Visual Learning - Techniques to Improve Learning

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Visual Learning - Techniques to Improve Learning

  1. 2. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History Liberty, Missouri Faculty Park University “ Technology for the Classroom”
  2. 3. What is visual learning style? prefer using images, pictures, colors, and maps to organize information and communicate with others, you can easily visualize objects, plans and outcomes in your mind’s eye
  3. 4. <ul><li>Using a visual can: </li></ul><ul><li>Help introduce a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Start a discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Spark a question </li></ul>
  4. 7. Harvard Department of Education Resources Thinking Routines can be used with images or topics Project Zero Visible Thinking
  5. 8. Visual Techniques <ul><li>See – Think – Wonder </li></ul><ul><li>What do you see ? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about that? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it make you wonder ? </li></ul>
  6. 12. Visual Techniques <ul><li>Explanation Game </li></ul><ul><li>I notice that... </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it that way? </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Why did it happen that way? </li></ul>
  7. 15. Visual Techniques Newspaper Headlines 1. If you were to write a headline for this image that captured the most important aspect that should be remembered, what would that headline be?
  8. 18. Classroom Ideas <ul><li>Graphic Novels / Comics </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing students to read graphic novels </li></ul><ul><li>create comics or graphic novels </li></ul>
  9. 20. http://plasq.com/comiclife
  10. 21. Classroom Ideas <ul><li>Graphic Organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Help students organize their thoughts and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Can be done as an individual or group </li></ul>
  11. 22. Classroom Ideas Worksheet Works Graphic Organizers
  12. 25. Classroom Ideas Visual Timelines
  13. 26. Classroom Ideas Wordle Free online application takes a text selection and creates a visual image based on frequency, color and size font
  14. 27. Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg Address
  15. 28. John Lennon – Lyrics to Imagine
  16. 29. President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
  17. 30. Star-Spangled Banner – All Four Verses
  18. 31. Classroom Ideas Flickr Toys Free online application which allows you to make trading cards, magazine covers, etc.
  19. 32. Classroom Ideas Picturing America Set of photos from many eras of American history – large and laminated prints
  20. 33. Classroom Ideas Common Craft Videos Videos which use graphics and animation to explain a concept or tell a story
  21. 34. Finding Images Flickr Storm An online tool which allows you to search for images on Twitter and create collections for your students
  22. 35. Visual learning study tips <ul><li>Make flashcards of key information that needs to be memorized </li></ul><ul><li>Draw symbols and pictures on the cards to facilitate recall </li></ul>
  23. 36. Visual learning study tips <ul><li>Mark up the margins of your textbook with key words, symbols, and diagrams that help you remember the text </li></ul>
  24. 37. Visual learning study tips <ul><li>When learning mathematical or technical information, make charts to organize the information </li></ul>
  25. 38. Visual learning study tips <ul><li>Use highlighter pens of contrasting colors to &quot;color code&quot; the information </li></ul>
  26. 39. Visual learning study tips <ul><li>Ask the teacher to diagram </li></ul><ul><li>As much as possible, translate words and ideas into symbols, pictures, and diagrams </li></ul>
  27. 40. Visual learning study tips <ul><li>Use highlighter pens of contrasting colors to &quot;color code&quot; the information </li></ul>
  28. 41. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri [email_address] www.speakingofhistory.com Twitter : elanghorst Skype : elanghorst
  29. 42. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri [email_address] www.speakingofhistory.com Twitter : elanghorst Skype : elanghorst
  30. 43. “ The source and center of all man's creative power. . . is his power of making images , or the power of imagination.” - Robert Collier
  31. 44. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Jr. High School Liberty, Missouri [email_address] www.speakingofhistory.com Twitter : elanghorst Skype : elanghorst

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