Ch 37: NES Middle Grades ELA: Visual Aids in Communication

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The online video lessons in this chapter focus on visual design and the use of visual aids in communication. Expand your knowledge of this area before you take the NES Middle Grades ELA examination for teacher certification.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Visual Aids in Communication - Chapter Summary

Use the online video lessons in this chapter to explore the use of visual aids in various forms of communication, including presentations and speeches. Some of the animated lessons examine the use of PowerPoint for visuals during business presentations while others discuss the ethical considerations of visuals in the workplace. The more you study these and other topics, the better-prepared you could be for related questions on the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. This chapter might provide assistance with:

  • Interpreting the messages that visual media convey and understanding the factors that affect interpretation
  • Exploring key tips for visually designing a message
  • Understanding the ethical considerations and guidelines regarding the use of visuals
  • Observing copyright laws
  • Discovering the role of visuals in communication
  • Describing different types of visual aids for public speaking
  • Comparing textual and visual graphics
  • Developing a presentation that caters to an audience
  • Exploring the pros and cons of using technology to help deliver presentations
  • Discovering how to set the tone, proof and finalize a PowerPoint presentation

Fine tune your knowledge of visual aids in communication through these tutorial videos, which are each about ten minutes long. Access the lessons online around the clock and focus on the areas you need to study the most. Beyond watching the entertaining video lessons, you can also look to the reflective written transcripts for guidance. Ask questions of the instructors interactively, print out your quiz results for use as extra study tools and check out similar courses by clicking the appropriate tab.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Visual Aids in Communication - Chapter Summary

There are 150 questions on the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. As a certification candidate, you'll have up to three hours to answer all questions on the computer-administered examination. This chapter's topics correspond with some of the questions on the examination's Oral and Visual Communication content domain. This is the fifth and last of the content domains, and it's the equivalent of approximately 14% of the assessment. In part, you'll be required to explain how visual aids can be effectively incorporated into oral presentations.

11 Lessons in Chapter 37: NES Middle Grades ELA: Visual Aids in Communication
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Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

1. 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.

Visual Design of Your Message: Consistency, Balance, Restraint & Detail

2. Visual Design of Your Message: Consistency, Balance, Restraint & Detail

The visual design of your message is critical to the successful delivery of your ideas. Consistency, balance, restraint and detail are the four key areas that need to be addressed to allow a professional impression of your work.

Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication

3. Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication

There are important ethical considerations when using visuals in workplace communication. This lesson covers specific guidelines that individuals can follow to ensure that the visual message is an appropriate representation of the truth.

What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

4. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.

The Role of Visuals in Communication

5. 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.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

6. 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.

Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

7. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.

Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

8. Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

A presenter has to be able to develop an audience-centered presentation to target the wants, needs, motivations and characteristics of the attendees in order for the message to be delivered appropriately.

Using Technology to Deliver a Presentation: Pros, Cons & Strategies

9. Using Technology to Deliver a Presentation: Pros, Cons & Strategies

In today's wired world, there are many different technology strategies companies can use to deliver a message effectively, from simple slide presentations to live videos. This lesson covers the basics of several popular technologies and addresses the pros and cons of each.

How to Set the Tone for Your PowerPoint Presentation

10. How to Set the Tone for Your PowerPoint Presentation

The tone of a speech has a lot to do with how the audience feels when you speak. In this lesson, we will discuss best practices when creating your slides and setting the tone for your presentation.

How to Proof and Finalize Your PowerPoint Presentation

11. How to Proof and Finalize Your PowerPoint Presentation

Proofreading your slides is key to making sure you produce a quality presentation. This lesson will cover PowerPoint proofing features, steps to customizing how PowerPoint checks your text and how to add a Mark as Final status to your presentation.

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