Digital transition and steep learning curve
The process of my example to be used in the class room is simple and and also takes an approach on presentation as well as organizational windows. Which help guide the veiwer from component to component creating a heirarchery listing the windows according to an order of importance. The materials recovered from the research such as supporting images or links that can be added into the page. Followed by a biography some samples and information of their works in relation to the subject. As well as an interesting fact or other noted talent by the artist. Then your reflection where you post your thoughts on the research as well as the feelings created by the subject and the work in question. In that reflection is where you see if the student has grasped the concept and understanding of the subjects passion in his works and career. The work and research is always secondary the comprehension and ability to translate it back in their own words is the key.
Sample template and layout
Illustrated research layout
I selected Indesign and open to a blank canvas or art board as described. I started to develop a layout of rectangles and and one square for the dipictive image of the subject in question. Providing the white space for the viewers eyes to lead and give the components balance, also focus in on the information. I selected and image from the google pics through my google account of Picasso's work the Cubeism piece. Setting it in the square and using the arrow on the hinge points and dragging the image until fits the box proportionately while holding shift. I then lowered the opcaity to about 55 percent so I can super impose the text over the image. Which I controlled throuth the layers panel simply dropping layers and raising others above to be placed on top of another. I also choose a feather effect around the image to give a faded look to the square or rectangled components. The title rectangle is to insert a title that would fit your research making it your own. The window on the left of the image of the artist works is for his biography and life and times following his work and career in brief. It is then followed by a window to give some examples of his work 2 or 3 would do the trick and satisfy the readers. In the window benieith the prentation and introduction of the artist is a smaller rectangle on the bottom left corner showing some interesting facts or other talents of the artist. The final steps were to select every square and rectangle by holding down control by clicking on it then choosing effects, adding a feathering border to them for a blurred effect reducing lines and letting the white space sperate the boxes. Have the students view the sample and produced the layout of squares so they can fill with images and text blocks of supporting information for the subjects facts and history. There also have background prints in the dialog boxes with the text blocks of information. I simply located the fill color option and used design patterns from the color swatches panel. You can use color or background prints like a wall paper to super impose blocks of text. Which simply layering text over the images and lowering the images opacity for a clearer font sitting above (legibilty) the background image.
Creating a colorful classroom of diversty in educational tools
The image above is a sample from one of the first assignments in the course. It is of my son standing on the teachers desktop. Which is the ideal of the digital presentation and also being creative in his education. Basicly putting the students work right up front in their face standing out in a sea of students. Thus, making the work interesting sparking the instructors feelings in their students work.