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Ch 20: AEPA ELA: Using Media Sources Effectively

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The AEPAs are used to evaluate the qualifications of those who want to teach in Arizona. Watch these lessons to call to mind your memories about the uses for different media sources. Bone up for the AEPA ELA Test by memorizing communications terms.

AEPA ELA: Using Media Sources Effectively - Chapter Summary

Glance through this chapter and get reacquainted with how different media sources are used in presentations and reports. To be prepared for questions about visual and oral communication on the AEPA English Language Arts (ELA) Test, carefully review the following major topics:

  • The impact of visual aids on communication
  • Visual media's influence on audiences
  • Elements that contribute to how visual images are interpreted
  • Bias and perception
  • The needs of listeners
  • Adapting to audiences
  • Public speaking guidelines for incorporating visual aids
  • Identifying credible and worthy sources
  • Source citation rules for speeches

Since language arts teachers require knowledge from several disciplines, your skills in the communication field may be limited, which might make you nervous about the visual and oral communication section of the AEPA ELA Test. Luckily, no matter how much or how little you know about this field, our test-prep materials can get you up to speed so that you have all the important terms fresh in your mind. After you choose to work on this chapter, go ahead and watch the videos in order. Or, you can scroll through the lesson menu to find the topics you want to review. As you watch the videos, you may notice that there is a timeline feature. By clicking on this feature, you can jump to different parts of the lesson. This allows you to pinpoint the exact areas you need to review.

AEPA ELA: Using Media Sources Effectively Objectives

Obtaining a language arts educator's license in Arizona is a multi-step process, and one of those steps includes earning a passing score on the AEPA ELA Test. The objective of using this expansive assessment, which includes five content domains, is to verify whether teachers have a well-rounded understanding of the field. These lessons will reacquaint you with the uses of different media sources. Upon mastering this chapter, you should be more skilled at identifying how media sources can be used to manipulate and educate audiences, or present facts to audiences through visual graphics. These concepts are part of the test's visual and oral communication content domain, and correct answers given for this domain can equal out to 12% of your final score.

10 Lessons in Chapter 20: AEPA ELA: Using Media Sources Effectively
The Role of Visuals in Communication

1. The Role of Visuals in Communication

Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.

Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

2. Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

Have you ever wondered why two people can experience the same event, but give two different accounts of what happened? In this lesson, you will learn about how perception and bias play a role in how we interpret our world.

Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

3. Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

This lesson explores how pictures, paintings, and photographs communicate meaning. We will discover the principles of visual literacy and look at how we use our personal experience and knowledge when looking at visual images.

Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs

4. Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs

The best way a speaker can ensure that his message is communicated effectively is to consider his audience and their biases and beliefs. Getting to know and understand the audience will help to create a speech that carries meaning.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

5. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.

Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

6. Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

Giving a speech can be nerve-wracking, and it might seem easy to just skip the visual aids. In this lesson, we'll discuss why that's a bad idea, why visual aids are important, and what elements make a great visual aid.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

7. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

8. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech

9. Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech

Citing sources while researching for a speech is an important, yet overlooked skill. This skill can help you develop your speech and avoid plagiarism. Learn the tips and tricks for citing sources and researching in this lesson!

Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech

10. Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech

Sometimes it can be confusing knowing when and how to cite sources during a speech, especially when using a visual aid like PowerPoint. This lesson has some tips and tricks to help you!

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