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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.

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  1. 1. I See What You Mean: Visual Literacy Diane Cordell “summer tales” by fiddleoak http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiddleoak/7682177160/
  2. 2. @dmcordell wife mother librarian teacher editor reader writer learner traveler photographer friend grandmother “Self-portrait in mirror” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8683930103/
  3. 3. I See What You Mean handout “Hand” by mnsc http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnsc/2768392379/
  4. 4. Visual literacy is the ability to understand and produce visual messages “My kid could draw that” by erin m http://www.flickr.com/photos/erin_m/4358534470/
  5. 5. Visual skills are a necessary foundation for later speech and reading skills “Reading with Daddy” by bolinhanyc http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidheller/4367937673/
  6. 6. “Overflowing” by zoetnet http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoetnet/7929093836/
  7. 7. News photos and videos http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/could_we_return_to_the_original_earth_day/ via Earth Island Journal
  8. 8. Advertising “American Spirit Organic Cigarettes” byATIS547 http://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2307102594/
  9. 9. Infographics “augmentation manifs” by Ownipics http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownipics/5595003993/
  10. 10. Maps and charts Question from the August 2012 NYS Regents Exam in Global History and Geography http://www.nysedregents.org/GlobalHistoryGeography/812/glhg82012-examw.pdf
  11. 11. Blueprints, schematics, directions “nick following pictographic lego instructions” by sean dreilinger http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/294259537/ “LEGO Instructions, Kindergarten Style” by eilonwy77 http://www.flickr.com/photos/eilonwy77/8094673988/
  12. 12. Social networking sites and photo sharing apps “That’s Polish girls for you” by Michal Huniewicz http://www.flickr.com/photos/m1key-me/9148965155/
  13. 13. http://youtu.be/rmqDCVQhxjQ Video clips http://youtu.be/ZO_cs1DrbhA http://youtu.be/zZXCt1Ud_zE
  14. 14. Visual literacy in education “Art teacher” by Mario Glambattista http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariogiambattista/8445168579/
  15. 15. Infographic from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/3-awesome-visuals-on-todays-education.html Active Learning, Columbia University (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/tat/pdfs/active%20learning.pdf
  16. 16. Standards for Visual Literacy NCTE http://www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-ira ISTE http://www.iste.org/docs/excerpts/MEDLIT-excerpt.pdf ACRL http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy: identifies need finds & accesses interprets & analyzes evaluates uses effectively designs & creates practices ethical use “Abstract abstract of an abstract” by kevin dooley http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2853368756/
  17. 17. Visual Literacy Array http://acrlvislitstandards.wordpress.com/
  18. 18. CAVEAT for educators “Multiple Intelligences” by pabeaufait http://www.flickr.com/photos/pabeaufait/2675722269/ “...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 http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/presentation-myths/learning-styles/
  19. 19. Identifies Need “LA Essential Learning Outcomes” by Enokson http://www.flickr.com/photos/vblibrary/4586548101/
  20. 20. Finds and Accesses Creative Commons http://search.creativecommons.org/ Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html
  21. 21. Finds and Accesses Creative Commons http://search.creativecommons.org/ Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html
  22. 22. Interprets and Analyzes “Analyzing” by cathboblet http://www.flickr.com/photos/14481213@N00/5840006575/
  23. 23. Evaluates “balance scale” by winnifredxoxo http://www.flickr.com/photos/61056899@N06/5751301741/
  24. 24. Uses Effectively “finishing touch” by Ryan Forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/fweez/42778206/
  25. 25. Designs and Creates “Architect” http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Architect.png “Are We Still Afloat by artist Kaarina Kaikkonen” by Glyn Lowe http://www.flickr.com/photos/glynlowe/8496305256/
  26. 26. Practices Ethical Use “Photograph gallery” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/9204925036/
  27. 27. How does this work in schools & libraries? Rube Goldberg Machine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine
  28. 28. Web 2.0 Tools http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/web20sites5
  29. 29. Pinterest boards http://www.pinterest.com/dmcordell/
  30. 30. RebelMouse https://www.rebelmouse.com/dmcordell/
  31. 31. “Reading time...” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/9298332@N06/4731471342/ Graphic novels are nothing new! “Going Retro for International Read Comics in Public Day” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6088827069/
