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  1. page More Info edited ... Center for Media Literacy – Visual Literacy This site focuses on the media aspect of visual li…
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    Center for Media Literacy – Visual Literacy This site focuses on the media aspect of visual literacy for the K–12 classroom. Articles, toolkits and other resources are provided.
    VUE: Visual Understanding in Education / This site “conducts educational research focused on aesthetic and cognitive development that results from interaction with art. Based on its findings, VUE develops programs for schools and museums, principally Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).”
    ARTICLES & Websites
    **“How to Speak Out (Visually) at Your Library.”** This article explains the correlation between visual and information literacy and lists teaching strategies for visual literacy; includes a bibliography.
    Kathy Schrock's "Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy" October 2014.
    Frank Baker's "Visual Literacy" website. (In particular, check out the "Visual Literacy: Lesson Plans" in the left menu.)
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  2. page More Info edited ... ARTICLES **“How to Speak Out (Visually) at Your Library.”** This article explains the correla…
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    ARTICLES
    **“How to Speak Out (Visually) at Your Library.”** This article explains the correlation between visual and information literacy and lists teaching strategies for visual literacy; includes a bibliography.
    Kathy Schrock's "Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy" October 2014.
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  3. page Toolbox edited ... Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster …
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    Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be. Prints to your printer.
    Bookr Uses Flickr images to create a photobook.
    Bubblesnaps
    Add cartoon call-outs to images.

    Dumpr
    Create funky effects with your photos.
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    LunaPic
    Fun and creative online photo editor.
    Mag My Pic
    Create a magazine cover for your photo.

    Mapwing
    Mapwing makes it easy to build, share, and explore virtual tours. Use Mapwing to turn your digital photos into virtual tours that include interactive maps, images, and comments. Then, share your virtual tours with friends, clients, or the entire world.
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    PhotoPeach
    PhotoPeach helps you share your memories in a lively and vivid way by moving your photos like a video with your choice of background music, captions on each photo, fun effects, and more.
    PikiPimp
    Add elements to an image; touts itself as creating comics for kids.

    Pizap
    Create speech bubbles for your images.
    Primary Access
    PrimaryAccess is a web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives.
    Resize Image
    Resize images, with NO download required
    RockYou
    Create outrageous slideshows.
    Scapblog
    Use this website to create scrapbooks for projects.

    TiltShift Maker
    Takes your images & makes it look like the 'I Spy' series.
    Watermark Tool
    Watermark Tool is the free online watermarking software that allows you to quickly and easily protect your images with a visible watermark. With the many watermarking options available, you're able to personalize your images in a variety of ways - including text size, color, and position.
    Wired Magazine Cover
    Create your own Wired magazine cover with personalized headings
    Wordle
    "Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."
    ONLINE PHOTO EDITORS
    *FREE & NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
    DrPic
    Pixlr
    SnipShot
    Improve Your Images
    Pixenate

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  4. page More Info edited ... ORGANIZATIONS **International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)** The organization is “dedic…
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    ORGANIZATIONS
    **International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)** The organization is “dedicated to the principles of visual literacy.” The site offers information on conferences, publications, and resources and provides a definition of visual literacy.
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    Visual Literacy ThisThis site focuses
    VUE: Visual Understanding in Education / This site “conducts educational research focused on aesthetic and cognitive development that results from interaction with art. Based on its findings, VUE develops programs for schools and museums, principally Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).”
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    a bibliography.
    BOOKS
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    Engaging the Eye Generation by Johanna Riddle
    {http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517FY3TK7SL._SL500_AA240_.jpg} Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn
    {http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Md-pObyOL._SL500_AA240_.jpg} Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills OK, so this might not TRULY fall under the category of the Visual Literacy which I am focusing on, but think about it -- teaching READING with COMIC BOOKS!!!! Where was this concept when I went to school?!?! LOL
    {http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61H1MHD73QL._SL500_BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg} Teaching with Digital Images: Acquire, Analyze, Create, Communicate
    Maria Avgerinou's PowerPoint for NECC 2008
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  5. page More Info edited ... MORE INFO ORGANIZATIONS International **International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)…
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    MORE INFO
    ORGANIZATIONS
    International**International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) http://www.ivla.org/index.htm(IVLA)** The organization
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    Visual Literacy http://www.medialit.org/focus/visu_home.html This This site focuses
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    in Education http://www.vue.org// This site
    ARTICLES
    “How**“How to Speak
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    at Your Library.”Library.”** This article
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    a bibliography. Access: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/donaldson-zanin-yost.html.
    BOOKS
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    Maria Avgerinou's PowerPoint for NECC 2008
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  6. page Where Is It? edited 'WHERE IS IT?' TRANSFERRED Calisphere - University of California Calisphere is the Univers…

