Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Erica Gardner

Second Advisor

Erica Gardner

Third Advisor

Bonnie Tensen


Over the past 25 years, the way people communicate with one another and others around the world has become less focused on text and more focused on visual imagery. This shift in language makes it increasingly difficult to communicate with students who have been raised in this digital world. Teachers need to have the tools to teach visual literacy techniques, good image resources available to them, and be able to create rich images that improve content comprehension in the classroom. This product, in the form of an interactive website, will empower teachers to understand the impact of visual literacy on learning, provide tools and resources for creating useful visuals, and will provide best-practices for teachers to create effective tools.


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