Lynell Burmark, VisionShift International
When we hear something it goes to short-term memory. Images go to long-term memory.
Research on Images and long-term memory
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
American Library Association Great Sites
Apple Learning Interchange
Discovery – UnitedStreaming™
Lesson plans from the American Memory collections (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress
Outta Ray’s Head
Resources for Images:
“Web Resources for Images”
Username: educate password: better
Lesson plan: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
Look at a picture
Students write 3 things they see; 2 things they infer; and 1 question to ask.
Use a koosh ball
Use 4-16 images
Students start a story
Next person who catches the ball continues the story
And so on.