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Using Visual Media Actively

by Jennifer Carson

Using Visual Media ActivelyVisual media is rapidly overtaking the written word in our society. There are a couple of main reasons for this, in my opinion. First, most people can visually scan a set of pictures faster than they can read a description of the photos. The second reason stems from the decreasing literacy rate in our country. Since homeschooling parents want their children to be strong readers, we tend to shy away from movies and visual media and to promote the written word through books and writing assignments. [Read more…]