Live Oak’s Instructional Technology Specialist, Jesse Sosa, has been training students and staff members on some basic photo editing skills.
“I am hoping that training the teachers and students at Live Oak in photo editing will help add new layers of depth in how they integrate technology into their curriculum and learning. I, personally, am a visual thinker. So I hope these skills will help engage students and enrich their learning experiences”, Sosa said.
“Visual thinking is a learning style where the learner better understands and retains information when ideas, words and concepts are associated with images. Research tells us that the majority of students in a regular classroom need to see information in order to learn it. Some common visual learning strategies include creating graphic organizers, diagramming, mind mapping, outlining and more…Visual thinking and learning utilize graphical ways of working with ideas and presenting information. Research in both educational theory and cognitive psychology tells us that visual learning is among the very best methods for teaching students of all ages how to think and how to learn.”*
Some of the skills they have learned so far are: adjusting saturation and hue levels to bring focus on an object, and overlaying images into other images.
*”What is Visual Thinking and Learning? – Topic Overview.” Inspiration, http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning.