social Studies 139

Arts and Humanities 152

Early Childhood 160

Portfolios 163

Life Skills 171

Enhancing Self-Esteem 178

Global Holidays 188

Conclusion 197

References 199

Suggested Reading 203

Index 207

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