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Using Visual Thinking in the Classroom

TA Orientation Staff Training, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University, August 11, 2010

Derek Bruff

on 11 August 2010

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Using Visual Thinking in the Classroom Derek Bruff
Vanderbilt University Presenting Visually Complement, Don't Clutter. Use Metaphors. Show Relationships and Patterns. Your slides are not a teleprompter. Help students understand and remember. Colors and spatial arrangements convey meaning. Interacting Visually Images can be metaphors and can tell stories. Ask Students to Select Images. Ask Students to Create Images. Draw to show relationships and surface ideas. Use visuals to help students situate and recall ideas. Capture Discussions Graphically. "Lecturing Basics" by Derek Bruff http://www.slideshare.net/derekbruff/lecturing-basics Where to find good images? http://www.flickr.com http://creativecommons.org http://www.compfight.com "Connecting with Participatory Culture" by Derek Bruff http://prezi.com/gwh2_e5r6tme by Stella Flores & Jacob Thornton,
Vanderbilt University "Movie Narrative Charts" by xkcd http://xkcd.com/657/ A Slideshow Makeover http://www.slideshare.net/brainslides/ph-lecture-makeover VisualsSpeak Kate O'Doherty's Story - http://is.gd/ebVlD Five-Card Flickr "Politics as Usual" - http://is.gd/ebVzQ Mind Maps Example and photos from Peter Durand, Alphachimp Studios Concept Maps Jennifer Osterhage's Story - http://is.gd/ebWhx Coordinate Axes Derek's Story - http://is.gd/ebX3N Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) Chris Ray's Story - http://is.gd/ebY6w Great Visual Thinkers of Our Time Demetri Martin Findings - http://is.gd/ed4lf Jessica Hagy http://thisisindexed.com/ http://tinyurl.com/vucftvizthink
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