The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing

A Case For Teaching Visual Literacy- Major Project

Here is a link to my major project on Visual Literacy.


1 Sarah Wood { 11.24.09 at 9:22 am }

Great project Bev. I liked your Wordle – how is this different from a tag cloud?


2 Catherine Gagnon { 11.24.09 at 10:18 am }

Yes, I’d like to know how you made the Wordle.

I enjoyed reading your presentation. I’m writing on the use of Graphic Novels to improve literacy, so much of your research parallels mine. I am hoping some of these projects will find their way into school PD days to inform all teaching staff. I was hoping to link my own presentation to the school website as I see it as a valuable tool for parents concerned about or interested in what we are doing to improve literacy.

3 Bev { 11.24.09 at 11:34 am }

Hi: Wordles are really easy to create- go to
I used about 8 or 9 definitions of visual literacy- just had them altogether in a word document – I copied and pasted them into this program and it creates it for you- You can change it around- change the colours- delete words if you like. In answer to Sarah’s question- when you put all your words into wordle it determines which words occur most often. These words will be the biggest in your wordle. I am not sure how tag clouds work- Do they do the same thing?

4 Ashley Jones { 11.25.09 at 8:07 pm }

Great project Bev! I really enjoyed reading this, some very powerful images.

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