VISUAL LITERACY

PART 1:THE EXPOSURE

BASICALLY - IT'S ABOUT IMAGES!

AN IMAGE IS WORTH A (TEN) THOUSAND WORDS.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words.html

"Every picture tells a story".
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http://quozio.com/quote/a9faa429#!t=1019

JS LIBRARY BLOG - VISUAL LITERACY



Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad


Augmented Reality and Visual Literacy
http://bradbeecher.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/augmented-reality-apps-and-visual.html

PHOTOS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_klein_photos_that_changed_the_world.html

RESOURCES FOR THE SESSION

Session sharing and feedback


powered by tricider
https://tricider.com/en/display/109616?wicket:pageMapName=wicket-4

Diggo resources, sharing and feedback

https://www.diigo.com/user/jssalc/VL_pres

Visual literacy app

Scan the QR code to activate the Visual Literacy app
Web App URL:
http://ibuildapp.com/web-Visual+Literacy- Visit this URL on your mobile device to view the web app

See more resources about QR codes here.
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Visual literacy apps (for iPads)

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http://www.diigo.com/user/jssalc/VL_app


PART 2: APERTURE

WHAT IS VISUAL LITERACY?

DEFINE

"Images carry content with visceral power"
Images convey emotion and facts simultaneously. The effect of an image is virtually instantaneous, and the viewer responds without conscious thought."
Source
http://usingvisualliteracy.pbworks.com/f/Using+Visual+Literacy.doc

Australian Curriculum and Visual Literacy

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Author: HikingArtist

"Literacy also takes account of visual literacy and the rapid changes that have occurred as a result of new technologies in the ways that communication takes place. It is informed by the work of Kress and Van Leeuwen (2006), who have identified a comprehensive grammar of visual design"

Source
ACARA Background <http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Literacy/Introduction/Background>.

Visual Knowledge

This element involves students understanding how visual information contributes to the meanings created in learning area texts. It includes interpreting still and moving images, graphs, tables, maps and other graphic representations, and understanding and evaluating how images and language work together in distinctive ways in different curriculum areas to present ideas and information in the texts they compose and comprehend. In developing and acting with literacy, students:
  • understand how visual elements create meaning.

Source
ACARA Visual Knowledge <http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Literacy/Organising-elements/Visual-knowledge>

OTHER
SEARCH FIND KNOW - VISUAL LITERACY

TASK 1:

ACARA and Scootle

USING ACARA'S LITERACY LEARNING CONTINUUM connect to Scootle content.
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Search for shared learning paths
  • Examining images
  • Narrative Images
  • Visual Literacy

Revise the DCEP - Digital Content Endorsement Program
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DIGITAL CONTENT ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM

1.Create a learning path using SCOOTLE.
2. Add your directed teaching for the students
3. Share the learning path.
4. Complete the fillable form (teacher pedagogy).

PART 3: CREATIVE COMPOSITION

CAREFULLY SELECT YOUR ELEMENTS

EXPLORE VISUAL LITERACY WITH TOOLS

TASK 2:

Using images

Discuss and examine images
Use images to stimulate conversation/thinking. Images can be gathered from a variety of sources.
Some suggested apps and websites
  • Guardian Eyewitness
  • Getty Images
  • Cooliris


1. Discuss the visual elements in these images
I saw this Guardian Eyewitness photo and thought you should see it:
Image 1
Image 2
2. Observation/critical reflection
3. Analyze/Identify visual elements
Use a model to structure this process

SPATER: A method for analysing visual media (cartoons, photographs, drawings, advertisements, video, other visuals)

•Subject
•Purpose
•Audience
•Tone
•Effect
•Rhetorical Devices / Strategies

4. Share your observations
Use a collaborative tool to share findings (eg. tricider, padlet, linoit, google docs...)
http://tricider.com/brainstorming/s9sd

Other possibilities

Share/Email photos and critique (through a tool like Evernote, or blog tools)
Annotate the images using annotation tool (eg.Skitch)

TASK 3:

Visual response

Explore & design a visual response to a posed question or topic
(eg. ENVIRONMENT or HOPE or RACISM or HAPPINESS ... or...)

