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Images, lesson plans, ideas, infographics and other resources to use when developing visual literacy in kids.
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Communicating Ideas

Expository and persuasive text. For example, kids can make their own poster based on a given movie trailer. 

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.
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BIG Kids Magazine: IDEAS for Map-making and contributing to BIG

BIG Kids Magazine: IDEAS for Map-making and contributing to BIG | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Lovely creative ways of thinking about and producing maps. 

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Warning: 1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art | Daniel Pink

Warning: 1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art | Daniel Pink | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
The College for Creative Studies, the excellent art and design school in Detroit, has launched one of the smartest ad campaigns I've seen this year.
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The Book Chook: Making Posters at ArtSkills

The Book Chook: Making Posters at ArtSkills | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

ArtSkills offers you a range of templates to help you get started. They are customisable, so you can add text, images, change colours and fonts etc. Also a pdf on the poster making process.

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The Cavalcade of Public Domain Resources

The Cavalcade of Public Domain Resources | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
A cavalcade of links to sources for clip art, photos, and sounds from public domain and collect licensed Web content...

 

Welcome to one of the largest if not the largest catalog of free image sources on the Web. This growing cavalcade of sources has over 200 unique Websites that offer either public domain and collective commons licensed resources at NO COST! All links open new windows for easier access to multiple image sources.


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Logo Maker

Logo Maker | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Free logo maker tool helps you create a logo you'll love in as little as 2 minutes. Try it now for free!
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KJB de signets graphiques's Tumblelog

KJB de signets graphiques's Tumblelog | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

10 levels of intimacy in today’s communication... Simple infographic with limited text.


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Picasa Web Albums - Matt Cauthron - Surreal Me (Pro)

Picasa Web Albums - Matt Cauthron - Surreal Me (Pro) | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Photos by Matt Cauthron, Aug 6, 2011 - Professional examples of surreal portraits.
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Educational Games | Overview

Educational Games | Overview | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Overview of interactive online games that support visual literacy aims.


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Admongo.gov

Admongo.gov | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

All about advertising. Who is responsible for the ad? What is the ad actually saying? What does the ad want me to do? 

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Graphic novels in the curriculum - Education Scotland

Graphic novels in the curriculum - Education Scotland | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
The materials in this resource are aimed at supporting staff in both developing their knowledge of the comic/graphic novel medium and understanding its full potential in a classroom/leisure reading situation.

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How to Read Nonfiction Text | Reading Rockets

How to Read Nonfiction Text | Reading Rockets | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
Kids love to read about real people, places, and events. Nonfiction books present real information in engaging and interesting ways.
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The Book Art Project - Pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts - Paul Johnson

The Book Art Project - Pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts - Paul Johnson | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it
The Book Art Project - pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts - Paul Johnson.
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eChalk: optical illusions

Probably the best optical illusions in the world. Browse our online educational games, classroom resources and lesson activities for interactive whiteboards and data projectors.
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The Book Chook: Fun and Easy Ways to Make Digital Art with Kids

The Book Chook: Fun and Easy Ways to Make Digital Art with Kids | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Using online tools to play with digital art. 

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GOOD 009 - Transparency - On Driving

GOOD 009 - Transparency - On Driving | Visual Literacy | Scoop.it

Nice idea using a traditional game board as a timeline!


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