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    Calisphere - University of California
    Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.
    Discovery Streaming (formerly 'United Streaming')
    If your district has an account, this website allows you to search for 'editable' media. This means that you can use images (or even a frame from a video) and edit the image to suit your needs. Simply click on 'Advanced Search' under the 'Search' box, select 'Images' from the drop-down menu next to 'Media Type', and make certain that you have a check in front of 'Include only Editable Titles'.
    EveryStockPhoto
    We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
    Findr The Flickr search engine that 'drills down' use tags to locate an image. DEMONSTRATE.
    Flickr CC
    Clicking any of the icons provides the information about the image. Use the links below the image to select a size that you will use in the next screen to when you click "Edit Image". Editing tools allow you to crop and image, add text, draw lines and borders. The nice feature of this tool is that it automatically embeds the credit line into the image if you click the "Add Attribution" button.

    Flickr Storm
    There is no other Flickr search engine like this one. It will search according to the Creative Commons level you want. You click on the image you want and it places it in a 'tray'. When you are done, all the images in your tray are assembled and give one url (web address). Take that url and share it with your students so they can only use images from the pool you have selected. The pool also provides full citation information.
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    Free Large Photos
    Individuals may use these images for their personal use if they note the source: © Copyright 2007 [name of photographer], FreeLargePhotos.com. If you use them on a web site, link to this site.
    Free Images
    You may use the image in digital format on websites, multimedia presentations, broadcast film and video, cell phones. In printed promotional materials, magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, CD/DVD covers, etc.

    FreeImages
    A link to this site is required where an image is used. Acceptable credits include 'image: www.freeimages.co.uk' You are free to edit the images in anyway you want, crop, re-size, perform any operation you want... enjoy!
    FreePixels
    Images and digital creations downloaded from our website may be used for both personal and commercial purposes under the limitations of this license. Every Freepixels image or digital creation used must retain the domain name: freepixels.com when used on the internet, in a web page, in printed publications, or in any product, advertising, or packaging.
    Getty Images
    Image After
    Image After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
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    Public Domain Pictures.net
    Repository for free public domain photos. If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that no model release was obtained and pictures featuring products or property should be used with care. The pictures are free for you to use and you should feel good about doing so.
    PunchStock
    Over 2 million royalty-free photos and illustrations from Jupiterimages, Getty Images, Corbis and over 50 other brands, all in one convenient search.
    Sprial GalleryShows spiral images, scroll down, to click on 'other galleries'. You have some prepopulated or you can create your own. DEMONSTRATE.
    Stock.xchg
    You may use the image in digital format on websites, multimedia presentations, broadcast film and video, cell phones. In printed promotional materials, magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, CD/DVD covers, etc.
    The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
    For astronaut photography of Earth accessed through this website, please state "Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center." We recommend that the caption for any photograph published include the unique photo number (Mission-Roll-Frame), and our website (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov) so that others can locate or obtain copies when needed. We always appreciate notification of beneficial uses of astronaut photography of Earth-information on your applications.

