Washington Elementary, November 30, 2016

Literacy with Still Images
in the Cloud

Agenda

  • What is Visual Literacy?
  • Creation of Images using SketchPad
    • How can this be used in your classroom?
    • Hands-on with SketchPad!
  • Editing of Images using Adobe Aviary
    • How can this be used in your classroom?
    • Hands-on with Aviary!

Concept of Visual Literacy

"Visual literacy is defined as the ability to interpret images as well as to generate images for communicating ideas and concepts". (Stokes, 2002)

Creation of Images

SketchPad is a web-based draw
and paint application.

  • Includes many different types of tools
    for drawing, painting, text, and clip art.
  • Can be used on both the Yogas and the Chromebooks.
  • Student’s file can be downloaded onto their computer and then uploaded onto Google Classroom as an attachment to an assignment.

Website: https://sketch.io/sketchpad/

How can this be used in your classroom?

  • Digital whiteboard
  • Digital posters
  • Digital drawings and paintings
    (.JPG and .PDF)
  • Concept maps with images
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  • Math homework
  • Compare & Contrast

Sketchpad Hands-on You try it out!

  • Go to https://sketch.io/sketchpad/ -
  • Make it a Bookmarks Favorite with guidance
  • With guidance, try out different tools and backgrounds. Add a photo from the desktop.
  • Create a PSA poster about saving water using SketchPad.
  • With guidance, save your image as a .jpg
  • With guidance, upload to Google Classroom as an attachment to the assignment “SketchPad PSA”

Editing of images

Overview of Adobe Aviary

  • Go to https://aviary.com/
  • Make it a Bookmarks Favorite
    with guidance

How can this be used in your classroom?

-Storybooks with Google Slides

-Digital Art

-Digital Posters

-Comic Strips

-Labeling parts of an object or shapes in a landscape

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Hands-on You try it out!

  • Create a Visual Vocabulary Slideshow with Google Slides
  • Go to Image Editing with Adobe Aviary - http://digitalmedialiteracy.us/image-editing-aviary.php
  • Organize Vocabulary images into Google Slides
  • Upload onto Google Classroom “Aviary Visual Vocabulary Slideshow”

Our fearless hero, King Crum, defeats the evil monster with one blow from his light saber.

Literacy with still images PD 11/30/16 - Google Slides