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Visual Impact, Visual Teaching
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Visual Impact, Visual Teaching
Using Images to Strengthen Learning

Second Edition
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January 2009 | 240 pages | Corwin

"Hold on to this author—he is magical! I learned more from reading Gangwer's book than I have in eight years of professional development workshops."
—Laura S. Gulledge, Media Literacy Teacher
Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City, AL

"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."
—Ellen Herbert, Art Teacher
Longview High School, TX

Spark learners' enthusiasm and promote retention of content with visual teaching techniques!

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 information
  • Using 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.


 
Foreword by Nathan Jensen
 
Preface
 
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. What Is Visual Teaching?
What Is Visual Teaching?

 
Introduction to Visual Teaching

 
The Six Methods of Visual Learning

 
Critical Visual Thinking

 
The Power of Visual Learning

 
 
2. Brain-Compatible Learning
Brain-Compatible Learning

 
Learning Styles

 
Differentiating Instruction

 
Multiple Intelligences

 
Character Education

 
Processing Visual Information

 
Visual vs. Auditory Cortex

 
Right-Brain—Left-Brain

 
Tapping Into the Right-Brain

 
Dyslexia

 
 
3. Visual Communication Tools
Photographic Language

 
What Is Infinity?

 
Graphic Organizers

 
Glyphs

 
The Three Levels of Visual Communication

 
Decoding

 
General Photo Tips

 
Digital Photo Tips

 
Technology-Based Instruction

 
Using the Internet in the Classroom

 
Media Literacy

 
 
4. Fine Arts
Affecting the Brain With Music

 
Visual Music

 
The Six Methods of Visual/Musical Learning

 
Affecting the Brain With Color

 
The Watergraph Process

 
Role-Play and Drama

 
Material Acquisition

 
 
5. Visual Communication Skills for English Language Learners
Standards and Strategies

 
Visual Thinking Maps

 
Image Mapping

 
Visual Links

 
Visual Journals

 
 
6. Subject-Specific Visual Learning Activities for the Classroom
Language Arts

 
Math

 
Science

 
Environmental Studies

 
Social Studies

 
Arts & Humanities

 
Early Childhood

 
Portfolios

 
Life Skills

 
Enhancing Self-Esteem

 
Global Holidays

 
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography & Recommended Reading
 
Index

"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."

Laura S. Gulledge, Media Literacy Teacher
Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City, AL

"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."

Ellen Herbert, Art Teacher
Longview High School, TX

"The book provides a much-needed guide for teachers to incorporate visual teaching and learning strategies into their classrooms."

Rhonda S. Robinson, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Mary Baker Turner, Graduate Student
Northern Illinois University

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1


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