Digital Literacies 2: Visual Information Literacy

The sheer quantity of images available online, and the ease of creating and manipulating them by digital means, makes it crucial students learn to evaluate visual information in the same way they evaluate textual information. Although some of that work can be done by the same means as evaluating any information source, critically “reading” each type of visual information — photographs, charts, maps, or “infographics” — requires special skill and a unique thought process. This module, the second in a series on Digital Literacies, explores those thought processes in detail and considers how you can teach them at various grade levels.

1.0 CEU (general, digital learning)

Alignment to North Carolina standards

Work products

Participants will create the following in completing this module, and central office staff may, at their discretion, request these work products before granting CEUs.