Category Archives: Literacy

What does it Mean to be Literate?

What does it mean to be literate? I am asking myself this question more frequently lately. Does being literate mean the same for this class? Image by Historic Beverton than…

It’s a Book! Really?

I received this link to the following book trailer from the librarian at the school I work at.It was very timely, since we just had a discussion about “real books”, …

Visual Thinking and Learning in the Classroom

It was a post titled “Formats for Visual Thinking in the Classroom“  from Richard Byrne on Free Technology for Teachers, that prompted me to write this post. I am a…

Visual Literacy- “Reading & Writing” Images

Visual literacy is defined by Wikipedia: Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based…

Images that Inspire Storytelling & Writing

Using visuals to create and support stories is a skill we should encourage and nurture in our students . It should be obvious by now that I consider storytelling an…