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Technology as a Tool for Visual Learners who Need Extra Help. Becca Arnold Website http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/beccasclass. Introduction. 40% of all students are visual learners Visual learners learn by seeing or writing pictures or words.

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technology as a tool for visual learners who need extra help

Technology as a Tool for Visual Learners who Need Extra Help

Becca Arnold

Website http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/beccasclass

introduction
Introduction
  • 40% of all students are visual learners
  • Visual learners learn by seeing or writing pictures or words.
  • Visual learners use images and color to increase their retention of material.
  • Many teachers' and instructors' teaching styles do not include many visual aids, but rather are often strict, traditional lecture.
summary of what i found
Summary Of What I found
  • Websites offer lessons great for the visual learner
    • Lessons explained
    • Graphics and pictures present
    • Practice to evaluate understanding
    • Teachers can use internet as a resource
    • Parent and child interaction
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Summary of What I found
  • Children gain a better understanding of information
  • Children feel motivated to learn
  • Children can feel confident in their abilities
  • Children can take ownership for their work
  • Children can engage themselves in different kinds of learning
detail findings
Detail Findings
  • Math is a subject that requires lots of repetition and practice.
  • Math Stories
    • Provides step-by-step explanation of concepts
    • Ex. Use of patterns and how to arrive at an answer
    • Practice problems available
    • http://www.mathstories.com/strategies_find_pattern.htm.
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You can find a pattern. 3) SOLVE:Look at the numbers in the pattern.3 = 1 + 2 (starting number is 1, add 2 to make 3)
detail findings1
Detail Findings
  • Grammar lessons have the ability to be a bit dull and boring (although important)
  • Wacky Web Tales
    • Offers explanation on parts of speech
    • Provides practice by offering mad libs
    • Pick topics that interest the child
    • Easy steps to print
    • E-mail with friends
    • http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
slide8
Learn to Be a Rock Star (insert parts of speech)
  • your name… Sam
  • Adjective… Friendly
  • musical instrument…Flute
  • large number…1,000,000
detail findings2
Detail Findings
  • Reading fun and interesting books is a great way for children to retain information
  • Schools have a limited selection
  • Assigned books may provide little motivation
  • Certain books are not on the level of the student
book adventure
BookAdventure
  • Book Adventure
    • Safe and easy registration
    • Questioning in order to find a just right book
    • Sites to order books or places to pick them up
    • Discussion about each books
    • Quizzes about the book
    • Points earned on a child’s account serves as a motivator http://www.bookadventure.org
book adventure eg
Book Adventure (eg.)
  • Bailey Bookmark will help find the book that's just right for you! You can take a quiz, earn points, and get prizes.
  • The Prizes you choose are up to you! These great games make learning fun. Invite your parents to play with you.
  • Rex has dropped off these useful resources to help you read better. Almanac, Dictionaries, and more!
franklin institute
Franklin Institute
  • Along with reading, science is another important part of education for elementary age children.
  • Taught using a hands-on-approach
  • Limited
    • Resources
    • Money
    • Time
slide13
Franklin Institute
    • Access all scientific topics
    • Access to famous inventors or contributors
    • Offers information regarding exhibits
    • Uses videos or webcasts
    • Shows pictures
    • Provides experiments
    • http://sln.fi.edu/learn.html
franklin institute1
Franklin Institute
  • Living Things in The NewsKeep current with the latest science news.
  • The Science Daily Magazine update offers the most recent developments in life science.
scanning can help visual learners
Scanning Can Help Visual Learners
  • This next slide is an image scanned to the power point courtesy of an education catalogue
  • By clicking on this next slide you will connect to the inspiration homepage
  • This site provides technology for the visual learner
  • Just click and find out…
follow up action plan
Follow Up Action Plan
  • Search engine dedicated to these types of sites
    • Library of working sites
    • Divided by subject, level, and age
    • Create an account to keep record of children’s work and progress
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Follow Up Action Plan
  • States and schools allocate money for technology
  • Time is made for students to learn necessary tools in order to access sites
  • Teachers offer alternatives to lectures
  • Teachers assign sites for homework
  • Teachers, tutors, and parents have a common reference
appendix
Appendix
  • http://www.pssc.ttu.edu/techhort/lasrvy/vs_vr.htm
  • http://www.mathstories.com/strategies_find_pattern.htm
  • http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
  • http://www.amazon.com
  • http://www.bookadventure.org
  • http://sln.fi.edu/learn.html
  • Click here for more references ArnoldBeccaIAB1.doc
  • ResearchPaper