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Visual Learning through Technology. MCTEC October 15, 2010 Kate Gavalier. What is Visual Learning?. Visual learning is a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data and other information are associated with images and techniques.

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Visual learning through technology

Visual Learning through Technology

MCTEC

October 15, 2010

Kate Gavalier


What is visual learning

What is Visual Learning?

Visual learning is a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data and other information are associated with images and techniques.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_learning]


Visual learning through technology

thought webs

thought diagrams

Graphic organizers

concept maps

idea maps

mind maps


Why should we use these tools

Why should we use these tools?

  • Allows students to make concrete representations of abstract concepts

  • “an external representation of semantic memory”

  • “Combining visual and verbal modes for cognitive processing reduces the burdon(sic) on working memory, expanding the brain's ability for coping with complex cognitive task requirements.”

    [Tergan, S. (2004). Concept maps for managing individual knowledge. Paper presented at the first international conference on concept mapping: Pamplona, Spain. Retrieved April 27, 2007 from: http://www.iwm-kmrc.de/workshops/sim2004/pdf_files/Tergan.pdf ]


These tools can be used in place of

These tools can be used in place of...

  • Note taking

  • Exploring cause and effect relationships or displaying a train of thought

  • Outlining

  • Prewriting strategies

  • Brainstorm topics for writing

  • Text comprehension: summarizing


Mind mapping vs concept mapping

Mind Mapping vs. Concept Mapping

  • Mind maps – shows connections in a hierarchical manner

  • Mind maps - Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.

  • Concept maps – show connections between concepts in more diverse patterns


Cost based software

Cost-based Software

Inspiration

Kidspiration

SMART Ideas concept-mapping software


Free web based software

Free Web-Based Software

Webspiration

Bubbl.us

Mappio

  • Mind 42

    • States of Matter map

Wallwisher

Other Sites


Webspiration

Webspiration

Webspiration

Username: mcesc

Password: mcctc

Email: gmail

Username: mctec

Password: mcctc

Email: access

Username: mcctc

Password: mcctc

Email: live


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Story Retelling

The Three Pigs


Try it out

Try It Out

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Cinderella

  • Little Red Riding Hood


Again let s try it out

Again Let’s try it out...

  • Divide into three groups

  • Each group will represent a different branch of government

  • Determine three different functions of your branch

  • Complete the concept map for your branch on Bubbl.us


Visual learning through technology

Judicial Branch

Username: judicial

Password: mctec

Legislative Branch

Username: legislative

Password: mctec

Executive Branch

Username: executive branch

Password: mctec


Check out my wiki page

Check out my WIKI page

http://mctec.wikispaces.com/gavalier

[email protected]


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