Resources for Exploring Visual Literacy Education

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1. Find Images

1.1. Open Culture is a resource for free cultural and educational media on the web. http://www.openculture.com

1.2. Public Domain Review is a collection of interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works.http://publicdomainreview.org

1.3. Flikr is a photsharing website that allows you to search for copyright free and Creative Commons licensed material.http://www.flickr.com

1.4. Literacy Shed features a well-organized collection of links to visual resources gathered by primary school teacher R. Smith. http://www.literacyshed.com

1.5. The Library of Congress "Picture This" collection contains a variety of visual media from throughout U.S. History. http://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/category/visual-literacy/

1.6. Google Maps are a valuable resource for understanding social studies, history, and geographical context. https://maps.google.com

1.7. Google Cultural Institute is a visual collection of museum treasures from around the world. http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home

2. Use Images Ethically

2.1. Creative Commons Image Search http://search.creativecommons.org

2.2. U.S. Copyright Office Resources for Student and Teacher's http://www.copyright.gov/students_teachers/

2.3. Stanford Copyright & Fair Use from Stanford University Libraries http://fairuse.stanford.edu

2.4. Yale Collaborative Learning Center's Visual Literacy Tools Resource Page (image citation video tutorial) http://clc.yale.edu/resources/visual-literacy-tools/

3. Create Visual Media

3.1. Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tool http://www.mindmeister.com/

3.2. Video Sharing http://www.youtube.com

3.3. Visual Research and Timeline Tool http://www.dipity.com

3.4. A Tool for Collecting and Organizing Online Images and Links http://www.pinterest.com

3.5. Visual Storytelling Tool http://storybird.com

3.6. Storyboard Creator http://www.storyboardthat.com

3.7. Education Drawing, Storytelling, and Movie Making Tool http://www.kerpoof.com

3.8. Infographic and Presentation Tool http://piktochart.com

3.9. Video Creation www.animoto.com

4. Visual Literacy Lessons: Evaluate, Analyze, and Use Visual Images Effectively

4.1. This Visual Literacy Toolbox is a treasure trove of activity ideas, lesson plans, and learning objective suggestions. http://www.humanities.umd.edu/vislit/

4.2. David Jake's Visual Literacy Learning resource page features video, critical reading links, and other valuable information about planning visual literacy lessons. http://jakes.editme.com/communicatewithvisuals

4.3. Frank Baker's collection of Visual Literacy lesson planning links includes a wide variety of plans from across the web. http://www.frankwbaker.com/vl_lessonplans.htm

4.4. The Library of Congress "Teacher" site has a vast collection of lesson plans and ideas for libraries and content area teachers. Search "visual literacy" at the following URL: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

4.5. The PBS Teacher's "Focus on Visual Literacy" is a collection of resources, available on the web from PBS, to support visual literacy learning. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/kqwebarchives/v36/363/KQW36_3PBSVisualLiteracy.pdf

5. Understanding the need for Visual Literacy Education

5.1. The Power of Images and Symbols from hvlach on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThOZNFrCEM&feature=youtu.be

5.2. George Lucas on Teaching Visual Literacy and Communication from Edutopia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwDXlA_6usI

5.3. The Brian Lehrer Show: Interview with Stephen Apkon, author of "The Age of Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens" http://www.wnyc.org/story/287152-visually-literate/

5.4. Amy Ballet on Teaching Visual Literacy Across the Curriculum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQNbAtK3c3g