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Visual Literacy
Images, lesson plans, ideas, infographics and other resources to use when developing visual literacy in kids.
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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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Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.
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Infographic shows predictions about the state of our future world. 

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:23 AM

Interesting peek into the possible future!! 

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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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Terry Doherty's comment, January 9, 2013 11:18 AM
Grat piece, Susan! Thanks
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Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal

Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually...

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Great explanation of the importance of images and vis lit - veni, vidi, velcro!

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Bullying Resource: For the Birds Pixar

Award winning Pixar short animation movie, For the Birds. For the Birds is an animated short film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios released in 2000. It i... Great lead for discussions on bullying.


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Lots to discuss with kids.

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Raising Young Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age

Raising Young Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Teaching kids how to curate information and discern what's trustworthy from what's bogus is a really important lesson for parents nowadays.

Via Karen Bonanno, Stefano D'ambrosio
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Visual literacy is an important component of digital literacy - and teaching kids to be discerning about what they do online is one of the most important skills of all. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 14, 2012 7:06 PM

This parent states, "So in this age of information at out fingertips, parents have one more important skill to teach their kids: how to be discerning".

 

My insight is that not all parents would be in a position to be able to teach their child this skill. Having access to a teacher librarian certainly would help to support the parents in this worthy endeavour.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 15, 2012 4:06 AM
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, Today, 9:03 AMI agree but do parents or teachers realise that school librarians have these skills and are able to teach them? I wish more people understood our skills!  
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Writing with Images in the Digital Age

Writing with Images in the Digital Age | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

As text and image converge and blend, complement or replace one another, and become something new, our ways of reading and writing and studying have become transformed as well. If we want to help our students become effective communicators, that is, effective users and producers of image-texts, we need to understand these media from the inside out and become better users and producers ourselves.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 3:09 PM
Great article, thanks!
Terry Doherty's comment, December 4, 2012 1:20 PM
Drat! I didn't see your finger prints on this one I was going to send it too you!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 4, 2012 2:22 PM
Terry, I got your message above - not sure my paws are that big but I love the post - so thanks!
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How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story | Social Media Club

How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story | Social Media Club | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, January 13, 2013 10:58 AM
Thanks this is awesome.
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, January 25, 2013 5:46 PM
Thank you Nikolaos and GSeremetakis for your visits and rescoops.
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iMovie for iPad – Storyboard help sheets for trailers | Tech-Info-Maths T.I.M.

iMovie for iPad – Storyboard help sheets for trailers | Tech-Info-Maths T.I.M. | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics | Vectortuts+

How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics | Vectortuts+ | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Tutorial on creating infographics in Illustrator CS4

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45 Websites For Students To Create Original Artwork Online

45 Websites For Students To Create Original Artwork Online | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
More and more websites are coming online to give students the ability to unleash their creativity in new and innovative ways.  From abstract art to pointillism, students now can click and draw their way into original works of art, and today’s...
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Photos That Changed the World

Photos That Changed the World | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Life Magazine has a comprehensive series entitled “100 Photographs That Changed the World,” and included in this spread are many Pulitzer Prize winning photographs.  This weekend, I vis...
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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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Media Literacy: Visual Literacy

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Frank W.Baker's website has a big vis lit component, incorporating lesson plans, texts, vids etc

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Teaching Visual Media Literacy | MiddleWeb

Teaching Visual Media Literacy | MiddleWeb | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Engaging students in creating & analyzing images & films is a key step in developing an important 21st century skill, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker.
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Visual literacy with particular emphasis on the filmmaking process.

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The Book Chook: Biff! Zap! Pow! Using Comic Editors for Education

The Book Chook: Biff! Zap! Pow! Using Comic Editors for Education | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
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Learning activities based on comic editors - lots of opportunities for developing visual literacy skills. 

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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

In media studies we often look at the creation of print and digital advertisements. Traditionally, students learn many of the foundational principles for creating a layout through a lecture or text book reading, and then eventually create their own.

What if we started with creativity rather than principles?


Via JackieGerstein Ed.D., Pippa Davies @PippaDavies , Heather Witten, Valerie Bryant, Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Creating is such an accessible and motivating skill. Let's start there!

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Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:05 AM

Моя практика показывает, что такой путь - верный!

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, January 10, 2014 3:56 AM

Who ever suggested Bloom's taxonomy as a pyramid that required to master the bottom levels before the top ones?

 

Putting 'creating' first is the logical manifestation of action-oriented teaching.

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:47 AM

Suena provocador comenzar por la creación y la creatividad en lugar de comenzar con la memorización de información.

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How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.

From word clouds to network data visualizations, infographics have become a primary format for content in a relatively short period of time. Although the ‘infographic’ is nothing new, its proliferation and evolution has been nothing short of exponential in the past few years.

Whether you love them or hate them, the rising popularity of infographics can’t be denied.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 7, 2013 4:29 PM

Really excellent how-to using the impressive Piktochart infographic tool.

Neil Ferree's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:05 AM

Infographics done right and done well can generate lots of traffic to your http://bit.ly/RichSnippet and build your brand

Charles-Louis Mazerolles's curator insight, March 8, 2013 3:28 AM

good tool to know :-)

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Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics

Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity ...

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Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media

Cross-curriculular units spiral to address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age appropriate way

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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
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HCL's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:26 PM

Some good tips here...

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POSTER: Multiple Intelligences in Comics Ed

POSTER: Multiple Intelligences in Comics Ed | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Here’s a pair of multiple intelligences posters I designed for the NECAC anthology earlier this year: [CLICK TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD EACH IMAGE]   As with other COMICS WORKSHOP posters, I&#821...
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9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION

9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Create infographics, free tools for data visualization and analysis including charts, data visualisation tools, icon archives and more infographics software to start creating your own infographics.
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