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Visual Impact, Visual Teaching
Using Images to Strengthen Learning

Second Edition


© 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

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Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1


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