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Seeing is deceiving


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As more and more information and entertainment is acquired through non-print and mixed media, the ability to both think critically about images, and to create visual content, becomes a crucial skill.

As more and more information and entertainment is acquired through non-print and mixed media, the ability to both think critically about images, and to create visual content, becomes a crucial skill.

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  • 1. Seeing is Deceiving: Visual Literacy in an Information Age by Diane Cordell “eye_0001” by lovelornpoets
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  • 3. wife mother librarian teacher editor reader writer learner traveler photographer friend grandmother “Self-portrait in mirror” by dmcordell @dmcordell
  • 4. “My kid could draw that” by erin m Visual literacy is the ability to understand and produce visual messages
  • 5. “Reading with Daddy” by bolinhanyc Visual skills are a necessary foundation for later speech and reading skills
  • 6. “Overflowing” by zoetnet
  • 7. via Earth Island Journal News photos and videos
  • 8. Advertising “American Spirit Organic Cigarettes” byATIS547
  • 9. Infographics “augmentation manifs” by Ownipics
  • 10. Question from the August 2012 NYS Regents Exam in Global History and Geography Maps and charts
  • 11. Blue prints, 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. “...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 CAVEAT for educators “Multiple Intelligences” by pabeaufait
  • 14. Standards for Visual Literacy NCTE #12 ISTE ACRL “Abstract abstract of an abstract” by kevin dooley identifies need finds & accesses interprets & analyzes evaluates uses effectively designs & creates practices ethical use
  • 15. Visual Literacy Array
  • 16. Identifies Need “LA Essential Learning Outcomes” by Enokson
  • 17. Finds and Accesses Creative Commons Wikimedia Commons Library of Congress
  • 18. Finds and Accesses Creative Commons Wikimedia Commons Library of Congress
  • 19. Interprets and Analyzes “Analyzing” by cathboblet
  • 20. Evaluates “DSCF7191-x” by Siekutera
  • 21. “Infographics Are Broken. We Can Do Better” by Erick Schonfeld Uses Effectively
  • 22. Designs and Creates “Architect”
  • 23. Ethical Use “Photograph gallery” by dmcordell Practices
  • 24. Let’s take a closer look at how this works... Rube Goldberg Machine
  • 25. Analyzing and evaluating image:
  • 26. “Infographics, Explained by LEGOS”
  • 27. 2012 Data Journalism Awards
  • 28. Winning entry from the Guardian, UK
  • 29. Text
  • 30. SMASHING Magazine, Eronarn imagine-a-pie-chart-stomping-on-an-infographic-forever/
  • 31. SMASHING Magazine, Eronarn imagine-a-pie-chart-stomping-on-an-infographic-forever/
  • 32. “Infographics Behaving Badly” by swexler
  • 33. “Infographics Behaving Badly” by swexler
  • 34. “Infographics Behaving Badly” by swexler
  • 35. Snopes
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  • 45. Uses effectively, designs and creates “Are We Still Afloat by artist Kaarina Kaikkonen” by Glyn Lowe
  • 46. “Number 3” by Leo Reynolds
  • 47. Data Visualization the way in which information is presented inside-the-infographic-studio-part-1-research-and-design-0153753
  • 48. Typography style, size, and arrangement of letters Which is more effective?
  • 49. Color the effects of hue, value, and saturation “Dragonfly photo - original” by dmcordell “A Living Flash of Light” by dmcordell
  • 50. Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History
  • 51. First photo taken by Scottish schoolgirl, Martha Payne, in 2012 for her blog, NeverSeconds Japan Spain
  • 52. Winning poster for Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Contest Claire Kiewra, grade 7
  • 53. Rose Droplets, Angela Qiu Balancing Forces, Victoria Kadous Coin Stack, Zixuan Zhang High School Physics Photo Contest American Association of Physics Teachers Light Scattering, Michael Contegni
  • 54. Photo manipulation and ethical Use “Oops...Another bad day for Mrs. Gulliver” by xalamay
  • 55. Healthy Body Image: A lesson plan for high school students American Eagle Ads
  • 56. 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).
  • 57. “The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Times” magazine-covers-of-all-time/
  • 58. “The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Times” magazine-covers-of-all-time/
  • 59. Ban on Coverage of Military Coffins Revisited
  • 60. “Homeless woman” by Ed Yourdon
  • 61. “Copyright Criminal” by courosa Ethical Use: Copyright and Citations
  • 62. Visual literacy in education “Art teacher” by Mario Glambattista
  • 63. Picturing America National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 64. British Museum/BBC: A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • 65. Oakland Museum of CA
  • 66. Gordon Parks
  • 67. Gordon Parks
  • 68. Gordon Parks Grant Wood
  • 69. Gordon Parks Grant Wood American Gothic
  • 70. Samuel Bak Painting: Sanctuary
  • 71. Samuel Bak Painting: Sanctuary
  • 72. Samuel Bak Painting: Sanctuary April 1943, Warsaw Ghetto /the-ghetto-the-nazis-and-one-small-boy/
  • 73. Image Detective “Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America.”
  • 74. Image Detective website
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  • 76. “Going Retro for International Read Comics in Public Day” by dmcordell “Reading time...” by dmcordell Graphic novels are nothing new!
  • 77. Babymouse explains Graphic novels
  • 78. homepage.htm Graphic Novels
  • 79. “Maus” Resources classes/33d/33dTexts/maus/MausResources.htm “Maus” by Art Spiegelman First Graphic Novel to win the Pulitzer Prize, 1992
  • 80. Visual Writing Prompts The Literacy Shed What has just happened?
  • 81. Time stood still for all but one man. What has happened? How has it happened? Why did they do it? What will happen next? The Literacy Shed
  • 82. CAVEAT #2 for educators “Bewilderment” by Benson Kua
  • 83. Classroom Rules Classroom Rules Part 2 (blog posting)
  • 84. “Introduction to monstering” by IMAGE #1
  • 85. MY RULE: Pay attention
  • 86. MY RULE: Pay attention
  • 87. IMAGE #2 “Working Together Teamwork Puzzle Concept” by lumaxart
  • 88. MY RULE: Contribute to group work - collaborate
  • 89. MY RULE: Contribute to group work - collaborate
  • 90. IMAGE #9 “peacock” by ynskjen
  • 91. MY RULE: Respect yourself (by doing your best)
  • 92. MY RULE: Respect yourself (by doing your best)
  • 93. IMAGE #10 “Big Fun” by Ernst Moeksis
  • 94. MY RULE: Have fun
  • 95. MY RULE: Have fun
  • 96. Symbaloo Visual Literacy Sites and Apps
  • 97. Questions/Comments “On the phone.” by Buzz Farmer
  • 98. Einstein Chalkboard Generator
  • 99. @dmcordell My Photos My Slidedecks My Pinterest Boards My RebelMouse Aggregator