Visual Literacy, Standards, and the Use of Visual Resources in Schools
Gaskill, Norine C.
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As the world continues to embrace technology, students are expected to possess the skills necessary to make meaning from images used in communication. Based on the heavy use of images on the Web to communicate meaning, for example, students will benefit from learning visual literacy. This literature review identifies the changes in literacy standards related to visual literacy and examines the use of visual resources in the classroom. The researcher found that visual resources such as those used in advertisements, videos, games, photos, picture books, and graphic novels enhance thinking and teach students about others. The researcher concludes that using visual resources to teach students transferable skills better prepares them for an environment, which requires the ability to make meaning from images as well as text.