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Here are five web apps and two iPad apps that you could put to use inside your classroom to enhance visual literacy. From building commericals to analyzing stunning photos from our world, students can explore their visual spatial skill sets with any of these...and best yet: THEY ARE ALL FREE!
Great Tech Tools for Visual Literacy Websites, iTune Apps, pricing, and an idea by TCI. Site/App Platform $ Idea how to use with students Government students could use Animoto to create a 30-second commercial for a fictional or real person Web Free running for office. Have them focus on different forms of propaganda when they put it together. www.animoto.com Have students create a 30 second video that uses Web Free images and music to describe an important person or event that your class is studying. www.smilebox.com Prior to wrapping up a lesson, copy and paste the chapter summary of your unit into a Tagxedo word Web Free cloud. Invite the students to look at the prominent words and debrief why each is important. www.tagxedo.com As students look for ways to prepare for an assessment, have them create a Glogster poster that Web Free has images, video, music, and text that would answer your unit/lesson essential question. www.glogster.com Generate a class photostream for pictures your students take as they study their community. Use Web Free this opportunity to have students understand copyright protections such as Creative Commons www.flickr.com that allow free sharing with attribution. Challenge students to gather pictures from around the world that best illustrate key geographic terms. iPad Free Example: Students find picture on Heritage of the Mississippi River Delta for the term Delta. Fotopedia Heritage For a research project, have your students take all their RSS feeds and blend them into Flipboard so iPad Free that they can read each sites info visually, and without all the clicks of visiting each site. Flipboard Learn more about us at www.teachtci.com © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute www.teachtci.com email@example.com
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