Visual Literacy

As educators, much of our focus is on teaching students to encode and decode written language.
Shouldn't we be applying the same rigor to helping them analyze, interpret and critically navigate the imagery that dominates communication today?

This site is for educators interested in helping students develop the language of images.
There are no plug-in & play lesson plans here, but there are many resources and some food for thought. -Knowclue

Media Smarts:

Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World


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From Consumers to Critics and Creators

Critical-thinking skills -- and fluency in multimedia production -- are integral to media literacy.

by Ken Ellis

Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, digital storytelling, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other digital tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.


Webcast: What Kids Learn When They Create with Digital Media


"This forum, entitled "The Power of Youth Voice," brought together experts in digital media and learning to share their research and experiences using digital media in and outside of the classroom. Speakers included: Renee Hobbs, Founder, Media Education Lab, Temple University; Nichole Pinkard, Founder, Digital Youth Network and DePaul University professor; Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project; Moderator: Connie Yowell, Director of Education, MacArthur Foundation." Read More


Supported by: MacArthur - CMS - MIT
"New Media Literacies (NML), a research initiative based within USC's Annenberg School for Communication, explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world." Read More


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