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via Free Technology for Teachers by noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne) on 06/08/10


18 Formats for Handmade Thinking in the Classroom is a presentation put together by Laurence Musgrove. In the presentation Musgrove takes the ideas from Dan Roam's Back of the Napkin books and applies them to the classroom. In his presentation Musgrove outlines eighteen ways that visual thinking and handmade sketches can be used in your teaching practice. Musgrove includes some examples of handmade sketches created by students. There are 100 slides in the slidedeck, but the deck didn't get interesting to me until slide seventeen when Musgrove jumps into the 18 formats for handmade thinking.
View the slides below.

Visit Laurence Musgrove's website, The Illustrated Professor for more examples of using handmade drawings as a reading response format.

If you're interested in having your students create free-hand sketches on their computers for later use in presentations, you may want to explore these five free online drawing tools.

 
 

Things you can do from here:

 
 

Infographic World - 12 Interesting Infographics: "Infographics can be good mediums for delivering statistical information in visually engaging formats. Infographic World is a commercial producer of infographics. In their gallery of sample work Infographic World has one dozen infographics addressing topics related to environment and economics. A couple of the infographics that might be of particular interest to teachers are Haiti Disaster Relief and The State of Renewable Energy in the United States.

Applications for Education
Statistics in and of themselves can be kind of boring to students. A good infographic can make statistics appear more interesting. You could use the samples from Infographic World as conversation starters in class. You could also use the samples as models for your students when you have them create infographics of their own.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Is It Better to Rent or Buy? Interactive Infographic
Two Cool Economics Infographics
Cool Infographics - Caffeine Consumption

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