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Utilising IT in visual literacy progams

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  • Utilising IT and Digital Technology in classroom Visual Literacy Programs Anthony Dewhurst
    • Utilising IT and Digital Technology in classroom
    • Visual Literacy Programs
    • Anthony Dewhurst
    • Session Objectives
    • Participants:
    • - view and consider a variety of visual literacy and IT orientated experiences that can be pursued in the classroom.
    • are orientated as to how they could approach delivering a variety of visual literacy based and IT orientated lessons within the classroom.
    • have access to and knowledge of the computer and IT skills that are required by the students to create documents that show their developing understanding and application of visual literacy outcomes
    • - Students explore & use visual communication in order to express their ideas & interpret the ideas of others.
    • - Students will use a range of technologies to create media works of many types.
    • - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of a poster.
    • - Students will identify and analyse the structures & features characteristic of a range of visuals.
    • - Students will identify that visuals are constructed for particular reasons.
    • Students will interpret and analyse the purpose and point of view of a visual presentation.
    • (Examples of Visual Literacy Outcomes from the PYP Language Scope and Sequence Age Ranges 7-12 years)
    • Movie Posters Advertisements
    • CD Covers Student Conference Posters
    • Book Covers Student Writing Anthologies
    • Posters Student Electronic Picture Books
    • Comics Photo Stories
    • Cartoons Procedures
    • Magazine Covers
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • Name of actor/actors.
    • Title of movie that reflects genre.
    • An image that reflects genre.
    • Movie audience rating that reflects genre and intended audience.
    • Tagline that reflects genre.
    • (Production information, quotes, release dates)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention.
    • Large font size for the major actors and movie title.
    • Use of contrast colour between poster image and titles.
    • Use of popular phrases or ‘plays’ on them for taglines.
    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins.
    • Formatting pictures behind text.
    • Inserting text boxes.
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour .
    • Changing font size and colour.
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    M O V I E P O S T E R S
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • Front Cover
    • Name of band/singer which may reveal genre.
    • Title of CD that reflects genre or album theme.
    • An image that reflects genre, artist or album theme.
    • Back Cover
    • Song titles that reflect genre or album theme.
    • An additional image that reflects genre, artist or album theme.
    • (Production information)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention.
    • Large font size for the band name and CD title.
    • Use of contrast colour between CD image and titles.
    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins.
    • Formatting pictures behind text.
    • Inserting text boxes.
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour.
    • Changing font size and colour.
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    C D C O V E R S
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • A book title that reflects the genre or theme.
    • An image that reflects the genre or theme.
    • The name of the author.
    • (Publication details, tagline, review/critic quote)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention.
    • Large font size for the book title and author.
    • Use of contrast colour between image and titles.
    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins.
    • Formatting pictures behind text.
    • Inserting text boxes.
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour.
    • Changing font size and colour.
    • Internet image sizes + 400 mgpxls minimum.
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    B O O K C O V E R S
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • An image intended to evoke specific feelings.
    • A caption that reveals the intention of the poster.
    • (websites, organisation names)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention
    • Large font size for the caption and other text.
    • Use of contrast colour between poster image and text.
    • Direct, to the point, captions or statements.
    • Microsoft Word Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins
    • Formatting pictures behind text
    • Inserting text boxes
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour
    • Changing font size and colour
    • Internet image sizes + 400 mgpxls minimum.
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    P O S T E RS
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • Narrative told through story board sequence.
    • Use of speech bubbles and thinking bubbles.
    • Speech and thinking colours contain clear text that does not interfere with the action of the images.
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • A sequence of pictures or photograph s that tell a short story or joke.
    • Use of speech bubbles and thinking bubbles.
    • Use of contrast colour between the speech and thinking bubbles and the comic images
    • Short expressive sentences that are typically the speech or thoughts of the characters.
    • The use of body language and facial expression.
    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Formatting pictures behind text.
    • Inserting text boxes inside auto shapes.
    • Formatting text boxes and auto shapes to have a specific colour fill or line colour .
    • Changing font size and colour.
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    COM I CS
    • Deconstruction Features: Visual and Language Features:
    • Narrative told through one image. - An image or photograph that presents a
    • Use of speech bubbles, thinking bubbles and clear scene.
    • orientation boxes. - Use of speech bubbles, thinking bubbles
    • Speech and thinking colours contain clear text and orientation boxes.
    • that does not interfere with the action of the images. - Use of contrast colour.
    • Text contains political or positional intention. - The use of body language and facial
    • expressions
    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Formatting pictures behind text. Camera Skills
    • Inserting text boxes inside auto shapes. - Framing
    • Formatting text boxes and auto shapes to have a - Lighting
    • specific colour fill or line colour .
    C A R T O O N S
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • Title of Magazine that reflects genre and targeted audience.
    • An image that reflects genre and targeted audience.
    • Content captions with ‘hooks’.
    • Price and barcode.
    • Publication date.
    • (Website, edition number)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to attract buyer.
    • Large font sizes for the magazine title and contents captions.
    • Use of contrast colour between cover image, title and captions.
    • Use of popular phrases or ‘plays’ on them for caption titles.
    • Microsoft Word Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins.
    • Formatting pictures behind text.
    • Inserting text boxes.
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour.
    • Changing font size and colour.
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
    • Spacing
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    • Deconstruction Features:
    • A caption that consists of a few words to attract attention and intended audience.