    Washington Post
    The Day in Photos - A compilation of the best photographs of the past 24 hours. Camera Works editors select the 10 to 12 most compelling photos each day from the hundreds of images shot by The Washington Post, Camera WorksÕ worldwide network of free-lance contributors, as well as photo agencies and newswires, including Reuters, Agence France Press and the Associated Press. News Gallery Archives - An archived listing of photo galleries by news section/channel: Politics, Arts & Living, Nation, World, Metro, Business, Sports, Travel and Education. CC NOTE: Bear in mind that the Washington Post does not own the copyright to everything that appears in the newspaper. Washington Post owned material will carry the byline “Washington Post Staff.” For hardcopy reprints, e-prints, plaques and posters, PARS International Corp. will clear rights on your behalf. For all other uses, please contact the section of the paper where the material appeared for the author, artist, illustrator or photographer’s contact information. The Washington Post Main Number is (202) 334-6000.
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  7. page Whose Is It? edited ... Easy as 1, 2, 3. You enter the full url of the Flickr image, in return you'll get html code an…
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    Easy as 1, 2, 3. You enter the full url of the Flickr image, in return you'll get html code and a brief license summary.
    If the image is not licensed using Creative Commons you will see a, "Oops, the gremlins are here again!" and "This image is not license under a Creative Commons license and can not be used. You might ask the author to relicense the image." Now how clear can that be???!!!
    Image Stamper {New.gif} (3/09)
    ImageStamper is a free tool for keeping dated, independently verified copies of license conditions associated with creative commons images. You can use it to safeguard your use of free images from license changes, or to prove you are the original image creator.
    Simply paste the URL of the page that contains the image you intend to use. ImageStamper will produce a timestamp of the image's license and will store this timestamp permanently in your account. The timestamp proves you obtained the image under that license and you can show it to others using a unique permalink.
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  8. page Why Visual Literacy? edited WHY VISUAL LITERACY? TRANSFERRED Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Bloom's taxonomy was developed in th…
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    Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
    Bloom's taxonomy was developed in the 1950s and expresses thinking and learning through a set of concepts that begin with lower order thinking skills and build to higher order thinking skills. The original Bloom’s Taxonomy had six levels, beginning with knowledge, then progressing through comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
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  9. page Activities edited ACTIVITIES Ad Generator Given an image, have students create a one-line ad. TRANSFERRED Fake…

    ACTIVITIES
    Ad Generator
    Given an image, have students create a one-line ad.
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    Fake or Foto?
    Similar to National Geographic's Photo Foolery, but more sophisticated images.
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    George Washington's Portrait
    Follow the clues and help solve a make-believe mystery! Using a special spyglass tool, you’ll uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way. Let the sleuthing begin!
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    Image Detective
    Just like historians, students will pose questions to themselves as they look at the photos. Next, students will scan the picture, looking for details that intrigue them. Then encourage them to speculate about what the detail might mean -- to make intelligent guesses just like historians do.
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    Is Seeing Believing? {New.gif} (added Feb '09)
    "Throughout history the photograph has been manipulated for various purposes. It is important for students to understand those purposes and to learn how to question images they find in media and on the Internet. Here you will find a number of contemporary examples of the "digital manipulation of images" as well as links to articles about the ethics and the issue." Make sure you explore the table of contents along the left menu, my two favorite being 'Magazine Covers' and 'The Spaghetti Harvest'.
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    'M' is for Metro - Variations of the Letter M
    Images of Metro signs around the world. Most metros have logos or symbols to mark their station entrances.Since most metros around the world are indeed called 'metros' (only few are called subway, underground, U-Bahn, T-bana or something else), many metro logos are more or less fancy variations of the letter M. There are different kinds of metro logos. In some cities a logo stands for the metro system itself, while in other cities only logos are found which represent the companies that are operating one or more metro lines. Country-wide use of logos is found in Germany, Italy, Spain and, to a limited extent, Russia. All German metros use a blue U logo and all German S-Bahn-type suburban railways bear a green S logo. Most Italian cities use a red M logo for metros. All Spanish suburban railways have the same red C logo. Many Russian metro cities are using derived versions of the same sloped red letter M of the Moscow metro. Possible activity: What other universal signs/symbols are there and how do they differ?
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    Multiple Choice Quiz
    Images used as a 'trigger' to assist in answering the multiple choice questions. What parts of the image could help a student tap into prior knowledge?
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    Pattern Photo Set
    Example from a pattern photo set on Flickr. Students can create their own.
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    PicLits
    PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. EXCELLENT TO USE WITH AN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD.

    Spell with Flickr
    Type in a name or phrase, result is the word spelled with Flickr images. Activity: Guess the whole of the part shown.
    The Corporate ABC Quiz
    Here comes the English alphabet - made up entirely of letters taken from well-known examples of international corporate logotype. Can you identify the companies or brands?
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    FUN TO LOOK AT - 10 Most Confusing Traffic Signs
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    FUN TO LOOK AT - Don't Drink & Drive Ads
    How much more effective is one of these visuals than hand-outs or lectures? Activity: Have your students create a similar ad for a 'no-no' topic.
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    YouTube Video - Dove Evolution
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  10. page home edited {2008-06-02_0839.png} NOTE: This wiki is not open for membership. It is solely used as a reposit…
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    NOTE: This wiki is not open for membership. It is solely used as a repository for resources.
    You may also wish to visit my blog, the Visual Literacy Toolbox.
    Please look along the left menu for links to the pages of this wiki.
    'Activities' - icebreakers, hooks, and lessons using visual literacy
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