Digital Bytes – April 25, 2016

Hot on the heels of a great ReThinking Literacy conference, we have a number of great ideas and resources to share. This week the focus is on Visual Literacy – one of the themes that was highlighted throughout the conference.

What’s Going on in this Picture?

The New York Times has a great segment in the Learning Network called, “What’s Going on in this Picture?”

Each week, a new image is posted as a discussion prompt, with accompanying questions. More information is revealed over the week, which leads to rich conversations.

This is a fantastic site for inquirers. Every day a new question is answered with a rich explanation including videos, photos and text.

You can search through previous questions or ask your own questions.
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

This is a great visual way to see what your students are reading. It is also a fantastic way for students to get book recommendations from others.

If you share your padlet with other classes from around the world, you now have a richer and wider audience. This example was shared on Padlet.

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