Ch. 9: Visualizing with Technology

By Johnathan Barris

What are Visualization Tools?

-a "visualization tool" is any visual object that can help in the process or memorization, learning, and gathering important information. Humans need visuals in order to complete most tasks and create and retain meaning. This page seeks to bring froth some visualization tools one could use for learning!

Drawing and Painting Programs

Using drawing and painting programs are great visual tools to depict and translate what we might learn and construct it isn't new forms of visuals. Examples: Paint, drawing applications. Ect.

A focus on Math

Types of Math Visualization Tools with Technology

  • Graphing Calculators
  • Frequency Tables in TinkerPlots
  • Visual Geomentry with Geometer Sktechpad

Visualizing with Digital Cameras and Video

The world has adapted to the availability to take photos in more ways that we can list. We use photos fro forms of memorization in times of quick documentation, we use it to teach others and display information. It seems the more quality pictures that can be produced, the more willing we are to utilize the, in our everyday lives. Those who seek to share information have adopted the use of digital documentaries with videos as well as photos. There is a lot of meaning in today's video and photo dumentations. People often use such visualization tools in class to:

  • Improve students self-confidence by creating video production
  • Provoke feelings of satisfaction
  • Provide valuable feedback and self assessment oppurtunies
  • Adopting and nurturing the cooperative learning aspect of the classroom

Video Modeling and Feedback

Video recording can be a useful visualization tool for those who wish to gain improvment I various types of work. This tools allows the person to see themselves in action and tehy evaluate their performance and actions "in the field."

NETS Standards & Visualization Technology

  1. Creativity and Inovation
  2. Communication and Colaboration
  3. Research and Information Fluency
  4. Critical Thinking, Problem Sloving, Dicision Making
  5. Digital Citizenship