31 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2021
    1. Physical mark-making also quickens the memory, which is one reason that handwritten notes are so much easier to recall than their typed equivalents.

      Where is the research to back this up? I'm sure it exists.

    1. In my gaze it felt that despite the almost omnipresent governmental presence, human networks took a measure of their importance and along the course of confinement we saw the buildup of the lines of many solidarity networks, not only because we benevolently provided necessary goods for each-other, but also because we shared opinions, information, and a lot of imaginations along the modalities of our existing independent infrastructures, trusting each other, across borders.
  2. Sep 2021
    1. A series of studies conducted by Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau, a professor of psychology at Kingston University in Britain; Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, a professor of behavioral science at Kingston; and their colleagues, has explored the benefits of such interactivity. In these studies, experimenters pose a problem; one group of problem solvers is permitted to interact physically with the properties of the problem, while a second group must only think through the problem. Interactivity “inevitably benefits performance,” they report.

      Physical interactivity with a problem may help improve results.

    2. Turning a mental representation into shapes and lines on a page helped them to elucidate more fully what they already knew while revealing with ruthless rigor what they did not yet comprehend.

      The modality shift of putting ideas onto a page like this is similar to the idea behind the Feynman technique.

    3. Moving mental contents out of our heads and onto the space of a sketch pad or whiteboard allows us to inspect it with our senses, a cognitive bonus that the psychologist Daniel Reisberg calls “the detachment gain.”

      Moving ideas from our heads into the real world, whether written or potentially using other modalities, can provide a detachment gain, by which we're able to extend those ideas by drawing, sketching, or otherwise using them.

      How might we use the idea of detachment gain to better effect in our pedagogy? I've heard anecdotal evidence of the benefit of modality shifts in many spaces including creating sketchnotes.

      While some sketchnotes don't make sense to those who weren't present for the original talk, perhaps they're incredibly useful methods for those who are doing the modality shifts from hearing/seeing into writing/drawing.

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      The dual coding theory, proposed in the 1970s by Allan Palvio, suggests that the brain processes information using two primary channels: verbal and visual.



  3. Aug 2021
    1. Sketchnoting forces students to take ideas from a lesson and turn them into their own ideas. It also forces modality shifts.

      Reviewing over a lecture after the fact to create sketchnotes is incredibly similar to some of the point and purpose of Cornell Notes.

      While watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOHcWhdguIY

  4. Jul 2021
    1. "The main lesson is that even though they were all good at recognizing letters, the writing training was the best at every other measure. And they required less time to get there," lead author Professor Robert Wiley, from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, said in a statement. "With writing, you're getting a stronger representation in your mind that lets you scaffold toward these other types of tasks that don't in any way involve handwriting." Every participant in the study was an adult but the scientists are confident that the same for children. The key, they argue, is that handwriting reinforces what is being learned about the letter, such as the sound, beyond their shape. "The question out there for parents and educators is why should our kids spend any time doing handwriting," explained senior author professor Brenda Rapp, from Johns Hopkins University. "Obviously, you're going to be a better hand-writer if you practice it. But since people are handwriting less then maybe who cares? The real question is: Are there other benefits to handwriting that have to do with reading and spelling and understanding? We find there most definitely are."

      Handwriting (as opposed to typing) has been shown to improve the speed at which one learns alphabets.


      Is the effect also seen in other types of learning? What about reading and taking notes by hand versus typing them out?

  5. Jun 2021
    1. This wasn’t exactly radical behavior — marking up books, I’m pretty sure, is one of the Seven Undying Cornerstones of Highly Effective College Studying.

      Annotating books provides a way of creating modality shifts from the original form into others, and this is likely one of the reasons that it's an effective thinking, learning, and study tool.

  6. Oct 2020
    1. "There’s one great quote that’s attributed to Confucius: 'I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand,'" says Case. "I really believe in the potential of the interactive mediums."

      This is related to the broad idea of modality shifts in more modern educational contexts.

  7. Jul 2020
  8. Apr 2020
  9. Mar 2018
    1. “There was a lot of emotion in the air. We finished on a great note, and I’m really excited about that. But we’re ready. We are so ready. Let’s get going.”

      The use of this final quote, concludes the article and gives a direct quote for reference and reality. Another linguistic aspect of modality.


