Formerly a publication of The Brain Store
The students now moving through our educational system are by far the most visually stimulated generation our schools have ever had to teach. Having grown up with cable television, video games, computer software, and the Internet, they are truly visual learners coming of age in an increasingly visual world.
Today's students respond best to active learning strategies combined with visual stimulation. Discover how to use photographs and fine arts in your curriculum with this unique resource that includes hundreds of subject-specific visual learning activities for the classroom!
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 Education's 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.
Foreword by Nathan JensenPrefacePublisher's AcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. 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 Learning2. 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 Dyslexia3. 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 Literacy4. 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 Acquisition5. Visual Communication Skills for English Language Learners Standards and Strategies Visual Thinking Maps Image Mapping Visual Links Visual Journals6. 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 HolidaysConclusionBibliography & Recommended ReadingIndex