"The Art of Crime Detection" is an interactive Web activity consisting of an introductory animation, two crime-solving scenarios, and an open-ended drawing tool. The two scenarios, the Toilet Paper Caper and Pushing Other People's Buttons, provides the student with an understanding of the differences between right brain and left brain processes, an understanding of visual images and vocabulary and their impact in providing descriptions, and understand how people look at the same situation as others but from a different perspective. The student uses the PDArtist, a PDA-type device that guides them through the process of using either side of the brain, or both sides simultaneously. Students can also use the PDArtist alone, as a creative tool for their own scenarios.
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