      The dates and titles of the sub-headers give a time reference, allowing readers to see the progression of the dancers and their mission.

    3. None

      As the importance of visual modes is important, this extends to what is being photographed. Seeing the dancers in this element makes them more relatable.

    4. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

      The hyperlinking of this portion of the text, is an important aspect in multi modality. It gives reader the opportunity to further research whatever the topic may be. In this case, readers can see more about the Westside Cultural Arts Center. And as a plus, this link opens in a new tab - and readers do not stray too far from the article.

    5. Terminus has established significant partnerships right out of the gate. For at least the first two years, the home headquarters for Terminus will be the Westside Cultural Arts Center.

      The Balls text discusses that through the use of various modes is important, sometimes the best way to explain something is through words. In this the author explains the popularity of Terminus, and as you read further the impact that the group has.

    6. The

      The photograph (left) of the dancers is the first one in the text, aside from the video that is in the beginning. This image "puts a face to a name" . For readers that did not watch the video, it gives a more positive receival of the dancers.

    7. And yet they formed in a tight circle in a corner of the garage and began to loosen up under the direction of Tara Lee, in her 21st season as a star with Atlanta Ballet.

      The chunking of the text makes it easier to read, which aids in the comprehension of the text as well as its aesthetics. This setup of the text is apart of the linguistic mode , presented in the Ball text.

    8. On a sultry Thursday evening in late April, only three weeks before the Atlanta Ballet season finale, five current and former company dancers gathered in an enclosed parking garage inside the Westside Cultural Arts Center to greet their future. The hard, bare concrete floor was hardly optimal for dance — far removed from the state-of-the-art dance studios they were accustomed to. There was no massive stereo system to pipe in their music, only an Apple laptop and a set of computer speakers. There wasn’t even air conditioning to dampen the sweaty heat, just the slightly cooled night air from outside.

      The words the the author uses to describe the gathering of the Atlanta dancers are formal and inviting. This linguistic mode has a lot to do with the way in which readers receive what is being presented to them. For example, describing the Thursday evening as "sultry" , as well as the brief bu thorough description of the air, gives imagery and sets somewhat of a serene/relaxed mood.

    9. On

      The article initially grabs the attention of the reader by displaying a video. Rather than bombarding the reader with words, the article allows for an introduction through visuals as well as first hand recounts from the individuals. This depicts the visual and aural aspects of the Ball reading. Through this, the reader is able to get a more personal view of what the article is about, which is typically easier to pay attention to than reading a lengthy article that discusses the same things. The readers listen to the voices of the dancers, which brings forth a more of a connection through tone of voice and emotion.

    10. The inside story of Terminus, the new dance company by five ex-Atlanta Ballet dancers

      I will be linking this text in reference to Kristin Arola and Cheryl Ball's "What are Multimodal Projects?" from their book Writer/Designer, which allows for further understanding of the purpose of this article.

    1. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ " ~ ~ ~ ~; ;J ~ el~ ~~ el~ ~ ~ cl j e ~ 9, cl -, c13 sl, ill:" .. Academic essays, biology posters, statistical PowerPolnt presenta-tions, lolcats ... what do all of these texts have in common? They are all multimodal.

      "Forty Years Later, the Golden Record Goes Vinyl" is my supplemental text, which is an online article about sound recordings. This record was a way David used multi modality to communicate with others.

  10. Jul 2017
    1. A pedagogy of Multiliteracies would need to address this as a fundamental aspect of contemporary teaching and learning.

      As thecnology evolves pedagogy needs to keep up with the rapid changes. Our students do not learn the same way they did 10 years ago, when most of the new teacher attended schools.

    1. Design is a prospective enterprise

      thinking about my website and the choice of images, this article makes me realize that images are sometime more communicative than words.

    2. Yet only that for which there is a word can be brought into communication: no word, no communication about it. In image, if there is something that we wish to depict, we can depict whatever we want. We don’t ask: ”Is there an appropriate image we can use?” Contrary to common sense assumptions about language, words are vague.

      images, specially mental imagines are very powerful, but the physical image of something can carry many meanings depending on the audience.

    3. The choice of mode has profound effects on meaning, and textbook designers, for instance, need to be aware of such meaning effects of different modes.

      information based on facts can vary depending of the author

  11. Aug 2015