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How to Travel Through Animapsby Becky Shelton, Jennifer Burch and Michelle Newell
Visual Literacy Research* Research suggests….. Students develop visual literacy through practice interpreting and creating visual messages Animated graphics are better for learning descriptive facts than text-only lessons Visual organizers that include illustrations and text promote thinking and learning Using visuals results in greater degree of learning*Stokes, S. (2001). Visual Literacy in Teaching and Learning: A Literature Perspective.Retrieved December 2, 2011 from http://ejite.isu.edu/Volume1No1/Stokes.html
Learning Achieved at the Highest Degree• By incorporating visual learning into lessons, teachers can move students along Bloom’s Taxonomy, thus increasing understanding• When students create their own visual messages, as they can with Animaps, they can reach the highest level of learning
Goodbye boring maps Hello Animaps!What is Animaps? • New mapping technology to create and view beautifully informative animated maps • Turns your Google map into a map movie • Lets you add images, videos and animations
Why Animaps in the Classroom?• Improve visual literacy skills while increasing content area understanding• Students create maps to show highest degree of learning on Bloom’s Taxonomy• Maps can be customized and enhanced with images, text, and video• Sparks student interest and increases student engagement
Creating a History Lesson Using Animaps Provide Animated Students maps students Assign students a would use would with a research research to illustratetutorial for project.. create an the visual using animated timeline of Animaps map.. events. …..
Creating lessons cont.…Allow students time forresearch and creating maps—include time outside of class,too, so as to not monopolize allof instructional timeHave students completeprojects either individually orcollaborativelyReserve time for students topresent completed projects inclass
Animaps….not just forSocial Studies Classroom Tracking an outbreakCreating story maps in of a specific disease in Language Arts Health Ideas for using Animaps in other content areas: Mapping migratory Planning a familypatterns of animals in vacation in Technology Science
What are you waiting for? useful tool for excellent visual educators literacy tool Animaps address the learning excite students to needs of all studentslearn out of the norm