The Power of the Visual for learning

Visuals are so powerful. Carl Hendrick wrote recently about motivational posters recently here and I tend to agree when they’re used out of context, however I think visualisations can be a great learning tool, particularly when students make them themselves.

We can embed learning linked to numeracy in lots of different ways. If it’s analysis of data through the creation of an infographic using Infogr.am or Piktochart (or examining an existing one) or something a bit more complicated like this by Mike Bostock which requires students to program a visual using code there are lots of ways in which we can embed numeracy in to visual work.

We can do it in other ways too. Below are a number of examples, ideas, apps and ways in which you could embed numeracy and / or literacy in to your learning

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