Monday, December 29, 2008
So Much To Do - The Importance of Visuals
While it may not always be apparent, visual data plays an important part in any presentation for a seeing audience. This is especially true when presenting boring educational concepts to children. This fact was internally reinforced when I created this to-do list. So far I have emailed my Grand-dad, called people, and eaten clean (Panera's Sierra Turkey). But the rest I have yet to accomplish. I think that having a visual representation of tasks in need of completion, for me anyway, makes the task itself a little less appalling. Technically, this realization counts as learning. So now I can scratch another off of my list. I think I'll color them as I finish.
I think I'll begin construction of a visual sheet that the kids can use to track their science fair project progress. This will help them to see exactly what they still need to complete, and it'll also give my teammates and I a quick-glance visual that we can use to see who needs to do what. Not bad for a day off from work.