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USA TODAY Education's Teachers' Lounge » Teaching Kids About Commercials

USA TODAY Education's Teachers' Lounge » Teaching Kids About Commercials | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Visual literacy and media literacy have definite overlaps. One thing they share that is so important for kids is the ability to think critically. 

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Grat piece, Susan! Thanks
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Visual Literacy Through Children's Picture Books

Visual Literacy Through Children's Picture Books | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Use picture books to help kids think about what they see, and guide them toward becoming media-savvy in real life.
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Asking kids to really look at and engage with picture books is an excellent way to enhance their skills in visual literacy. Here are some sample questions you could use. 

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Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses

Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is another excellent infographic on the different Creative Commons Licenses. As most of you know, Creative Commons (CC) is a licensing non-profit body that provides content...

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 3, 1:51 PM

Visuals help we "older learners" too. Whether it is for schoolwork, blogging, or social sharing for fun, understanding the various Cerative Commons Licenses is not just useful, it's invaluable.

Maria Richards's curator insight, July 3, 7:18 PM

A 'constant' in teaching!!!

 

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- Learning 2.012 – Deconstructing to Construct: Visual Literacy

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Lots of great questions in a slideshare by Frank Curkovic to guide kids in exploring images. 

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16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney

16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Because why waste money on an English degree when you can just watch Disney movies?
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Simple explanations with examples from Disney movies. 

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...


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An almost overwhelming but potentially useful list.

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maite collados's curator insight, January 14, 11:24 AM

Las infografías son una herramienta muy útil por su factor visual: en poco espacio y de forma visulamente agradable y atrayente, engloba datos y relaciona conceptos.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 30, 7:50 AM

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Free Steampunk Collage Sheets

Free Steampunk Collage Sheets | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to find good steampunk imagery - clockwork machines, gears, and all that steam- powered machinery that is so beautiful!
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Great steampunk collage sheets - free to download. 

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The Book Chook: Visual Literacy - Investigate and Play with Images

The Book Chook: Visual Literacy - Investigate and Play with Images | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Help kids develop skills in visual literacy by using picture books, apps, websites and other media. 

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10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom

10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...

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Useful reminders on word cloud versatility. 

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Primary English's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:08 PM

Ten easy ways to use word clouds to inspire reading and writing.

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20 Posters for Disney Classics

20 Posters for Disney Classics | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
First, thanks for all the interest in our recent TV shows posters and all the nice reactions. In the future we plan to expand this project but today it's a different set of posters. Even though we'...
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Minimalist posters, this time for Disney movies

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Tips for Teaching Visual Literacy for the Common Core > Eye On Education

Tips for Teaching Visual Literacy for the Common Core > Eye On Education | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis...

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The Book Chook: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink

The Book Chook: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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ThingLink is an interesting way to embed links and other media into an image to present information. 

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:25 PM

Make photos copme aliove with embedded links etc

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Toys from Trash

Toys from Trash | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Gallery of Arvind Gupta's Fun Science Toys hosted at ArvindGuptaToys.com - Page by Samir Dhurde
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Great gallery of projects showing kids how to convert trash to toys. Visual literacy aspect from the annnotated images that give directions. Good models for kids to follow. 

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An Infinite Collaborative Image Canvas: CanvasDropr

An Infinite Collaborative Image Canvas: CanvasDropr | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

CanvasDropr provides a virtually infinite online canvas on which you and your friends / contacts can easily add, position, resize and rotate photos and video clips at will.

CanvasDropr can be used to brainstorm around visual collections, to select and organize images, and to prepare visual portfolios or tours to share with others or to be published online. 

 

From the official site: "The center of the CanvasDropr idea is to work and collaborate on a so-called "Canvas".

 

The canvas can be shared by an unlimited amount of people, and changes made in the canvas are updated real-time in every user’s canvas.

 

Users can easily drag and drop new images directly from their desktop onto the canvas."

