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Principles of Design Resource

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This resource is a interactive Power Point for use in the High School Art classroom.  It should be used to supplement the Art curriculum and enhance your teachings on The Principles of Design.  It teaches students about the various Principles and quizzes them on their knowledge.In order to properly view/use the Power Point you must at least have version 2010, or else the audio will not work correctly.  Also, it is a large file and may take a moment to download.
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Material Type: Quiz/Test
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 29, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 08, 2012
Submitter: Lisa Joseph
Keywords: Principles of Design, Art, Design


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Power Point 2010
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Bob Carl
4 years ago

Bob Carl (Student)

Great presentation on Design Principles! Tutorial was organized well and allowed the user to navigate the resources as needed. Narration was provided throughout the slide to help all learners grasp the material. Sound clips and colorful graphics help keep interest throughout the presentation.  Nice Job!  I would use this if I taught Art!

Technical Remarks:

I had trouble with the hyperlinks throughout the tutorial. I was using PowerPoint 2007 and there is notation that the presentation was designed in PowerPoint 2010 which may have caused the issues. I looked at the navigation numerous times and found that the presentation was set up correctly, so I am not sure what the issue was. A couple suggestions to help you technically… You might want to “Save As” an earlier version for those who might not have the latest release of MicroSoft Office. Depending on if your audience is all using a school lab with 2010, or if you have a sick student who wants to view it at home with a later version might make all of the difference. Another tip would be to disallow the user to navigate with “mouse clicks” and ONLY allow the user to navigate with your “buttons”. When the navigation did not work for me, PowerPoint obviously used the “mouse click” navigation which took me to the wrong slides.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

Avatar for Brian Jenks
4 years ago

Brian Jenks (Student)

I thought the content was great; with engaging concepts for the viewer and supportive, deductive information throughout.  The learning strategies were explained at the beginning and supported through each section. Content was provided in discernible chunks and I thought the quiz examples represented the material very well.  It was helpful to have linguistic and nonlinguistic representation, and I appreciated the extra learning content that was vocalized.

Technical Remarks:

1.  Navigation was clunky at times, and did not always display the correct slide; sometimes I answered a quiz correctly, clicked for the next section but instead got the "Wrong Answer" slide.  This was mainly with the forward arrow icon, although a couple of the "back" icons I also jumped to pages other than the previous slide.

2. I agree with the other reviewer comments on slide 2.  I can see where it is important to outline this information, but I would have preferred to view this as a link off the first (or some other) slide, instead of including it in the normal pathing. Slide 3 is also for the teacher's perspective, and should also be linked by a separate path/access.

3.  The Table of Contents was very nice, and all links there worked perfectly, as did the Home icon.

4.  I liked the use of colors and structure within this lesson, and it too was an example of good design.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes
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Avatar for Elise Fiechtner
4 years ago

Elise Fiechtner (Teacher (K-12))

I really like how well organized this resource was. The learning goals were very well laid out and were made explicit. In terms of the learning goals and objectives, I think maybe one page with those goals is sufficient. Too much could get confusing for students. One other element I am unsure of is where students would actually start the lesson. At the very beginning there is a page for teachers only, so would you start the kids at the very beginning or a few slides in? The narration did a great job of adding the auditory element to the information and fit within quality UDL principles. I also really loved the visual examples throughout. By having kids identify the elements in actual works of art, they were required to apply what they know about the design principle. Also, I thought the examples and explanation you provided before assessing them were very clear and helpful in showing the principle at work. I was having some trouble with some of the assessment questions. Even though I would answer them correctly the first time, I would be taken to the page as if I answered them incorrectly. I don’t know if the buttons were directed to the right pages. The wrap-up at the end was great. It tied in all the information presented in the lesson in a meaningful way.

Technical Remarks:

The technical aspects of this worked great.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes