Tell Me With a Graphic
Visual Literacy Skills for Students and Teachers
We often ask students to communicate their learning visually, but we don’t always provide them with the graphic design tools they need to create an effective message. In this workshop we’ll explore Google Drawings as a tool to create graphics while learning basic visual literacy and graphic design skills (color, font, shape, and CARP) good for administrators, teachers, and students alike. Bring a favorite quote and you’ll create a graphic you can share on social media or print for your classroom. Join me on my mission to eradicate bad design. You’ll need a laptop to use the full functionality of Google Drawings. Feel free to use another drawing tool you are comfortable with as well (Pages, Keynote, Adobe software).
Google Fonts – But go to "More Fonts" in Drawings to access and use them
The 10 Commandments of Typography by visual.ly
ColorZilla Chrome Extension for choosing colors in your browser
The 10 Commandments of Color Theory by visual.ly
Try AutoDraw to convert your quick drawing to a beautiful icon
“Design Secrets Revealed” by Keri-Lee Beasley – free in the iBooks Store
Need inspiration? Look at Pinterest.
Please share your creation on Padlet.
Open this Padlet, and add your name and Google Drawing.
This rubric is a work in progress to help teachers assess design work. Click image to open. Feel free to make your own copy and modify for your students.