BigHugeLabs: Visual Literacy
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- Big Huge Labs Using Visual Literacy to Extend Learning Calgary Regional Learning Consortium presents
- Calgary Regional Consortium Elizabeth Cressman Tech Back-up CRC Brenda Dyck Session Facilitator CRC
- A Web 2.0 mashup tool that supports deep thinking andhelps to sharpen students' visual literacy skills.
- M ashups combine similar types of media and information from multiple sources into a new creation (repurposing)
- Educational Tool?
- NOTE TO SELF
- No tool is an educational tool until its used in a meaningful way to mediate learning
- Visual Communication is a process of sending and receiving messages using images. Visual literacy can be defined as the ability to construct meaning from visual images. (Giorgis, Johnson, Bonomo, Colbert, & al, 1999: 146)
- To make meaning from images, the reader uses the critical skills of exploration, critique, and reflection. ~ The Visual Literacy White Paper, Dr. Anne Bamford, Art and Design University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
- The more content is manipulated, the more likely it is understood and remembered.
- ~ Janet Allen, from Reading History: A Practical Guide to Improving Literacy
- upload an image fill in formatting information Add content When youre done, click Create http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ Use Flickr Storm Need an Image?
- Do you have an idea for how you might use Big Huge Labs Motivator tool in your classroom?
- 1) Save an image to your desktop
- PC: right click
- Mac: drag the image to your desktop
- 2) Open the Motivator tool
- 3) Fill in the information-- Create
- upload an image fill in formatting information When youre done, click Create Add content Use Flickr Storm http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
- Taking the Mosaic tool to a deeper level: VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/#e684187
- Do you have an idea for how you might use Big Huge Labs Mosaic tool in your classroom?
- Accessing your students metacognitive thinking Combining the left and right side of the brain Developing metaphorical thinking Assessment Tool
- upload a background image Add magazine article titles When youre done, click Create
- Using the Magazine Cover mash-up (combining Big Huge Labs with the Word documents callout feature).
- Here Im going to show how I use the magazine cover with a Call Out Assignment to access student thinking. Example on next slide.
- To create call-outs:
- Click the Autoshapes option on the Drawing toolbar.
- Choose a call-out you wish to use.
- Click and drag to create the bubble.
- Resize by dragging a handle/dot from the edge of the graphic.
- To send the bubble to the back or front of another picture, right-click on the edge of the bubble and choose Arrange.
- To move or resize the directional area of the graphic, drag by the yellow dot.
- To enter text, simply select the graphic and start typing. You will not see an I bar.
- You can change the line thickness, color fill, and font of the bubble.
- (Thanks to Annette Lamb for the above instructions)
- Do you have an idea for how you might use Big Huge Labs Magazine tool in your classroom?
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