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A presentation I gave at the TESOL congress in Lleida, catalonia in March 2010

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  • Using Digital Images Critically and Creatively Kieran Donaghy
  • “ The soul never thinks without an image. ” Aristotle
  • Rule of thumb
    • Oral 10 %
    • Visual 35 %
    • Oral & Visual 65 %
    • Source: Najjar, LJ (1998) Principles of educational multimedia user interface design
    • “ Numerous experiments have proven that subjects learn and remember material that is concrete (imagery-related) better than that which is abstract. ”
    • Goldstein (2009)
    • “ Whereas a text supplies the language, explicitly, an image implies it and thus creates a void to be filled in the classroom. ”
    • Keddie (2008)
    • “ It is because pictures say nothing in words that so much can be said in words about them. ”
    • Maley, Duff & Grellet (1980)
  • Visual literacy
    • “ The ability to analyse images, to talk about how they work, to evaluate visual texts critically and competently can be termed visual literacy. ”
    • Goldstein (2008)
  • Summary of the session
    • Learning and remembering vocabulary
    • Learning and remembering grammar
    • Learning and remembering idioms
    • Describing images
    • Analysing and interpreting images
    • Student projects and presentations
    • Where we can find high quality digital images
  • Learning and remembering vocabulary
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  • Learning and remembering grammar
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  • Learning and remembering idiomatic expressions
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  • “ Use combinations of text and images which are memorable. ”
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    • “ Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. ”
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    • Stars and stripes
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  • “ Whiskey is liquid gold.” George Bernard Shaw
  • “ The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.” James Joyce
  • “ I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.” Humphrey Bogart’s last words
  • Àngels Consuegra ... Welcome to My Experience
  • What is OrphanAid Africa ?
    • Non-profit organization headquartered in California
    • Founded in Ghana in
    • 2002
        • Situated in West Africa
        • Over 23 million people
        • Official language is English
  • Where does OrphanAid Africa work?
    • Anyeyah
    The Orphanage
  • What is OrphanAid Africa ‘s aim?
    • Support orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana
    Ensure that children grow up in safe and permanent family settings with appropriate care and protection
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  • Sources
          • Goldstein, B, Using Images, Cambridge 2008
          • Keddie, J, Images, Oxford 2008
          • Maley, A.,Duff, A. And Grellet, F. In the Mind’s Eye, Oxford1980
          • http://www.adbusters.com/
          • http:// www.flickr.com /
          • http://www.thevisualdictionary.net/
          • http://www.wordia. com/
          • http://www.wordle.net/
          • http://www.worth1000.com/