... Use a diagram ("picture glossary" to provide key vocabulary when introducing unfamil…
Use a diagram ("picture glossary" to provide key vocabulary when introducing unfamiliar or "technical" language.
Flow charts, timelines and tables can help students to plan an essay (such as explanations, recounts, reports).
Science and technology
Many scientific concepts
Relationships in nature can also be summarized as a web diagram (such as a food web) or flow chart (such as the water cycle).
Step-by-step procedures ("how to...") can be followed more easily when arranged as a flow chart, storyboard, or timeline.
Social relationships can
Flow charts are useful in explaining topics such as recycling, habitats, interdependence and responsibilities. History
Use timelines to
Flow maps (maps with arrows showing journeys) help children to visualize exploration and migration themes
Changes over time, causes of key events, and sequencing of events can be shown clearly using flow charts
Line graphs help visualize economic and other changes over time Geography
Graphs (line, bar,
Flow charts help visualize topics such as the water cycle, climate change, globalization, and Earth processes
Maps can be used to visualize political states, climate, vegetation, wealth and poverty, trade, war, and so on.
Health and nutrition
Use a pie
A flow chart can help students to understand processes such as respiration and digestion
Line graphs can record changes in body temperature, heartbeat, pulse and breathing before and after exercise
Cross sections and cutaway diagrams help students to visualize how the body works Mathematics
Young children can
Spatial concepts are best shown in maps and diagrams.
Some children can interpret problems more successfully if they are encouraged to visualize the key elements in a map or diagram.
Graphing assists work in measurement and recording of data.
Arts and crafts
Use storyboards to
Students who elect to take art subjects are identifying themselves as visual learners; build on their visual strengths by providing explanations as flow charts and organizing cooperative projects using tables and maps.
essay (grades 4–8)
Students who have
Before starting the essay, therefore, ask students to plan it using one of these visual texts. Each text has a different purpose:
A tree diagram organizes the topic into groups and examples. It is ideal for writing an information report.
A storyboard shows how an item changes over time, making it a suitable planning tool for writing procedures (instructions).
A flow chart sequences events in order and is one of the most useful visual texts, helping in the planning of explanations, procedures and recounts.
3. How do I get started?
Visit any of these sites to get some ideas:
Wordle - turn text into an image
Voki - make your own speaking avatar
Wordsift - turn text into image with hyperlinks to words
ToonDoo - create cartoons
Glogster - create digital posters Glogster for Educators
kerPoof - create just about anything
Pixton interactive web comics
Image Generator - make graphics with your photos
visual embeddable timeline with pics &
Time Rime -multimedia timeline great for education
Preceden -easy to use timeline tool, $19 for unlimited access
4. What else should I know?
be able to:
interpret, understand, and
produce visual messages using computers and other technologies.
use visual thinking to conceptualize solutions to problems.
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