This is not the first lesson around design that I have done with my students, but our Haiku project has brought to the surface the need to remind and re-teach some basic Design Principles when it comes to merging text (in this case, poems) and images, via Google Slides.
This presentation is what I shared yesterday in class and used as a talking point as students got down to work. I tried to integrate three hints for them to use to make their project more design-friendly. Too many of my young digital poets find busy images to use or bury their text into the slide or don’t consider color combinations.
I want them to see the work as art, as much as writing. Design comes into play with that lens.
Peace (in the mess),
The principles of layout and design are a challenge at every level. It serves your students well that you introduce these ideas early enough that they have a chance to practice before “needing” the skill.
Thanks, as always, for sharing beyond the classroom walls.
Thank you for commenting here, there, and other places, on this, and for showing what good design can do.