Visual Impact, Visual Teaching: Using Images to Strengthen Learning

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SAGE Publications, Jan 16, 2009 - Education - 217 pages
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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.Offering classroom-tested techniques to engage learners' brains, this book includes hundreds of ready-to-use visual learning activities in language arts, math, science, social studies, environmental studies, the arts, and more. This resource covers: Differentiating instruction based on how students process visual informationUsing graphic organizers, digital photography, the Internet, and other visual communication tools - Incorporating music, art, and drama to enhance instruction and learning - Teaching visual communication strategies to English language learners - Discover how to use visual strategies and activities to help students think critically about the way they understand and perceive the world."--Publisher's website.

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In a rare full-color professional book, Gangwer, who consults with governments internationally, details the power of visual literacy, one of the many 21st century skills that join information literacy ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

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 Educationís 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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