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Amy Jo Southworth Visual Rhetoric Presentations (Please seek permission before using or modifying presentations)
Visual Rhetoric SSLMA.pptx
Common Core Visual Literacy Standards Mention k-12
NoodleTools Visual Literacy Presentation
Primary Source Nexus
National Association for Media Literacy
Handout: Media Literacy Questions
The Visual Literacy Project
CRAP Way to Improve
ISTE Visual Literacy Teaching Guide
Teaching with Objects and Photographs Supporting and Enhancing Your Curriculum
Visual Literacy Wiki
Visual Literacy Toolbox: University of Maryland
OWL Visual Rhetoric
Joyce Valenza Great libguide
OWL Purdue Slide Show
Dragontape - Create Video Mixes
TubeChop: Chop a Section from a YouTube Video
Splicd: Edit YouTube Video length
interactive photo lesson
9-11 Photo Journalism
Visual Rhetoric and Persuasion
Visual Argument Projects
NY Times lesson
Published by Hot Butter Studio
Kathy Shrock Infographics
WebDesigner: Designing Quality Infographics
10 Tips for designing Infographics
The Anatomy of an Infographic
NY Times Teaching With Infographics
Teachers First Infographics Resources
Infographics as an Infolit Product
InfoStudies PowerPoint Tips!
You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee
Jesse Desjardins - @jessedee
The "Do My Slides Suck" Test
1) Do your slides contain mostly bullet points?
2) Do you have more than 12-15 words on a slide?
3) Do your slides add little or no new info beyond what you can say in words?
4) Are your slides, in fact,
5) Are your slides emotionally empty?
6) Do your slides fail to encourage a deeper connection to or understanding of the topic?
7) Do your slides distort the data? (That's a whooooole different thing I'm not addressing now)
8) Do your slides encourage cognitive weakness? (refer to Tufte)
A "Yes" to
of those could be a huge red flag that something's wrong.
If you're still committed to slides, or if you're certain you need them, here's my favorite overall recommendation:
Put each slide on trial for its life. Ask it to defend itself.
Show no mercy.
Make it beg, make it plead, make it sell itself.
If it doesn't convince you, kill it. And if there aren't enough left to justify using slides,
just say no.
Garr Reynolds Article
Top 10 Design Tips
What are the significant elements (i.e. people/groups) within the image? Strong images have multiple sections. Determine the various sections within the image.
What is missing from the image? Oftentimes when a person makes a prediction about how the text (or in this case images) could be altered, the person comes away with a greater understanding of what the image is actually conveying. What is missing from this image and why? How would the inclusion of this aspect alter the meaning of the image?
What emotion is derived from the image (either from the elements within the images or from your own response as a viewer of the image)? Did the artist intentionally try to draw out this emotion? How does it affect the viewing of the image? How does it alter your interpretation of the image?
What argument is being made in the image? (Hint: even the barest images can still be providing a striking argument). This will be a step beyond subject matter. What is the artist arguing about the subject matter?
How do the different elements (people/groups/setting) play off of one another? Closely examine the various significant elements interact with one another. How are they related? In what way? What does it signify about the argument?
What is the subject matter of the image? The more specific you are the better. Avoid the literal or generic. Consider what is really at stake in the image.
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