Why are surgeons, FBI agents, and police officers signing up for art appreciation classes? They’ve learned that analyzing images helps them find hidden clues in their work. The same opportunity exists to sharpen our students’ visual thinking skills and help them become better critical thinkers and problem solvers through the power of images. This session will provide practical strategies and digital tools for using images with classes of all grade levels and content areas to help students become more active observers of the world around them. Activities will center on three areas of working with images in the classroom: finding quality images, accessing online editing tools, and using images and visual cues to promote higher-level thinking.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to find interesting images and strategies to use those images in their classrooms.