Thursday, August 18, 2011

Literacy, Numeracy and Graphicacy

Sometimes it's the simple thing that brings an idea to life. Check out this video presentation Tommy McCall gave at the TEDx East conference in May 2011 on Literacy, Numeracy and Graphicacy. He founded and operates the data visualization agency in New York City called McCall sees himself as a producer, designer and data editor. In all these roles, he believes he “must understand the information, question its veracity, and convey its core message.” This is exactly what we want our students to do and is at the core of information literacy. For McCall, “graphicacy, the ability to communicate visually, will be an important skill set for future generations, just as literacy and numeracy are today.” It is clear, concise and worth the watch.

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