Visual Literacy and Student Development as Digital Citizens
It is important to talk to my students and teach my students about how to become visually literate in this world of digital photography and manipulation. It starts with teaching them about what is ethical or not ethical. It is also about teaching them about what is fiction or fact when portraying digital images.
I discuss visually literacy and ethics by showing my students resources, such as the resources suggested on the Adobe Education Exchange. I then let them practice digital manipulation for themselves.
The steps that I use are usually: introduce by showing, lecture, practice real projects, and review and reflect.