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Visualize This!. Exploring and Creating Visual Text for your Content A rea. “Images are all around us, and the ability to interpret them meaningfully is a vital skill for students to learn.”. Thibault and Walbert , Learn NC. What is Visual Literacy?.

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Visualize this

Visualize This!

Exploring and Creating Visual Text

for your Content Area


“Images are all around us, and the ability to interpret them meaningfully is a vital skill for students to learn.”

Thibault and Walbert, Learn NC


What is visual literacy
What is Visual Literacy? them meaningfully is a vital skill for students to learn.”

Visual literacy is the ability to see, to understand, and ultimately to think, create and communicate graphically.


Applying visual literacy skills
Applying Visual Literacy Skills them meaningfully is a vital skill for students to learn.”

  • Visual literacy allows the viewer to gather the information and ideas in an image, place them in context, and determine whether they are valid.

  • These skills can be applied to any type of image:

    Photographs, paintings and drawings, graphic art, films, maps, and various kinds of charts and graphs


Related reading anchor standards
Related Reading Anchor Standards them meaningfully is a vital skill for students to learn.”

Print and Graphic Texts


  • RI.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it;

    • cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

  • RI.2 – Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development;

    • summarize the key supporting details and ideas

  • RI.7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


Related writing anchor standards
Related Writing Anchor Standards explicitly and to make logical inferences from it;


W.1 – Write arguments to support claims in an analysis for substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

W.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

W.3 – Write narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.6 – Use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


Write into the day

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Write Into The Day

  • How do you currently implement standard RI.7 in your classroom?

  • How do you envision implementing standard RI.7?


Brainstorming
Brainstorming and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • What are some of the visual texts you know?

  • With partner, discuss and capture on chart paper, to be shared.


Agenda for the day
Agenda for the day and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • Analyzing images – how do you do that?

  • Writing about images – how do you do that?

  • Where do you create images?

  • Where would your content provide opportunities to explore this kind of literacy?


Analyzing images from content areas
Analyzing images from content areas and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • Gallery walk of content images posted around the room.

  • Invite analysis via post-it notes


Applying
Applying. . . and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • How could you teach students to analyze this type of image?

  • What images could your students process and/or create?


Considerations for teaching visual literacy
Considerations for Teaching Visual Literacy: and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • 1) Understanding the three areas of visual literacy

  • 2) Understanding that the purposes for reading visual text are different from that of verbal text


Visual literacy has three a reas
Visual Literacy has three and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.areas:


Purposes for reading verbal text vs visual text
Purposes for Reading: and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.Verbal Text vs. Visual Text


Time for modeling
Time for modeling. . . and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • Strategies for analyzing an image - based on audience’s content areas


What are infographics
What are and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.Infographics?

  • According to Wikipedia, Infographics, or information graphics, are graphic, visual representations of information, data or knowledge.

  • According to PC Magazine, Infographics are used worldwide and can be found in every discipline. They include road maps, street signs and even technical drawings.


Infographics continued
Infographics and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. continued:

  • According to Dave Gray’s blog, Infographics:

    • Are visual information that helps you readily understand, find or do something.

    • Can integrate words and pictures in a dynamic way.

    • Are usually stand-alone documents that are completely self-explanatory.

    • Make it possible to integrate information more rapidly.

    • Are universally understandable.


Simply put infographics are
Simply put, and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.infographics are:


Infographics
Infographics and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.. . .

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je-I6fiE_Wk

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8N8wUGwa1E


Why infographics
Why and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.Infographics?

Infographics make information accessible to a wide range of readers/non-readers:

  • Very young children

  • Visual learners

  • ELLs

  • Struggling readers

  • Infographics and integrated texts are integral elements of online media.


General types purposes
General Types & Purposes and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


Teaching strategies
Teaching Strategies: and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

1. Discuss the purpose of different types of infographics. Ask students what is the topic of a given infographic. What is the infographic’s purpose?

2. Focus on one type of infographic at a time. Ask students what the components of the infographic are? How does each component contribute to the overall purpose?


Teaching strategies cont
Teaching Strategies, cont.: and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

3) Have students collect and analyze different infographics from various sources. Which conveys information best? Why is one infographic better than another? Do various infographics have anything in common?

4) Co-develop a rubric of components with students.

5) Have students revise an infographic to make its more effective.

6) Start collecting a library of exemplars.



Examine content specific examples and lesson plans
Examine content-specific examples and lesson plans of, a visual text

  • From the NY Times:

    Social Studies

    Science and Health

    ELA/Fine Arts


Additional examples
Additional Examples of, a visual text

  • Follow this link, then click on “EXAMPLES of visual literacy”

  • For more complex visualizations, click on

  • A Periodic Table of Visualizations and hover

  • over each element to display it.


More examples
More Examples: of, a visual text

  • Additional samples to interpret with students can be found here (only about 20 links are still valid).

  • Sabrina Back’s Infographics Board on Pinterest


Exploration time
Exploration time. . . of, a visual text

Explore: http://www.easel.ly/

“Playtime”


Reminders for students
Reminders for students: of, a visual text

  • Keep it simple

  • An infographic shows highlights and summaries; it uses just enough information to make meaning

  • Sketch a rough draft first

  • Have a friend interpret the rough draft before you start digital work


Wrap up
Wrap Up. . . of, a visual text

  • Bring back to content area

  • Reflection


References
References of, a visual text

  • http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/675


Homework
Homework of, a visual text

  • Matching infographics to text structures

  • Explore easel.ly


Find image for poster
Find IMAGE for poster of, a visual text

  • Sabrina – world geography

  • Maggie – Art

  • Lisa – Science

  • Gerald – Math

  • Kristen – Argument/Advertising

  • Jennifer – Immigration (Ellis Island)

  • Images (full size) to Lisa by May 15th – [email protected]


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