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Graphicacy - The Key To Visual Thinking In A Differentiated Classroom

Graphicacy - The Key To Visual Thinking In A Differentiated Classroom | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"In the scholastic world's quest to pinpoint new "literacies," one of the most essential skills in a student's toolkit isn't new at all. "Graphicacy" is the vital proficiency with visual inputs that all learners must master in the modern classroom. Graphicacy refers to the encoding and decoding of images, particularly in the close examination of details that construct visual meaning. It stands with literacy, oracy, and numeracy as one of the four indispensable corners of education."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:40 PM

In education we talk about a variety of literacies, and one that comes up more often today is visual literacy, which may also be referred to as graphicacy. This post explores this concept providing a historical perspective as well as links to a number of excellent resources.

There are also many visuals with the post, including the one above that looks at the many forms of graphicacy that we see in our classrooms (and provides a number of definitions). Many of these forms may be created by students using technology.

There is also a short video, To Understand is to Perceive Patterns, that looks at how patterns in nature are repeated.

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Instructional Strategy Ideas - Infographic

Instructional Strategy Ideas - Infographic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Ideas for Instructional Strategies for classroom use

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I could paper my entire office with good infographics!  This is a good collection of ideas and reminders on good instructional strategies!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:45 PM

You may choose to go directly to the infographic on Instructional Strategies Ideas or you may want to check out the post that provides examples, definitions and more information at http://www.fortheteachers.org/instructional_strategies.htm#.UlYC7BD4ugR

As For The Teachers blog states "Because you can never have enough strategy ideas in your teaching toolbox…"

Mounds View High School's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:19 PM

Ideas that you could implement in your classroom tomorrow. 

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Providing Opportunities for Learners to Tell Their Stories

Providing Opportunities for Learners to Tell Their Stories | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"One of the greatest gifts a teacher can give learners is the opportunity to tell their stories, and to establish venues to have those stories witnessed by others. There is a movement among pockets of educators to make education a passion-based process of learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 20, 2013 10:01 PM

Do you believe "that learning should be interest-driven, that learners should create narratives that they find personally motivating, personally relevant, personally interesting using digital media tools to tell their stories"? This post explores this concept, sharing resources and strategies to help make this happen, specifically by the use of videos. For more information click through to the post.

Laura Kamis Wrang's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:45 AM

I totally agree!

 

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11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever.  From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students..."


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:36 AM

Great info graph with ideas about how to add technology to up lift  and modernize your teaching and organizational skills.

 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:04 AM

Great ideas!

Kelly Brenner Smith's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Fun ideas for getting kids involved in classroom technology....

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Digital Citizenship Pledge (3-5)

Digital Citizenship Pledge (3-5) | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Students collaborate in creating a digital citizenship pledge outlining their collective social norms for exploring in and interacting with the ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:09 PM

Common Sense Media is a great resource for teaching digital citizenship. A day or so ago I scooped a new song they had created on digital citizenship. This poster is a digitial citizenship pledge, one that you may talk about with your student and have each sign...and it has two extra spaces where you may choose to add one or two new rules. If you click through to their website you will also find a lesson plan on this. Common Sense Media does require  you to log-in to access all their materials (for download) and they have excellent resources.

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:54 PM

a nice tool for elementary?