Now Online: Engaging the Eye Generation

February 5th, 2009

You want to teach today’s students well. You know who they are: the kids who complete their homework on one window of their computer, send instant messages through a second window, listen to a personalized playlist on their iPod, and watch television out of the corner of their eye — simultaneously.

What does 21st-century literacy instruction look like in today’s elementary classroom? National Board Certified Teacher and Adobe Educator Johanna Riddle shows you how to weave technology and visual literacy throughout your existing curriculum in her new book, Engaging the Eye Generation.

After making a convincing case for meeting students in their world — enthusiastically discovering, creating, and learning through multimedia and technology — Johanna shows teachers how to explicitly teach visual comprehension strategies, critical thinking, sequencing, and research skills. Activities throughout the book use a wide range of technologies including digital photography, scanning, and digital storybooks to synthesize visual and traditional literacy while meeting common curriculum standards.

Accessible to both the tech-savvy and tech-challenged, Engaging the Eye Generation will inspire you to infuse your curriculum with visual and technology-based learning opportunities, and provides specific examples of how to do it. It’s available now, and you can preview the entire text online.

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