Thursday, February 2, 2017

Visual Literacy

Color matters! Read about color symbolism in different cultures and explore other parts of this web site to learn more about the significance of color in our lives.

Is visual literacy an academic skill? If so, how do we define it and how do we learn? Studium Generale asked ten researchers from various fields to think about pictures, how we see them and what we need to know about the way they are made and interpreted. Watch their explanation (7 min) . I will talk about it more in my lecture.

As you are going to design your WebQuest website, it is very important what makes page friendly, and how to present the text so it is useful to the learner.  To help you with that I created a short video about the web design considerations

Browse this great resources collected by Frank W. Baker. Note the lesson plans ideas. Bookmark (Pin?) the links that may be useful in your future.  

Image: Ray eye reused here in accordance with a creative commons license

Additional resources:
ISTE Standards for students connection:  Standard #2b Communication and Collaboration:  Students communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats  and #2c Students develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.

Play with colors on a professional level: The color scheme designer

The Smithsonian Institution Archives. The lesson plans and resources with ideas about how to use primary sources (including diaries, letters, and photographs) in the K–12 classroom.

Visual Thinking Strategies

25 of the most iconic photographs (according to CNN) - How many can you name just by looking at them?


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  2. It depends on what browser you use and how the image is displayed on the website. Usually, you can control click (right click) on the image and find the option on the menu to copy the image address or URL. Ask us in lab if you need more help.

  3. You might be interested in my Visual Literacy website (part of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse)

  4. What a great source of knowledge! Thanks Frank

  5. This was an inspiring read! The link about Nancy White was down for me, so I googled a link about her. (From Full Circle Associates)

  6. Excellent information Frank. Thank you for sharing that with us.
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