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Literacy Leaders Meeting2

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Looking at Visual Language through Literacy

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Literacy Leaders Meeting2

  1. 1. Visual Language
  2. 2. Visual Language
  3. 3. Visual Language
  4. 4. Visual Language
  5. 5. What is visual language <ul><li> Listening, reading, and viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking, writing, and presenting </li></ul><ul><li>NZ Curriculum </li></ul>
  6. 6. Visual Language <ul><li>- contrast, colour, communication </li></ul><ul><li>- assaulting the eyes and stimulating the brain </li></ul><ul><li>- engages children because their world is a visual world, images for them are part of living, TV, computers, movies, playstations and x box. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Gestures and Facial expressions </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Power of the Sign </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Mandy Milne: </li></ul><ul><li>Using website BeFunky.com to make images of children into people from the cultures they were studying. (also Photofunia ) </li></ul><ul><li>Dictated sentences: </li></ul>
  10. 11. Dictated sentences Teacher reads a story and then re reads in paragraphs. Children write one word or a phrase that summarises the paragraph and draws a picture to match. This could be at the chapter book or nursery rhyme level. This could be done digitally. Red Riding Hood Grandma Met a wolf Wolf ate Grandma Wolf nearly got Little Red Wolf died
  11. 12. Quotes <ul><li>Use quotes to practise handwriting, then ask the children to illustrate them graphically and/or digitally. Eg Many hands make light work. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Use comic strips for writing either draft or publishing – try Comic Life download. </li></ul><ul><li>Shapes for story publishing – eg: class climbing Tauhara, the shape of the mountain was the publishing frame. </li></ul><ul><li>Making posters. Magazine covers and signs: Big Huge Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Publish your own book!! Lulu </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Mandy is now hoping to get her class into animation: we suggested she try the following: </li></ul><ul><li>If you are interested, start with Pivot </li></ul><ul><li>Animate in Kidpix </li></ul><ul><li>Animate in Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Use movie maker to do stop start animation </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>To succeed in the academic and vocational world, students must be proficient in both reading and writing – they must be literate. But to navigate in the real world, they must also be visually literate – able to decode, comprehend and analyze the elements, messages and values communicated by images </li></ul><ul><li>Say it with words and you're lucky if they hear it or bother to read it. Tell you story with imagery, and it grabs attentions, evokes emotion and is more instantly processed. Sixty thousand times as fast, say some researchers. </li></ul>

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