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Presentation given at BrazTESOL, Jul y 2010. http://www.braztesol.org.br/convencao/

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  • TEACHING WITH BrazTESOL 2010July 21st, 2010

  • WHO AM I?eLearning Facilitator for TAFE SA, NewLearning(TAFE Technical and Further Education)Founding member of Webheads Community


  • Courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/alisonkeller/2361365501/

  • www.educatebetter.org

  • Visual Literacy: Wikipediathe ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be read and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading. The term first used in 1969 because multiple disciplines such as education, art history and criticism, rhetoric, semiotics, philosophy, information design, and graphic design make use of the term visual literacy, arriving at a common definition of visual literacy has been contestedCommonly refers to the ability to read eg graphs, colour coded diagrams, tables, flow charts, etc many educators in the twenty-first century promote the learning of visual literacies as indispensable to life in the information age. educators are recognizing the importance of helping students develop visual literacies in order to survive and communicate in a highly complex world. Kress et al: linguistic and visual literacies complement each other

    I suspect that in our context as 21stcentury educators we are referring to a subset of multiliteracy, or digital literacy, and the term visual literacy might best be avoided, or at least used with caution.



  • Title: Public PrivacyTags:Thailand, Koh Samet, jetty, pier, sea, privacy

  • Why Media?

    Adrian Miles (RMIT):We need to make our institutionmore porous to the students private technologies their mobile phones, their laptops and their cameras.Capitalises on the innate human desire/need to createUbiquity and ease of participatory media enables creation of images, film, documents, course content, assessments, etcUse of media helps develops Digital Literacyhttp://flickr.com/photos/chunyang/800589975/

  • The Read/Write Web(Tim Berners Lee)

    Original photo by Hummanna.

  • My Experience with FlickrBackground courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/andrearusky/2240595375/

  • Using FlickrRepositoryConvenienceWould anyone else look at them?Photographic Journal/Blog

    Background courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/andrearusky/2538222041/in/set-72157606561568609/

  • Flickr and NetworksI started following other people (when I realised some were following me!)adding other people as contactsUsing tagging to find others

  • 2009/356 Group one of the best decisions Ive ever made!See http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/2010/01/sun-goes-down-on-2009.htmlfor my thoughts on this wonderful process.

  • DIGITAL LITERACYNaming, Describing, TaggingAdds value to your imageEasier to find (for you and others)Becomes part of a body of organised knowledgeBackground: http://flickr.com/photos/andrearusky/2736194440/in/set-72157606561568609/


  • TAGGING5. Tags can be categorised:LiteralConcretePhysicalTangibleVisibleFigurative/MetaphoricalAbstract

    IntangibleInvisibleBackround: http://flickr.com/photos/thingsarebetterwithaparrott/2088815029/

  • Creating your own CLIP ARTeg tools, work, readiness

  • Image from http://flickr.com/photos/aaronescobar/2633772161/7. DOCUMENTING THE PLANET!

  • Image from http://flickr.com/photos/aaronescobar/2633772161/7. DOCUMENTING THE PLANET!GEOTAGGING


  • Image from http://flickr.com/photos/aaronescobar/2633772161/7. DOCUMENTING THE PLANET!GEOTAGGING

  • What is the IMPACT of all this?Image courtesy of Mike Seyfang http://flickr.com/photos/mikeblogs/2506591015/

  • What is the IMPACT of all this?

    I take more photos (quantity)I take more care when I take photos (quality)More assiduous with my TAGGINGRoutinely check the lives of friends and contactsComment on others photosSometimes leads to discussionImage courtesy of Mike Seyfang http://flickr.com/photos/mikeblogs/2506591015/

  • http://teachingwithflickr.wikispaces.com/

  • PHOTOS IN THE CLASSROOMDennisinphoenix says:

    Photosindividual ones, pairs, collagesmake wonderful prompts for any kind of discussion or writing project in which there's a focus on impressions, conclusions, comparisons, descriptions, and reflections. Photos can be the basis for activities which are highly directed (such as an exercise focusing on a particular grammar point or an argument pro, con, or in-between) or only suggestive (e.g., looking at a photo, thinking about it, and then using one's own words to make a conclusion, invent a story, give an opinion, write a reflection, guess a location, describe / explain how a photo makes one feel, and much more). Photos and graphics are much more engaging than relying solely on written or oral directions Background courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/epzibah/273262048/

  • THE BIG CHANGE:We can now all create and supply media from our own lives for use in educational contextsEase of production; ease of accessQuality of product (not photocopied, or via overhead projector)Frees teachers and students from reliance on published texts/mainstream media for source materialsPersonalises the educational experience


  • LANGUAGE TEACHINGORAL PRESENTATIONS (hobbies/interests, your home town or city, excursions)VOCABULARY: what is this? > tagging GRAMMAR: what are they doing? (present continuous)WRITING: description, identifying key wordsLiteral v Emotive, abstract ORAL DISCUSSIONWhat are you doing? Where is this? Who is that? Culture: (events, customs, artefacts) of own and host cultureCOMPETITIONSBest sunset, best photo of person, nature, built environment, etc

  • Annotating Images using the Notes ToolSee http://www.flickr.com/photos/ha112/234233755/

  • Annotating Images using the Notes Tool - Technicalhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/4090354867/

  • Choose Your Own AdventureSee http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviddmuir/1924752950/

  • TEACHER THOUGHTS #1yya2 says:

    Spanish students in my beginner class have to read a short novelette. I usually ask them to recreate the story without using words to measure their reading comprehension (They don't have enough Spanish). Students search for pictures or upload theirs to portrait the main events and characters in the story. They work in pairs and prepare a slide show and post it in the class wiki. They really have fun doing this project.

    Background courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/epzibah/273262048/

  • TEACHER THOUGHTS #2Noa Naveh says:

    I think it is almost impossible to take children to the computer room and expect them to work on your terms, when they know so much in computers and may sometimes teach you a thing or to...This is why a teacher must have good relationship of honor and respect from the pupils, in order to succeed in it.Background courtesy of http://flickr.com/photos/epzibah/273262048/

  • Creative Commons Licensingfrom Jeffrey Beall at http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/301014978/

  • MORE IDEAS AT:http://teachingwithflickr.wikispaces.com/

    This is a public wiki and can be edited by all so please addany new resources or ideas you find or think of.Michael CoghlanNewLearningmichaelc@chariot.net.au