Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Visual literacy is a large part of using the internet. This blog post is very infromative. Enjoy, courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief

A guide to teaching visual literacy
Educator Mark Phillip describes a unit he taught on visual literacy and shares a step-by-step look at several of the unit's lessons. Students watch news reports, advertisements and political commercials to examine the facts, the images and music. "If kids are to make informed, free choices, we have to teach them to be critically conscious of all efforts to manipulate their thinking," Phillips writes. Edutopia.org

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