This has overall been my favorite CoETaIL course to date. I have been interested in visual literacy and practice and teach this to students. I have read Garr Reynolds blog for years and taught students Presentation Zen for three or fours years. Creating a zen-style presentation was easy because I practice this when I make presentations for students or teachers (here is a recent example for grade 6 students on haiku).
Also, I really like how the Pecha Kucha challenged me to present lots of information in under seven minutes. I will definitely be bring Pecha Kucha into my classroom in the future. I might bend the rules a bit depending on the projects. 6 minutes and 40 seconds is too long for certain projects but the style will definitely be modeled. I think teaching CRAP is essential to teaching design layout and would fit well for a persuasive presentation on a given topic in humanities.
After reading, Becoming Screen Literate I was reminded of a little over ten years ago and trying to get decent video editing software to create a movie. I remember intentionally planning out scenes to string together so I would have to edit because it was extremely complicated and expensive. In recent years as Becoming Screen Literate points out cameras and editing software are cheaper and easier to use. Most people I know have a camera on their phone they could record video with and with iMovie on iPhone we can now make quick edits and instantly post our home movies.
Overall, digital literacy is so engrained in everything we do these days. This course has provided a more in-depth lens to grow and develop.