 

CanvasDrops allows you to text chat in real-time with other "collaborators" you have invited as well as to set permissions for what "public" users can edit or modify on a "public canvas.

 

It is possible to place photos and video clips coming from Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa or to import one simply by providing its URL. 

 

The final canvas can be shared on FB or Twitter, downloaded as an "image" or a .zip file containing all of its images and can also be "embedded" on any site or blog.

 

The service is free to use.

 

Check this video: http://vimeo.com/31591478 ;

Find out more: http://www.canvasdropr.com/ ;

 

or you can try it immediately with no need for signup if you alrady have a Twitter or facebook account: http://www.canvasdropr.com/Signup.aspx ;


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:44 PM

A nice collaborative tool for images.

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12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond

12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

12 things to look at when reading images and three simple questions to help develop visual literacy. 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 28, 2:59 PM

This was a prequel step, but "allow yourself to wonder WHY" is so important and freeing.

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 12:43 PM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey for sharing this copyright teaching resource via her scoop.it curation page.  I will be sharing this with my elementary and pre-service teachers. 

Llandrillo Library's curator insight, January 20, 7:24 AM

Great online resource page to help with questions about copyright. A US slant but still good basic common sense

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Recommendations for public domain images from Free Tech 4 Teachers.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:02 AM

Kids need pictures for projects, but they also need to understand copyright, intellectual property, and plagiarism. This can help with that.

 

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Mathematical Art Presented by the American Mathematical Society

Mathematical Art Presented by the American Mathematical Society | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

"The connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years. Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces. Dutch artist M.C. Escher represented infinity, Möbius bands, tessellations, deformations, reflections, Platonic solids, spirals, symmetry, and the hyperbolic plane in his works.

 

"Mathematicians and artists continue to create stunning works in all media and to explore the visualization of mathematics--origami, computer-generated landscapes, tesselations, fractals, anamorphic art, and more."

 


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Help kids connect Maths with Art 

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Provides an insight into the cross integration between Maths and Arts. This is a great link, for a foray into higher order thinking, and visualisation. Could be a valuable resource for upper primary, in linking their mathematical learning to a more meaning context (in linking to their experiences of art in nature and in man-made objects around them) –


There are links to galleries & exhibitions – which could translate into a class excursion. 

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Pencil Play Collective: Past Themes

Pencil Play Collective: Past Themes | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Group of illustrators interperet monthly themes. Great to share and discuss with kids. 

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PicLits.com - Create a PicLit

PicLits.com - Create a PicLit | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Not particularly high-tech but a great way to engage kids with words and images. 

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Le papier ne sera jamais mort / Paper is not dead on influencia.net !

À l’époque où le débat fait rage entre les prescripteurs du « tout numérique », et les irréductibles défenseurs du papier, Le Trèfle prend position avec son nouveau…
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Wonderful toilet paper aid where no language is needed to understand. Great model for kids interested in making own ads! 

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Minimalist Children’s Story Posters | GBlog

Minimalist Children’s Story Posters | GBlog | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Minimalist posters that depict a children's story

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The Book Chook: Questions to Promote Visual Literacy

The Book Chook: Questions to Promote Visual Literacy | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Questions can help kids build visual literacy skills. Some examples, using prompts like "What if?","How?" etc

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Maria Richards's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:34 PM

The colours in thIs visual image gently appealing.

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Web Literacy - Websites to Validate | November Learning

These are sites that can be used with students when teaching them about Web literacy.
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Useful resources for teaching kids to evaluate a website as part of InfoLit - certainly some VisLit elements too. 

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Embedding Visuals Into Teaching and Learning

Embedding Visuals Into Teaching and Learning | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Tweet I confess, I am a visual learner! I also relate better to metaphors, since they paint a picture in my mind. My eyes roll back when I see long passages of text, that I am supposed to read, dig...
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Nice reinforcing of the importance of visual literacy plus short explanation of the iPad app, Haiku Deck. 

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