For my final project in my visual literacy class I produced a website that summarizes my beliefs about the importance of visual literacy, projects ideas, and resources for implementation.
I’ve never used InDesign before, so it was a challenge to align everything just so and learning how to color things was really non intuitive, but I watched some tutorials and figured it out 🙂
More projects from my visual literacy class. This week we needed to redesign a website. I chose to redesign the page of my favorite bookstore, using responsive elements and a flat design philosophy. My classmates are going to pick apart this mock up, so we’ll see what it looks like after review 🙂
Current website (visit here):
Some photos I took last semester that speak to me about education and its larger social goals.
A small lecture I put together for a 7th grade world history class. I was trying to give them some background knowledge before turning them loose on an independent project.
It’s commencement season, which is the perfect time to rewatch David Foster Wallace’s speech at Kenyon in 2005, arguably the greatest graduation speech ever given:
A 15,000 word tour-de-force article that conveys how Black Americans’ wealth was systematically stolen from them by the government through slavery, Jim Crow, separate-but-equal, and until as late as the 1960s through discriminatory housing policies, how it affects Black communities today, and why we as a country need to come to terms with this past.
The Summer 2014 issue of Independent School magazine has 2 articles on this topic, which are sadly not yet online. One is about how to teach white students to engage in constructive conversations about race and racism. The other is a case study of a high school class that examined contemporary racism in America.
Further thoughts to consider:
-How the current climate of unequal wealth distribution greater than any in our country’s history possibly creates resistance to the idea that racism is still an ongoing systemic problem.
-Mass incarceration of Black Americans via the War on Drugs is the current leading cause of the destruction of Black communities.