If a picture is worth a thousand words then imagine how we can enhance communication using images and words together to create visual content by:
1) learning the basics of how to use a digital still camera;
2) downloading your pictures to a computer; and
3) using ImageBlender software to create more advanced imaging techniques and integrate those images in the curriculum.
As a teacher it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a novice, your goal is to create of collect images that will optimize visual literacy with a community of learners.
What is Visual Literacy?
literacy is defined as the ability to interpret images as well
as to generate images for communicating ideas and concepts".
A visually literate person should be able to
(from Jerry Christopherson, 1996 International Visual Literacy Association Conference, referenced from the book, Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn By Lynell Burmark, p.3, 2002)
I didn't think orange went with purple
until I saw the sunset you made on
Tuesday. That was cool.
“I didn't think . . . until I saw.”
Eugene takes us to the heart of visual literacy. It’s not just looking at pretty pictures. It’s understanding how we think – how we connect what we already know about the world, life, relationships and values to those pictures – and then use them to make sense of our
from Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn by Lynell Burmark, 2008 ebook
Doug McIntosh, Educational Technology Resource Teacher
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