TELL ME WITH A GRAPHIC
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).
AGENDA AND RESOURCES
- Google Fonts – But go to more fonts in Drawings to access and use them
- Dafont and Font Squirrel are two places you can download fonts to use in non-Google software
- The 10 Commandments of Typography by visual.ly
- ColorZilla Chrome Extension for choosing colors in your browser
- Adobe Color and Colour Lovers for choosing color pallettes
- The 10 Commandments of Color Theory by visual.ly
- flaticon and Noun Project for inspiration with shapes
- “Design Secrets Revealed” by Keri-Lee Beasley – free in the iBooks Store
- CARP from Presentation Zen
- Heather’s graphic design resources
- Need inspiration? Look at Pinterest.
- See student created work here
Please share your creation on Padlet.
Open this Padlet, and add your name and Google Drawing.