Strand 1: Visual Studies More and more today, when we think about writing or composing, we think not only of written text on a page, but also of color, shape, and image on pages, screens, and other surfaces. This workshop will engage participants in not only thinking about visual choices in composing, but in crafting rich visual compositions. WE will experiment with working with text and images in slideshow presentations and web pages, with visual arguments and digital movies, and more. We will read about the ways in which other teachers and researchers understand the work visuals do in compositions, and we will reflect on our own practices in selecting and integrating
visuals in our compositions.

Fun links we'll use in our discussion:
Weezer - Pork and Beans
Internet Memes Return together with Weezer
Scary Mary Poppins
Total Eclipse of the Heart

Visual Thesaurus
Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoons
Photo Ethics
The Definitive Photoshop Timeline
Killing Us Softly 3 by Jean Kilbourne
Dawn fav links digital stories and more
Digital Storytelling
Copyright images and sound links

21 Things for the 21st Century Educator
Project Write
Project Write Struggling Writers

Content Expectations
K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations
English Language Arts Content Expectations
Common Core Standards

You will more than likely decide as you work on your poem or song that you want to explore different font faces
(beyond the “system” or default font faces already installed on your computer). There are a variety of sites online
that offer free font downloads; three favorites are:
Once you’ve found a font face you want to work with, you will have to download it, unzip it, and install it.

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