FC: Visual Literacy By Erin Kruizenga
1: Spruce Street School | The term “Visual Literacy” was first coined in 1969 by John Debes
2: “Visual literacy is the reading and writing of visual texts.” | htp://k=8visual.info/
4: There are many different elements used to attract your attention: color of fonts and background, moving text and images and flashing icons all work to convey a message. | http://portals.studentnet.edu.au/literacy/Minisites/SCEGGSDarlinghurstrevised/vliteracy/meaning.htm
7: “Today we work with the written or spoken word as the primary form of communication. But we also need to understand the importance of graphics, music, and cinema, which are just as powerful and in some ways more deeply intertwined with young people's culture. We live and work in a visually sophisticated world, so we must be sophisticated in using all the forms of communication, not just the written word.” http://www.edutopia.org/life-screen
8: Photographs Signs Television Internet | Types of Visual Literacy Film Video
9: Posters T-shirts and many more...Spruce Street School Class of 2009
10: Visual Literacy is important for our students to learn and understand because our world is becoming so visual...
11: How can Visual Literacy help students? | ...A tool for ELL students in understanding | ...A way for illiterate students to communicate | ...Teaching tool for visual learners | ...Builds on Prior knowledge
12: Different ways to use Visual Literacy in school
13: Diagrams | Time Line | Math Counters | -Diagrams (ex. Venn diagram) -Flow Charts -Maps/Concept Maps -Storyboards -Tables or Graphs-Pictures/drawings -Memory Cues -Time Lines -Math manipulatives -Graphic Organizers
14: Visual Literacy can even help students with special needs by having the sign represent a certain activity.
15: Students can point to a picture to communicate by using a system called PECS
16: Visual Literacy is all around us, everywhere we look...
17: ...Therefore it is important to teach our students as early as possible and so they can learn form our visual world.