Visual Learning and Web 2.0

In a web 2.0 world, individuality is celebrated, and education can be tailored. This workshop explores the variety of ways various tools can be used to promote thinking, particularly for those who are more engaged by a visual learning experience.

1: Diversity

What is your learning style? (Try at least one)

2: Collaboration

If you haven't got one yet, get a gmail account: http://mail.google.com
Register on www.mywebspiration.com and launch the program
Load the template: sent to you via webspiration
Invite someone to collaborate with you
Google Docs is also a great way to collaborate. Create, save and share documents online: http://docs.google.com

3: Other Tools

A: Thinking Tools

Intel

Intel Student Login
https://educate.intel.com/workspace/student/loginpage.aspx?LID=en
If you want to create your own Intel activities, go to the teacher login page and register. Explore Visual Ranking more and look at the other thinking tools from Intel.
Intel Teacher Login & more info
http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/VisualRanking
Other educational tools from Intel
http://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm
See also: Exploratree
Thinking schemes - use theirs or create and share your own
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/

B: Data Visualisation

Many Eyes

A great way to visualise a variety of data, including text with Wordle. Start a forum and invite others to share in a discussion about your data.
http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
See my example forum: Visual Learning
See also: Swivel
Another site offering Data sources and interactive graphing
http://www.swivel.com/

C: Timeline

Create and work collaboratively on  a timeline
http://www.xtimeline.com/ search for "Ancient Greek Civilisation"
See also:
News Timeline
http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com
Search according to a timeline in Google (from Google search page, choose show options)

D: Google Tools

Try out Google Wonder Wheel (from Google search page, choose show options)
Try out Google squared: http://www.google.com/squared
Google Earth
Additional Resources
More visual learning tools
http://newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com/Mind+Mapping+Tools
Free e-book with examples of web 2.0 projects
http://www.terry-freedman.org.uk/db/web2/doc_page4.html
"Periodic Table" of visualisation methods (an interesting visualisation itself!)
http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html#
© 2017 Peter de Lisle