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TTU: Show and Tell - More Visual Presentations

Presented at Texas Tech University, September 25, 2015

Derek Bruff

on 22 March 2018

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Transcript of TTU: Show and Tell - More Visual Presentations

"Still Don't Like You Being Close," Saskia Jansen, Flickr (CC)
"When the right visuals and words are used together, they create a third kind of experience, one that operates by unifying mind and emotion. That's why advertising works, or drama, or film—or the best presentations."

--Nancy Duarte, http://is.gd/dk0ByS
“Slides are slides. Documents are documents. They aren’t the same thing. Attempts to merge them result in what I call the ‘slideument.’”

-- Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen
"Paraguay," NASA Goddard, Flickr (CC)
Cognitive Load
Dual Coding
Classic Children's Stories - Posters by Christian Jackson - http://is.gd/2quIWD
Visual metaphors help us understand and remember.
Show and Tell:
More Visual Presentations

Derek Bruff
Vanderbilt University
derekbruff.org / @derekbruff

"Luminous Idea," Tiago Daniel, Flickr (CC)
Key Principles
Assertion Evidence
Visual Analysis
Image as Metaphor
The Big Picture
Show students the relationships among ideas.
"Macro," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Where to find images?
Source: http://is.gd/Iixc9I
More Examples: http://is.gd/xWDwLL
Above slides by Michael Alley, http://is.gd/6BtwW1.
"london men in hats," la fattina, Flickr (CC)
"touch-up," Katie Harris, Flickr (CC)
There are no such things as learning styles.
Different content benefits from different teaching modalities.
For the research, see "Teaching at Its Best" by Linda Nilson, Chapter 26.
*Not everyone, of course, since some learners have visual impairments.
People learn better when multiple modalities are used.
Visual thinking tools help everyone.*
"Square Peg, Round Hole," Yoel Ben-Avraham, Flickr (CC)
"Come Feel the Illinoise," Paul Mayne, Flickr (CC)
Don't do this.
PowerPoint Makeovers
Emily Bigelow's Story: http://is.gd/M4aJyz
Group work!
Think of a concept your students find challenging.
Go to flickr.com and search for an image that could serve as a visual metaphor for the concept.
Be sure to switch from "Any license" to "All creative commons."
Share your image by posting it to
Bubble Charts
Derek's Story: http://derekbruff.org/?p=1894
Source: http://is.gd/DC83kA
Sentence Diagrams
Source: http://is.gd/FEjHUz
Fishbone Diagrams
Courtesy David Laird, Vanderbilt Univ.
David Jaffee's Story: http://is.gd/osf3ix
Visual Sources
Source: http://is.gd/FeCMqp
Roman Mars on Flags: http://is.gd/NXrGUM
Visual Design
Students need practice and feedback to develop skills.
"Little Shredder," clappstar, Flickr (CC)
ACLU/ProPublica: http://is.gd/hbC1be
Coordinate Axes
Concept Maps
Robert Talbert: http://is.gd/SBM4ep
Debate Maps
This Map: http://is.gd/n1PRRj
More on Debate Maps: http://is.gd/lBPjUu
"Stop for Directions," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Derek's Story: http://derekbruff.org/?p=3032
Concept Maps in the Humanities: http://is.gd/d4SPaW
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