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Work collaboratively to create a product to demonstrate this concept.

1) Reflect on the theme/topic
2) Identify key words to analyse the topic
3) Search in photo databases for images to represent the concept/topic
(The Guardian Eyewitness, Flickr Plus, Getty Images, PhotoFind)
4) Add these images to a photo mashing app (PW Lite or Pic Collage Lite)
5) Share the image using Edmodo

Reflect on the product:
What message is being portrayed? [Comment using Bill Atkinson PhotoCard Lite - Postcard]

Have others critique the product (T-chart)

Other suggestions
- Locate one image to using an image database. Justify why this images represents this concept the best.
- Create images and compile in a slideshow on a topic (Photo slideshow Director, Animoto, Haiku Deck). Critique the products.
- Retell a story using only 5 images

TASK 4:

5 Photo Stories

  1. Identify 5 main elements of a story
  2. Design or locate 5 images to tell the story
  3. Present these (Voicethread, Slideshow creators, Explain Everything, Haiku Deck, ShowMe)
  4. Reflect/analyse effectiveness of the production
Resources
PLAYING WITH MEDIA WORK FLOW

Ask a librarian.jpgPART 4: CALIBRATE

ADJUST AND FOCUS THE DEVICE FOR THE SITUATION

VISUAL QUOTES

Present ideas visually OR analyse created images
Automotivator
http://wigflip.com/automotivator/

Quote with Quozio
http://quozio.com/

Word foto
http://www.wordfoto.com/
Tagxedo
http://jssalc.wikispaces.com/WORDLE+%26+TAGXEDO

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TOOLS TO PRESENT IDEAS

Haiku deck

Creating presentations using image and minimal text.
Write poetry
http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html
Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad

STORYTELLING APPS

Graeme Base's apps


https://sites.google.com/site/digitalstorytellingwiththeipad/home

https://sites.google.com/site/digitalstorytellingwiththeipad/apps-for-digital-storytelling

VOICE THREAD

VOICE THREAD (art work)

Stimulus images


PHOTOGRAPHY

Basic Strategies in Reading Photographs
http://nuovo.com/southern-images/analyses.html

http://www.appitic.com/index.php?option=com_sobi2&catid=139&Itemid=360

VISUAL/GRAPHING

http://www.appitic.com/index.php?option=com_sobi2&catid=5&Itemid=79

VISUAL LITERACY - PERIODIC TABLE

http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

USING PICTURE BOOKS

POST MODERN PICTURE BOOK ANALYSIS
Viewing through picture books
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/fiction/classroom/picturebooks/

Ways of viewing
Incudes vocabulary for visual literacy
http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps/rabbits/pdf/viewingteaching.pdf
Picture book analysis
http://www.learningplace.com.au/sc/online/eng_4/EY4_pictbk_ACT_pictbkanalysis.pdf


WAYS OF VIEWING AND TEACHING PICTURE BOOKS


12 Ways to Read a Picture Book


FIVE W'S & 1 H TEMPLATE PDF



ADDITIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

LINOIT
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LINO IT
http://linoit.com/users/jssalc/canvases/Visual%20literacy


ADDITIONAL READING

READING IMAGES

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data. Kress, Gunther R. Reading images : the grammar of visual design/ Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen.




VIDEOS


The Gallery - Visual Literacy from Aaron Hose on Vimeo.


Source
http://www.k-8visual.info/

OTHER RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE TEACHING OF VISUAL LITERACY

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL LITERACY

VISUAL LITERACY WEBQUEST

VISUAL LITERACY - THE BOOK CHOOK

TUTORIALS
https://sites.google.com/site/digitalstorytellingwiththeipad/app-tutorials

DIGITAL IMAGES AND CITING