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Cindy Edwards

Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education - 60 views

  • Characters in alphabets began as pictures with meaning (West, 1997).
  • As history repeats itself, we may find that a great deal of information is better presented visually rather than verbally.
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  • predominant mode of literacy depends on the technology and mass media it embraces (Sinatra, 1986).
  • Kellner (1998) proposes that multiple literacies are necessary to meet the challenges of today's society, literacies that include print literacy, visual literacy, aural literacy, media literacy, computer literacy, cultural literacy, social literacy, and ecoliteracy.
  • Learning through orderly, sequential, verbal-mathematical, left-hemisphere tasks is a pattern seen frequently in education (West, 1997). Those whose thought processes are predominantly in the right-hemisphere where visual-spatial and nonverbal cognition activities rule frequently may have difficulty capitalizing on a learning style that is not compatible with their abilities.
  • If visual literacy is regarded as a language, then there is a need to know how to communicate using this language, which includes being alert to visual messages and critically reading or viewing images as the language of the messages.
  • Technology, particularly the graphical user interface of the World Wide Web, requires skills for reading and writing visually in order to derive meaning from what is being communicated.
  • Because visual literacy precedes verbal literacy in human development,
  • learning evolves from the concrete to the abstract; visual symbols are nonverbal representations that precede verbal symbols (Sinatra, 1986).
  • West (1997) conveys an innovative mathematics approach whereby students “do” mathematics rather than “watch” mathematics. The technique emphasizes learning through interactive graphics without words. “The words go into an idea only after the idea has already settled in our mind”(West, p.
  • The literature suggests that using visual elements in teaching and learning yields positive results.
Mary Beth  Messner

18 Free Screencasting tools to Create Video Tutorials - 142 views

  • Screencasting  is a better and great way to showcase a procedure, to teach,demonstrate a service or to create video tutorials without having to write a content or an article. Screencasting tools are available both as desktop applications (Free and commercial) and web-based services. The good news is that there are a growing number of screencasting tools that are completely free to use; some do not even require a registration to let you get started.
Paul McKean

Jolicloud - 91 views

    Jolicloud connects you to all of your favorite online apps, social media, videos, photos and files from any computer in the world.
    Jolicloud - Virtual Desktop #cloud #edtech #elearning #bookmark #share #collaborate #tech
    We are hoping to go the Jolicloud route this coming school year. Is anyone out there using it? Comments, critiques and suggestions welcome.
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