Visual Literacy Slides


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Used to accompany my presentation on visual literacy to teacher librarians at the Iowa Association of School Librarians Spring Conference, April 2010.

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Visual Literacy Slides

  1. 1. Dishing up a Serving of Visual Literacy for IASL Spring Conference, Apr. 12, 2010 by Carol VanHook Southeast Polk Senior High School [email_address]
  2. 2. If you were their teacher, what learning experiences would you have offered ??? Albert Einstein, Charles Schulz, and George Lucas struggled in school, in part because the curriculum did not accentuate visual thinking skills.
  3. 3. Scott Meech – ed tech leader suggests… More from Scott Meech:
  4. 4. Scottish artist – late 1800s-early 1900s
  5. 5. CAST- Teaching Every Student (Universal Design for Learning)  encourages visual literacy by utilizing three brain networks: Recognition networks Gathering facts. How we identify and categorize what we see, hear, and read — the "what" of learning. Strategic networks Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas—the "how" of learning. Affective networks How students are engaged and motivated. How they are challenged, excited, or interested—the "why" of learning.
  6. 6. Affective Strategic Recognition To learn more: Visual Learning Strategies Using Brain Networking
  7. 7. <ul><li>Recognition networking </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic networking </li></ul><ul><li>Affective networking </li></ul>American History , Apr. 2010: 38. Print.
  8. 8. Use the brainworking techniques to “think” about this picture. American History , Apr. 2010: 30. Print.
  9. 9. Using this datagraphic picture: Think and talk about the big Picture. American History , Apr. 2010: 24. Print.
  10. 10. Text and Visuals in Magazine both employ similar processes: <ul><li>American History </li></ul><ul><li>Birder's World </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Iowan </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic </li></ul><ul><li>Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific American </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian   </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Slideshare - Name Geoprimary </li></ul><ul><li>Location Sheffield, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>About I work as Primary Curriculum Development Leader for the Geographical Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Website / </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why and how to digital storytell? How? Photopeach Photo Story 3 SlideShare Movie Maker Why? This excerpt of a student’s essay on Global Literacy tells… “ Participating in these events and activities helped me realize that I am selfish and have practically everything I want. There are others that do not get the same opportunities as I do, and these experiences have helped me realize that I could do so much more for humanity. So after I graduate from high school I am thinking about going into the military and becoming a chef. I want to be apart of something more than the United States - the whole world. Although I still plan on owning my own restaurant, I also want to help third-world countries by starting a global organization that can help people in terrible situations.”
  12. 12. FLICKR
  13. 13. GOOGLE I want something that I can... use for commercial purposes modify , adapt , or build upon Going global!
  14. 14. 1. How can I edit Wordle? 2. How can I put a Wordle on a  poster? 3. How can I make the poster look professional? 4. Must I cite Wordle source online or on my poster? WORDLE
  15. 15. Want more visual literacy? Go to Edmodo . Join. Say no, for now, on making a group! First, join my group on Visual Literacy ! Lots to learn here! Add to conversation! CODE? Contact [email_address] for the code.