Posts Tagged ‘brainstorming’

Visually Think Through the Brainstorming Process

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Tweet So your students have sat down at their computers to begin brainstorming. They have a main idea in the center of their screens and maybe they’ve started to RapidFire® every concept that comes to mind on the topic. Soon their screens are full of words, pictures and symbols that represent their thoughts. This visual Read more »

How Visual Learning Supports Writing

Tweet At our most recent webinar on transforming struggling students into proficient thinkers and writers with Webspiration Classroom™ service, one of our attendees asked a fabulous question: How does visual learning improve students’ writing skills? While we often say that our visual learning tools, like Kidspiration®, Inspiration® and Webspiration Classroom, improve writing and support the Read more »

Take Process Writing to the Webspiration Classroom

Tweet Writing skills are critical for educational achievement, success after graduation, career performance and life skills. With the continually growing use of digital communication methods including word processing, blogs, email, texting and other Internet-enabled forms, written communication skills are imperative for students to compete in the world today. However, writing does not come naturally to Read more »

Collaboration on the Forefront of K-12 Technology

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Tweet Technology in the last five to ten years has dramatically affected the way we communicate and collaborate. Students today, who are the digital natives of our world, communicate naturally through programs on computers and applications on mobile devices. Between texting, social networks and email, students understand that our world collaborates and communicates via technology Read more »

Say It Without Words

Visual Communication

Tweet Communication is commonly understood as an output or exchange of information, where thoughts are verbalized or expressed in words spoken aloud or by written means. Yet often, communication does not involve words at all. Visual communication, such as that conveyed with pictures, art or other nonlinguistic representations, is all around us in the world Read more »

Visual Thinking Solves Problems

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Tweet I believe problem solving is a necessary, learned skill involving vision, strategy and higher-order thinking; all things that educators need to teach and nurture in students in order for them to be successful in school and in life. Since I received my masters in whole systems design and systems thinking, I have a bias Read more »

Right Brain Strategies for Left Brain Results

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Tweet Educators across the country constantly share with me the challenge of teaching students to write. Teachers tell me that some students dive into their essays with enthusiasm for translating their thoughts and knowledge into carefully constructed sentences, while most find writing tasks frustrating and daunting. For those that need extra help, research points to Read more »

Do You See What I’m Saying?

Tweet I’m a visual thinker. This means that if you ask me for directions to the library down the street, I will give you vivid images with colorful landmarks that point you in the direction of where you need to go. I dream in color and I perform well on tests when I’ve reviewed a Read more »

Visual Learning in the 21st Century

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Tweet 21st century skills – the words have been buzzing through speeches and between conversations at education conferences and on the web for a couple of years now. National organizations like the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), advocate and define the 21st century skills pertinent to students’ success in their studies and careers after Read more »

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