Graphic/Visual Experimenting

This week I decided to experiment a little bit with graphic and visual aids. I am a very visual learner, so I thought that this would be a really fun thing to try out. Visual and graphic aids can be beneficial in many different scenarios and environments, and can virtually be customized towards anything you want them to be. Β The visual aid that I decided to create was a daily planner page on Canvas. I researched many different sites that allowed you to create visuals and graphics, but this one seemed to be the one that would be the easiest to navigate, and more cost effective (I used all free templates). I decided to create a daily planner page because I am very reliant on my personal planner. It is something that I have with me all of the time, and helps keep track of my very busy schedule! When I started to create my page, there were helpful tips and guidelines that showed me where to go and how to get started. I chose a layout, background, and theme. Once those were set up, I decided on a text font and started adding elements such as a to do list and urgent list, notes, and goals. There were so many options, it took me a lot longer than I expected to customize it! Here is the link to my planner page:Β Canvas

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PhotoCC: mamachu0330

I really loved all of the different options that were available for free to use, while also being pretty easy to navigate around. I feel that the most user friendly websites will for sure become the most successful. Something that excites me about experimenting with graphic and visual aids, is how I will be able to use them in my future classroom. Although there will be students that will not benefit from visual aids, I feel that learning how to make use of them will still be beneficial to many. I think it would be a fun idea to have my students create their own poster, card, or other visual aid on a website, such as Canvas, because it would be a way to express their creativity and individuality. It is also a good way to in cooperate technology into your classroom.

While researching and learning about ways to in cooperate visual aids in the classroom is great, it is also still important to remember to be just as educated in auditory learning as well. Every student is different, and the more ways you learn how to teach and the more resources you are able to use, the higher your confidence will be teaching in the classroom. Here is a Ted Talk that I wanted to share that shows how to teach visual and auditory learning.

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16 thoughts on “Graphic/Visual Experimenting

  1. barnardeducationblog says:

    I love that fact that you incorporated some students are visual learners. The TEDx video was the icing on the cake as well. These two websites are awesome for creating very detailed and professional visuals to use in the classroom. Very well written!

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  2. ryanlmosier says:

    User friendliness is something that will allow different websites for info graphic creators to flourish. I liked how your visual had all kinds of colors and it was sparkly. The more pop something like this has, the better our students are going to respond to it.

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  3. mollyecarrollblog says:

    I think your planner page turned out nicely. I think that this would be a fun project to use in a digital design class, or even to create history posters. I also think it’s great that most of the templates were free because this provides more opportunity for students to make different projects. I only wish that my planner making skills were as good as your CC picture.

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  4. littlebrainfood says:

    Haley,
    Visual learning is the way I learn best and I think that is why I enjoyed doing this blog. It was an assignment that was all visual and could be great for my visual learners in a classroom someday. I didnt even see the planner template when I was exploring Canva so that is a great tool to know for when I go back again. Your planner sheet turned out great too! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  5. blogwithkel says:

    I loved the idea of creating a personal planner. I think you did a great job covering the basics of the site and advertising it in a way that we can use it in our classrooms. Thanks for sharing!
    -Kelly

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  6. vmfank says:

    Great job on your planner! Planners are great! Students should use them all the time. By establishing goals and writing down the to-dos, students will be able to better organize their time. The TED Talk video was helpful too. I agree teachers can better meet the needs of their students if they are able to teach to all learning needs in their classroom.

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  7. Alyssa says:

    Haley, Canva is a great tool to use because it can be used to make nice, polished and professional looking photos and presentations that we might not be able to make otherwise. I’m glad to see you liked it and that you see the value of using it in thr classroom. I predict that canva will become a classroom staple for many educators!

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