Session notes: The Longest Mile: From Media Resources to Successful Lesson Plans

Lynell Burmark, VisionShift International

When we hear something it goes to short-term memory. Images go to long-term memory.
Research on Images and long-term memory

Each eye has 1,000,000 fibers to the brain; each ear has 30,000. Which route is more compelling?

Humans process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. (3M Corporation)

Words are processed sequentially; images simultaneously.
Words can only recall images we have already seen.

Power point slide that is most effective: full-screen image with voice-over

Studying for tests? Using illustrated materials, retention and recall increase 42% and transfer increases 89%.

It’s Never 2 Late –

AccuWeather Education

American Library Association Great Sites

Apple Learning Interchange

Discovery – UnitedStreaming™


Jeopardy games

Lesson plans from the American Memory collections (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress


Outta Ray’s Head


Primary School

Resources for Images:
“Web Resources for Images”
Click handouts
Click Enter
Username: educate password: better

Lesson plan: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

Look at a picture
Students write 3 things they see; 2 things they infer; and 1 question to ask.

Progressive Story-
Use a koosh ball
Use 4-16 images
Students start a story
Next person who catches the ball continues the story
And so on.

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