Visual Communication with iOS InfoPics

Location: Room 008AB

Explore and create Preregistration required.

Registration code: B223

[Explore and create : BYOD]

Monday, June 26, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: Room 008AB

Dr. Wesley Fryer  
We live in a very visual society and culture. In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to become more effective and powerful visual communicators by creating InfoPics on an iOS device. Learn how to find, save, modify and share copyright-friendly images with related textual annotations.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants will need to download and install the following free iOS apps on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch prior to the session:

Adobe Spark Post




Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Mobile learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: Students : Creative communicator
Teachers : Model digital age work and learning
Students : Knowledge constructor
Related exhibitors: Adobe Systems, Inc.

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Session objectives include:
1- Help attendees understand the power, importance, and value of using visual images with text to communicate ideas
2- Empower attendees to use a variety of iOS apps to create InfoPics
3- Model different ways InfoPic challenges can be used with students to deepen learning and encourage creative expression
4- Encourage participants to reflect on key takeaways from the ISTE 2017 conference and effectively share those with social media using InfoPics
5- Provide teachers with workflow suggestions to use InfoPIcs with students in the classroom
6- Highlight places to archive and share InfoPics with others to inspire, influence and teach


Elements of this session will include:
1- An overview of why visual communication and visual literacy is important and should be taught at all levels
2- Basic workflow for creating and sharing InfoPics
3- Steps to create InfoPics with Adobe Spark Post
4- Steps to create InfoPics with Typorama
5- Steps to create InfoPics with Phonto
6- Options for Sharing and Archiving InfoPics
7- InfoPic Challenge and Practice Time
8- Wrap Up and Share Out

Supporting research

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Baker, Lottie. "How Many Words Is a Picture Worth? Integrating Visual Literacy in Language Learning with Photographs." English Teaching Forum. Vol. 53. No. 4. US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, 2015.

Cihak, David F., et al. "Incorporating functional digital literacy skills as part of the curriculum for high school students with intellectual disability." Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities 50.2 (2015): 155.

Considine, David M., and Gail E. Haley. Visual Messages: Integrating Imagery into Instruction. A Teacher Resource for Media and Visual Literacy. Teacher Ideas Press, a Division of Libraries Unlimited, Inc., PO Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633, 1992.

Fransecky, Roger B., and John L. Debes. "Visual Literacy: A Way to Learn--A Way to Teach." (1972).

Hassett, Dawnene D. "Visual Language, Visual Literacy: Education à la Modes." Visual Research Methods in Educational Research. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016. 133-149.

Li, Huifang, and Qi Wang. "Research on the Integration and Performance of Emotion Concept in Visual Communication Design." (2016).

Ma, Yan. "Constructing and Reading Visual Information: Visual Literacy for Library and Information Science Education." Journal of Visual Literacy 34.2 (2015): 1-22.

Moriarty, Sandra E., and Keith Kenney. "Taxonomy of visual communication and a bibliography." International Visual Literacy Association (2015).

Stankiewicz, Mary Ann. "Notions of technology and visual literacy." Studies in art education 46.1 (2004): 88-91.



Dr. Wesley Fryer, Casady School

Dr. Wesley Fryer is the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. As a teacher, author, speaker, EdCamp organizer, and digital storyteller, Wes supports innovation, creativity, STEM, and engaged learning in schools.

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