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  • The Steps

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  • Chapter Overview. The Image: In Reading, Desktop  Publishing and Networking (12 pp)
  • Understanding (reading) Still Images

  • What is visual literacy and its educational relevance? "Reading images" "Reading Photographs" What's Happening Now? Lesson Plan. Find more visual literacy lesson plans.
  • Questions for reading images.
  • Image vocabulary
  • Image reading worksheet design ideas. National Park Service; Arizona Libraries.
  • The Whole Child Initiative (single page)
  • Look: Technical

    Composing Still Images & Integrating them with text

  • Read: Desktop Publishing Tutorial - focus on how to effectively compose and edit images on the computer screen (11 pp)
  • Review Though assigned in a previous chapter, note the examples for ways to compose images, Photo Booth Thinking.
  • Classroom demonstration - How do you upload slides and share images using our Web conferencing software, Wimba?

  • Read the essay, Story of the Pyramid (17 pp), as it teaches strategy, technique while providing a chest of tools for information finding. Information Pyramid skills will be most useful in finding content in the later desktop and webtop publishing exercises such as finding information and images for slideshows using Powerpoint. Use this reading to answer to basic questions. What is the best overall strategy for finding information to be used in desktop publishing and other compositions?  What tools and techniques support this strategy?
  • Skim:

  • What makes a good digital camera?
  • How many megapixels do you need?


  • Great image editing applications
  • Free media of the digital palette to mix with any image project.
  • Evoke

  • Work with this week's team to begin to create a lesson plan (lesson plan template and NCSCOS) within a content area and topic of your choice. Each team member should make their own collection of images which should come from a variety of types of images: Microsoft Office clipart; Word Art, screen captures, and photographs you have taken or images you have drawn. That is, your collection can use images others have created but it must also include something of your own work, either instructional images created by hand or with a camera. In your presentation of the visual information for a lesson plan demonstrate your capacity to scale, crop and change the file size of an image through the images you show. Each team member is to put their image collection that could be used in teaching the lesson in a Powerpoint application and bring that file to class. (More details).

  • Within the overall content lesson design 3 technology micro-lessons in which one digital image composition skill is demonstrated. Look for ways in which some or all of the students compose a digital image, which means using a single computer in the classroom, single computer in the classroom with projection system, a small set of computers in the classroom, or a computer lab.

  • Be prepare to write about or discuss. Compare (identify similarities and differences) the use of paper and digital images.

  • Your Google Site

  • Take picture of your school building and classroom. Scale them to insert/fit into designated location at top of your home page at your Google Site with a height of 100 pixels.
  • Your instructor may discuss other possible still image assignment options. This might include putting selected lesson plan images on a Web page at your Google Site that is linked to the class photos branch of your home page with some activities for parents and students to do at home with the image.

  • Add a question to the course's online Wonder Web at the eCROP site that is related to the topic of this chapter on still images. Use the tools introduced in the Story of the Information Pyramid to also make a contribution to someone's question related to the topics and themes of this chapter on visual thinking and composition.

    Differentiated Activity

    EDEL 446 sections

    Use your text and media to create a short demonstration Prezi application. (Wait for class demonstration.)

    ELMG 566 - Graduate Students

  • Do stage one then prepare to search for Stage two of your ERIC assignment by getting an Account to RefWorks. Email any questions to the instructor. Be prepared to discuss the value of ERIC as a short presentation to your classmates.

    EDMG 466/566

  • Work on the construction and programming of the first robot.

  • Assess/Interact

    • Remember that the archives of prior Wimba Live Classroom events are or will be available.


    Publishing: Overview of Assignments Due for Next Week

    Read. Develop image laden lesson plan. Upload files to a Lesson Plan File Cabinet. See differentiated section activities.


    Other optional Items of Interest: 


    Online children's books




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