  32. 32. Thompson, Terry. Adventures in Graphica; Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6. http:// www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9111 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7815007@N07/8365490682/
  33. 33. Graphic novels AASL Essential Links: Graphic Novels http://aasl.ala.org/essentiallinks/ index.php?title=Graphic_Novels http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/babymouse/ homepage.htm http://www.garethhinds.com/beowulf.php http://www.todance.info/ http://www.scholastic.com/bone/
  34. 34. Genre Signage Created by Tiffany Whitehead (@librariantiff) http:// www.mightylittlelibrar ian.com/?p=1068
  35. 35. Wesley Fryer Mapping Media to the Common Core http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/visual-notetaking/ “Visual Notetaking” by Wesley Fryer http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7840765042/
  36. 36. Visual writing prompts What has just happened? The Literacy Shed http://www.literacyshed.com/the-images-shed.html
  37. 37. Student projects Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students’ Reading History http://www.edutopia.org/ blog/infographics-students-reading-history-sarah-gross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQGlBeLd4Z0
  38. 38. Picturing America National Endowment for the Humanities http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/
  39. 39. British Museum/BBC: A History of the World in 100 Objects http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/
  40. 40. Oakland Museum of CA http://www.museumca.org/picturethis/match-objects
  41. 41. Image Detective “Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America.” http://cct2.edc.org/PMA/image_detective/index.html
  42. 42. Ethical use: copyright and citations Navigating the Maze http://navigatemaze.wikispaces.com/home posting by Diane Cordell “Copyright Criminal” by courosa http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2481906964/
  43. 43. From bibme http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/MLA/photograph Image citation “Citing a Flickr Image” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/11741104464/
  44. 44. Digital Citizenship Discussion Starter http://www.flickr.com/photos/venosdale/12042191605/
  45. 45. Creating a positive digital footprint “Art Institute of Portland Portfolio Show” by Lulu Hoeller http://www.flickr.com/photos/artinstituteofportland/ 3248694768/ VT High School Photography Student Exhibit http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex35
  46. 46. Created by Commonsense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/postaphoto-ms-hs-poster.pdf
  47. 47. Photo manipulation and hoaxes
  48. 48. Healthy Body Image: A lesson plan for high school students http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/CFS/CFS-737-W.pdf American Eagle Ads
  49. 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). http://demo.fb.se/e/girlpower/retouch/retouch/index.html
  50. 50. “The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Times” http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/09/the-most-controversialmagazine-covers-of-all-time/
  51. 51. “The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Times” http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/09/the-most-controversialmagazine-covers-of-all-time/
  52. 52. Snopes http://www.snopes.com/photos/photos.asp
  53. 53. http://www.snopes.com/photos/tsunami/tsunami1.asp
  54. 54. http://www.snopes.com/photos/tsunami/tsunami1.asp
  55. 55. http://www.snopes.com/photos/tsunami/tsunami1.asp
  56. 56. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/sharkkayak.asp
  57. 57. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/sharkkayak.asp
  58. 58. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/sharkkayak.asp
  59. 59. http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/duckthief.asp
  60. 60. http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/duckthief.asp
  61. 61. http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/duckthief.asp
  62. 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/uonottingham/6353245207/
  63. 63. Classroom Rules http://www.slideshare.net/diane/classroom-rules-presentation Classroom Rules Part 2 (blog posting) http://dmcordell.blogspot.com/2008/09/classroom-rules-part-2.html
  64. 64. IMAGE #1 “Introduction to monstering” by WorldIslandInfo.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/76074333@N00/318034222/
  65. 65. MY RULE: Pay attention
  66. 66. MY RULE: Pay attention
  67. 67. IMAGE #9 “peacock” by ynskjen http://www.flickr.com/photos/20299709@N00/624150998/
  68. 68. MY RULE: Respect yourself (by doing your best)
  69. 69. MY RULE: Respect yourself (by doing your best)
  70. 70. IMAGE #10 “Big Fun” by Ernst Moeksis http://www.flickr.com/photos/16961193@N06/2267862256/
  71. 71. MY RULE: Have fun
  72. 72. MY RULE: Have fun
  73. 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/47022668/
  74. 74. “I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.” -Mary Oliver “Lady in a Red Hat” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6924583614/
  75. 75. “On the phone.” by Buzz Farmer http://www.flickr.com/photos/buzzfarmers/7317967922/ Questions/Comments
  76. 76. Created at http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php
  77. 77. Diane Cordell @dmcordell dmcordell@gmail.com