1. Visual Literacy and Nonlinguistic Representations: Part 1 March 10, 2011 Jessica Fries-Gaither Terry Shiverdecker Beyond Penguins is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0733024.
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6. Today ’s presenters Jessica Fries-Gaither Education Resource Specialist The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology School of Teaching and Learning [email_address] Terry Shiverdecker Science Content Specialist Ohio Resource Center Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology School of Teaching and Learning [email_address]
8. Today’s Agenda Review terminology Types of infographics Why focus on infographics? Strategies for interpreting infographics Children’s literature and online sources of infographics
10. Terminology Visual Literacy The ability to create, interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Nonlinguistic Representations Include mental pictures, graphic representations of information, and even physical sensations. - Marzano et al., 2001 Infographics Visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. Integrated Text A text which combines paragraphs, headings, visual elements and design features that support and give context to one another. - Moline, 1995. Information Graphics Visual Text
16. Why focus on infographics? “ Students of all ages encounter these visual texts as frequently as adults do and are expected to understand them, both in school work and in everyday living. To reflect the range of literacies, a classroom program needs to include explicit instruction in how these texts work.” - Steve Moline, I See What You Mean
17. Why focus on infographics? Information is accessible to all readers. Very young children English Language Learners Struggling readers Visual learners
18. Why focus on infographics? We are consumers of larger numbers of infographics and integrated texts due to online media. Daily Infographic
19. Teaching Strategies “ Because a diagram can provide many layers of information and because a statistical graph can often be misinterpreted, it is necessary to provide explicit instruction in what these texts do and don’t mean and how these texts make their meaning.” - Steve Moline, I See What You Mean
21. Teaching Strategies Focus on one type at a time. Ask questions that help students focus on the components of the infographic and their purposes.
22. Teaching Strategies As a class, examine an infographic and list all the information that it conveys. This might take several pages! Check for understanding by challenging students to translate an infographic into text.
25. Teaching Strategies Have students collect examples from newspapers, books, and online media. What features do they have in common? Evaluate and critique – which convey their information the best and why? Have students revise an infographic to make it more effective.