#TEDTalkTuesday: Making ideas clear by visualizing them

Tom Wujec: 3 ways the brain creates meaning

We make meaning by seeing, by an act of visual interrogation. The lessons for us are three-fold. First, use images to clarify what we’re trying to communicate. Secondly make those images interactive so that we engage much more fully. And the third is to augment memory by creating a visual persistence. These are techniques that can be used to be — that can be applied in a wide range of problem solving.

So the act of collectively and collaboratively building the image transforms the collaboration.

Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!

There are four ways that learners intake information so that they can make decisions. They are visual, auditory, reading and writing and kinesthetic. Now in order for us to really chew on information and do something with it, we have to engage at least two of those modalities, or we have to engage one of those modalities coupled with an emotional experience. The incredible contribution of the doodle is that it engages all four learning modalities simultaneously with the possibility of an emotional experience. 

Steve Johnson: Where good ideas come from

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