...and how the library can help
February 5, 2016
Choose at least 2
from the bowl.
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...
(Some!)Types of Literacy
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
Understanding meaning in a variety of formats on a
Effectively finding, using, summarizing, evaluating, creating,
and communicating information using technology (ie: Can
function comfortably in a digitally-immersed
Although our students are digital natives, most cannot
effectively utilize what they find.
What does this mean for educators?
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
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! :)
Hmm...Where do these fit?
...and NOT fit?
● Critical thinking
● Your lessons & content area
● Your students
Finding/providing resources (images, websites, etc)
Conducting better Google searches
Finding/Teaching new web tools/websites for you &
How the Library can Help
How the Library can Help
Evaluating sources for lessons
Piloting new technology
projects for creative assessments
When you return:
Infographics: What are they?
Intended to get a basic understanding of a
Used in advertising, educational materials, and
Boomed in 2009
Infographics & Literacy
Great for making inferences & setting background
Students determine importance when creating them
Lots of sites to create!
Plagiarism, using royalty-free images
- Students can log in with their Google account
Look at more infographics and/or play with creating!
Plan: How could I use infographics in my classroom?
Learning a skill
As a reference
Time to Reflect
● What did you learn?
● What can you use in your classroom?
● What questions do you still have?
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