Each month Alex teaches, she challenges students to take a bulleted slide and revise it to a set of bullet-free visual stories. I previously blogged about that here.
This month, I decided to try my hand at a few new images/strategies. In working with one student, who wanted to display the idea, “Cats are the most popular pet” by showing an image of the earth and a pie chart, I came up with the idea of making the earth itself the pie chart. Since Cody Higgins had already chosen to create this for his slide slam, I decided to go with a different option. However, just as an exercise, I chose to recreate Cody’s excellent slide using the percentage of households that own cats and households that own dogs.
The students also work on creating grids; the last slide, just for fun is a ninja grid.
Try a 10 or 20 minute tweak challenge to brush up or practice those design skills. Design is a skill that must be cultivated daily. Grow your design!