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Visual skills are a necessary foundation for later speech and reading skills. In a highly visual world, the ability to understand visual imagery is a key information gathering ability.

Visual skills are a necessary foundation for later speech and reading skills. In a highly visual world, the ability to understand visual imagery is a key information gathering ability.

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  • 1. I See What You Mean: Visual Literacy Diane Cordell “summer tales” by fiddleoak
  • 2. @dmcordell wife mother librarian teacher editor reader writer learner traveler photographer friend grandmother “Self-portrait in mirror” by dmcordell
  • 3. I See What You Mean handout “Hand” by mnsc
  • 4. Visual literacy is the ability to understand and produce visual messages “My kid could draw that” by erin m
  • 5. Visual skills are a necessary foundation for later speech and reading skills “Reading with Daddy” by bolinhanyc
  • 6. “Overflowing” by zoetnet
  • 7. News photos and videos via Earth Island Journal
  • 8. Advertising “American Spirit Organic Cigarettes” byATIS547
  • 9. Infographics “augmentation manifs” by Ownipics
  • 10. Maps and charts Question from the August 2012 NYS Regents Exam in Global History and Geography
  • 11. Blueprints, schematics, directions “nick following pictographic lego instructions” by sean dreilinger “LEGO Instructions, Kindergarten Style” by eilonwy77
  • 12. Social networking sites and photo sharing apps “That’s Polish girls for you” by Michal Huniewicz
  • 13. Video clips
  • 14. Visual literacy in education “Art teacher” by Mario Glambattista
  • 15. Infographic from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Active Learning, Columbia University (
  • 16. Standards for Visual Literacy NCTE ISTE ACRL identifies need finds & accesses interprets & analyzes evaluates uses effectively designs & creates practices ethical use “Abstract abstract of an abstract” by kevin dooley
  • 17. Visual Literacy Array
  • 18. CAVEAT for educators “Multiple Intelligences” by pabeaufait “...rather than concern ourselves with the preferred learning style of an audience member we should think about the modality that best suits the content.” -Olivia Mitchell, Speaking About Presenting
  • 19. Identifies Need “LA Essential Learning Outcomes” by Enokson
  • 20. Finds and Accesses Creative Commons Wikimedia Commons Library of Congress
  • 21. Finds and Accesses Creative Commons Wikimedia Commons Library of Congress
  • 22. Interprets and Analyzes “Analyzing” by cathboblet
  • 23. Evaluates “balance scale” by winnifredxoxo
  • 24. Uses Effectively “finishing touch” by Ryan Forsythe
  • 25. Designs and Creates “Architect” “Are We Still Afloat by artist Kaarina Kaikkonen” by Glyn Lowe
  • 26. Practices Ethical Use “Photograph gallery” by dmcordell
  • 27. How does this work in schools & libraries? Rube Goldberg Machine
  • 28. Web 2.0 Tools
  • 29. Pinterest boards
  • 30. RebelMouse
  • 31. “Reading time...” by dmcordell Graphic novels are nothing new! “Going Retro for International Read Comics in Public Day” by dmcordell
  • 32. Thompson, Terry. Adventures in Graphica; Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6. http://
  • 33. Graphic novels AASL Essential Links: Graphic Novels index.php?title=Graphic_Novels homepage.htm
  • 34. Genre Signage Created by Tiffany Whitehead (@librariantiff) http:// www.mightylittlelibrar
  • 35. Wesley Fryer Mapping Media to the Common Core “Visual Notetaking” by Wesley Fryer
  • 36. Visual writing prompts What has just happened? The Literacy Shed
  • 37. Student projects Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students’ Reading History blog/infographics-students-reading-history-sarah-gross
  • 38. Picturing America National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 39. British Museum/BBC: A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • 40. Oakland Museum of CA
  • 41. Image Detective “Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America.”
  • 42. Ethical use: copyright and citations Navigating the Maze posting by Diane Cordell “Copyright Criminal” by courosa
  • 43. From bibme Image citation “Citing a Flickr Image” by dmcordell
  • 44. Digital Citizenship Discussion Starter
  • 45. Creating a positive digital footprint “Art Institute of Portland Portfolio Show” by Lulu Hoeller 3248694768/ VT High School Photography Student Exhibit
  • 46. Created by Commonsense Media
  • 47. Photo manipulation and hoaxes
  • 48. Healthy Body Image: A lesson plan for high school students American Eagle Ads
  • 49. BEFORE AFTER The F& B Advertising Agency wanted to show just how easy it is to change someone’s appearance in this campaign for their client, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (Sweden).
  • 50. “The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Times”
  • 51. “The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Times”
  • 52. Snopes
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  • 62. CAVEAT #2 for educators “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” -Ansel Adams “Nottingham contemporary” by University of Nottingham
  • 63. Classroom Rules Classroom Rules Part 2 (blog posting)
  • 64. IMAGE #1 “Introduction to monstering” by
  • 65. MY RULE: Pay attention
  • 66. MY RULE: Pay attention
  • 67. IMAGE #9 “peacock” by ynskjen
  • 68. MY RULE: Respect yourself (by doing your best)
  • 69. MY RULE: Respect yourself (by doing your best)
  • 70. IMAGE #10 “Big Fun” by Ernst Moeksis
  • 71. MY RULE: Have fun
  • 72. MY RULE: Have fun
  • 73. "Today's society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information... Visual literacy empowers individuals to participate fully in a visual culture." Introduction, ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education ) “Me, Myself, and Eye” by Clearly Ambiguous
  • 74. “I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.” -Mary Oliver “Lady in a Red Hat” by dmcordell
  • 75. “On the phone.” by Buzz Farmer Questions/Comments
  • 76. Created at
  • 77. Diane Cordell @dmcordell