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Visual Impact, Visual Teaching
Using Images to Strengthen Learning

Second Edition
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January 2009 | 240 pages | Corwin
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!

 
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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