Session notes: The Longest Mile: From Media Resources to Successful Lesson Plans

Lynell Burmark, VisionShift International
http://www.lynellburmark.org/

http://www.tcpd.org/Burmark/Books/VisualBook.html

When we hear something it goes to short-term memory. Images go to long-term memory.
Research on Images and long-term memory
www.AGOCG.ac.uk/reports/graphics/capture2/sect1.htm

Each eye has 1,000,000 fibers to the brain; each ear has 30,000. Which route is more compelling?

Humans process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. (3M Corporation)

Words are processed sequentially; images simultaneously.
Words can only recall images we have already seen.

Power point slide that is most effective: full-screen image with voice-over

Studying for tests? Using illustrated materials, retention and recall increase 42% and transfer increases 89%.

It’s Never 2 Late – http://www.IN2L.com

AccuWeather Education
http://ap.accuweather.com


American Library Association Great Sites
www.ala.org/greatsites

Apple Learning Interchange
http://ali.apple.com

Discovery – UnitedStreaming™
www.unitedstreaming.com

eHow
www.ehow.com

Jeopardy games
http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/res_techn/countyjeopardygames.htm

Lesson plans from the American Memory collections (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/

Library of Congress
www.loc.gov

NetTrekker
www.nettrekker.com

Outta Ray’s Head
www.rayser.ca

pics4learning
http://pics4learning.com/

Primary School
http://www.primaryschool.com.au/

Resources for Images:
http://www.morguefile.com
http://www.flickr.com
http://commons.wikimedia.org
http://pics4learning.com
http://www.educatebetter.org
“Web Resources for Images”
Click handouts
Click Enter
Username: educate password: better

Lesson plan: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=116

Look at a picture
Students write 3 things they see; 2 things they infer; and 1 question to ask.

Progressive Story-
Use a koosh ball
Use 4-16 images
Students start a story
Next person who catches the ball continues the story
And so on.

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