    • Title of product via title, product symbol, product slogan or web address.
    • An image to attract attention and desire.
    • (quotes, descriptions, special offers)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention and desire.
    • Large font size for caption, slogan and/or product name.
    • Use of contrast colour between advertisement image and titles.
    • Use of popular phrases or ‘plays’ on them for captions.
    • Microsoft Word Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins
    • Formatting pictures behind text
    • Inserting text boxes
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour
    • Changing font size and colour
    • Camera Skills
    • Framing
    • Lighting
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    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Created on PowerPoint
    • Print Screen (Prnt Scrn) to capture original document.
    • Paste and ‘crop’ the print screen picture on PowerPoint.
    • Resize the picture
    • Hyperlink the picture to the original document.
    • Format fonts.
    S T U D E N T C O N F E R E N C E P O S T E R S
    • Deconstruction Features:
    • A book title that reflects the genre or theme.
    • An image that reflects the genre or theme.
    • The name of the author.
    • (Publication details)
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention.
    • Large font size for the book title and author.
    • Use of contrast colour between image and titles.
    • Computer Skills Required:
    • Reformatting margins.
    • Formatting pictures behind text.
    • Inserting text boxes.
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour fill or line colour.
    • Changing font size and colour.
    • Print Screen (Prnt Scrn) to capture original document.
    • Paste and ‘crop’ the print screen picture on PowerPoint.
    • Resize the picture.
    • Hyperlink the contents page poem title to the print screen document.
    W R I T I N G A N T H O L O G I E S
    • Deconstruction Features: Computer Skills Required:
    • Title of book that reflects the genre or book theme. - Internet image sizes + 400 mgpxls minimum.
    • An image that reflects the genre, book theme or character.
    • Visual and Language Features:
    • An image or photograph to catch attention.
    • Large font size for the book title and author.
    • Use of contrast colour between poster image, background and titles.
    • Use of adjectives and adverbs in sentence construction.
    P I C T U R E B O O K S
  • Photo Stories: Created on ‘Photo Story 3 for Windows’ http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx Templated Word Document Students type responses. PHOTO RECOUNTS
    • Computer Skills Required: Camera Skills
    • Created on PowerPoint - Framing.
    • Copy and Paste pictures from folder. - Displaying.
    • Crop the pictures.
    • Resize the pictures
    • Reformatting margins.
    • Inserting text boxes.
    • Formatting text boxes to have no colour
    • fill or line colour.
    • Changing font size and colour.
    P R O C E D U R E S
    • Computer Skills Guide
    • Reformatting Margins on Microsoft Word
    • Left click ‘View’ in the top of screen tool bar,
    • Activate the ‘Ruler’ box by left clicking in the selection box,
    • Hold the left mouse button down on the left-top page ruler mark square and drag to the left, leaving a thin margin of approximately 1cm,
    • Do the same to the top-right ruler mark triangle;,
    • Decrease the size of the top margin and bottom margin to the same margin size be holding the left mouse button down on the left page margin and dragging to desired point.
    • Formatting Pictures Behind Text
    • -Paste the picture on to the document,
    • -Click the right mouse button on the picture to activate picture options,
    • Select ‘Text Wrapping’,
    • Select ‘Behind Text’
    • (On some Word programs you need to choose ‘Format Picture’ instead to access ‘Layout’ and ‘Behind Text’ option)
    • Formatting Text Boxes to select no colour for ‘line’ and ‘fill’
    • Insert a ‘Draw Text Box’
    • -Place the mouse cursor on the outline of the text box and click the right mouse button,
    • Click the left mouse button on ‘Format Text Box’ option,
    • Click the ‘Colors and Lines’ tab,
    • In the ‘Fill > Colour window select ‘No Colour’,
    • In the ‘Line > Colour’ window select ‘No Colour’,
    • Click ‘OK’ to apply the changes
    • Choosing Images from the Internet
    • - Type the image required in the Google Images search window,
    • Choose an image that consists of at least a 500 x 450k – jpg size,
    • Click on the image and then select the ‘See full size image’ option,
    • Right click the picture and select ‘copy’ or ‘save’.
    • Computer Skills Guide Continued
    • Obtaining images of completed documents via ‘Print Screen (Prnt Scrn):
    • - Open the document you would like a photograph of,
    • Left click ‘View’ in the top of screen tool bar,
    • Select the ‘One Page’ option,
    • Press the Print Screen button on the keyboard (usually found on the top right hand corner keys),
    • Open the document you would like to paste the photograph of the document,
    • Click ‘Paste’.
    • (Note, you will need to crop the pasted image, see directions below)
    • Cropping Pictures, Photographs or Images:
    • - Click the picture to activate the picture and the ‘Format’ tab on the top of screen tool bar,
    • -Click the ‘Picture Tools Format’ tab on the top right tool bar,
    • -Click the ‘Crop’ option,
    • (small bold rectangle grips appear on the outline of the picture to indicate the cropping tool is activated)
    • -Drag the small bold rectangle tips to establish your desired crops,
    • Click the ‘Crop’ option once again to de-activate the cropping tool.
    • Inserting Hyperlinks:
    • -Click the image or highlight the text you would like to hyperlink,
    • -Click ‘Insert’ in the top of screen tool bar,
    • - Click the ‘Hyperlink’ option,
    • - Locate the document you would like to hyperlink to in the ‘Look In’ window and then click the document once you have found it.