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Different literacies and how the library can help


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Talks about visual, digital, technological, and informational literacies and how the library can help classroom teachers to integrate them into lessons.

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Different literacies and how the library can help

  1. 1. Using Different Literacies ...and how the library can help February 5, 2016
  2. 2. Icebreaker Choose at least 2 different candies from the bowl.
  3. 3. Icebreaker Mint: During the “snow week,” I... Kiss: My plans for spring break are... Reeses: If I could live in a different time period, I would choose________ because... Hersheys: A hobby I love but don’t always have time for is...
  4. 4. (Some!)Types of Literacy Visual Digital Technological Informational
  5. 5. Visual Visual literacy is the “ability to see, to understand, and ultimately to think, create, and communicate graphically.” - Thibault & Walbert, UNC Education, 2003 Great for making inferences & critical thinking Looking for both impact of details AND their effect on the big picture Any images, including drawings, diagrams, paintings, mind maps, photographs etc
  6. 6. Digital Understanding meaning in a variety of formats on a computer Effectively finding, using, summarizing, evaluating, creating, and communicating information using technology (ie: Can function comfortably in a digitally-immersed environment) Although our students are digital natives, most cannot effectively utilize what they find. What does this mean for educators?
  7. 7. Technological Appropriate skills, knowledge of vocabulary, and competence with using technology (computer, printer, other hardware) Ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate, solve problems, evaluate, design, and create information in order to improve learning
  8. 8. Informational Recognize when information is needed in your own thinking, research, or understanding Have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information This is what libraries do best! :)
  9. 9. Hmm...Where do these fit? ...and NOT fit? ● SOLs ● Creativity ● Critical thinking ● Your lessons & content area ● Your students
  10. 10. Visual Finding/providing resources (images, websites, etc) Digital Conducting better Google searches Finding/Teaching new web tools/websites for you & your students How the Library can Help
  11. 11. How the Library can Help Technological Evaluating sources for lessons Teaching citations/plagiarism Piloting new technology Informational Collaboration/coordination/cooperation on projects for creative assessments
  12. 12. When you return: Infographics Picture:
  13. 13. Infographics: What are they? Intended to get a basic understanding of a concept Used in advertising, educational materials, and magazines Boomed in 2009 Some examples...
  14. 14. Infographics & Literacy Visual Great for making inferences & setting background knowledge Digital Students determine importance when creating them Lots of sites to create! Technological Plagiarism, using royalty-free images
  15. 15. Helpful Websites Extra Ideas: Creating Infographics: - Students can log in with their Google account
  16. 16. Now What? Look at more infographics and/or play with creating! Plan: How could I use infographics in my classroom? Background knowledge Learning a skill As a reference Demonstrating learning
  17. 17. Time to Reflect ● What did you learn? ● What can you use in your classroom? ● What questions do you still have?
  18. 18. Until Next Time... - Find at least 1 way to incorporate a new type of literacy into a lesson/assignment/project - Let me know what I can do to support you! :) Next Mtg: March 28