We live in a high-tech, multimedia world, and it's documented that many young people respond constructively to graphic communication, yet most of our classroom activities still only emphasize text communication. Even inquiry-based approaches to learning often stress writing lists of answers, reading texts, and writing papers. The potential of graphic inquiry in teaching and learning warrants greater exploration at all age levels.
||Librarian's Instructional Role/Inquiry Learning and Process, K-12
This full-color book provides a practical approach to incorporating graphic inquiry across the curriculum for school library media specialists, technology coordinators, and classroom teachers.
It's new. It's graphic. And it is the first of its kind. Designed to bridge theory and actual practice, Graphic Inquiry contains applications for new and practicing educators and librarians that can truly bring classroom learning into the 21st century. This visually rich book provides numerous, standards-based inquiry activities and projects that incorporate traditional materials as well as emerging social and collaborative technologies.
This full-color book provides real-world strategies for integrating graphic inquiry across the curriculum and is specifically designed to help today's educators identify tools and techniques for using graphic inquiry with their students. Although research is cited and references are provided, lengthy text passages are avoided in favor of practical, visual examples rooted in best practice and presented in graphic format. Readers will view this book as a quick reference to timely, realistic activities and approaches as compared to a traditional textbook.
- Dozens of references and virtual links to associated resources
- Author Info
- Table of Contents
Section 1: Graphic Literacy, Fluency, Inquiry, and Life-long Learning
Graphic and Life-long Learning
Section 2: Types of Graphics
Charts and Graphs
Section 3: SCORE IT! Standards and Deep Thinking
Section 4: Skills and Strategies
Reading and Comprehending Graphics
Analyzing and Interpreting Graphics
Using and Applying Graphics
Designing and Creating Graphics
Section 5: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Individual Differences
Primary Sources in Learning
Data Collection and Use in Learning
Photos in Learning
Maps in Learning
Info Graphics and Organizers in Learning
Comics in Learning
Literature and Visual Thinking
Section 6: Graphic Inquiry and the 21st Century Learner
Section 7: Learning through Graphic Inquiry
Graphics and Object-based Inquiry
Graphics and Place-based Learning
Community, Collaboration, and Authentic Learning
Inquiry, Innovation, and Illuminated Term Papers
Issues in Graphic Inquiry
"This book is full of information, tips, and ideas for using graphics (charts, graphic organizers, photos, diagrams, graphs) to teach and present. . . . This professional resource will prove to be helpful when collaborating with teachers and creating lessons that align with Common Core Standards."
"Authored by two professors of education and library science and former library media specialists, this work is filled with examples and ideas to implement across the curriculum. Presented in a graphic manner, with colorful images and glossy paper, this book is an example of nontraditional presentation of materials, which is apropos to the content. . . . The content is very valuable, drawing on research and experience, tying the practical and the theoretical together seamlessly."
"The book is fun! You will absorb content quickly and find new ways to bring graphics into your teaching and student learning."
"This is an amazing book! These two scholars have built a fresh approach to the use of the graphic arts to teach an inquiry method of learning through pictorial representations. This book is an important contribution to what we would usually term as information literacy but in another dimension. . . . This is simply the best book on using visuals in education we have seen. Well-done, practical, useful, creative, thoughtful, and filled with possibility for great new advances in teaching and learning—those are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind. This is the best of the crop we have seen in a long time. Congratulations to the authors, and a well-deserved must-read, must-own, must-use recommendation from this reviewer."