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Ch 37: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Using Media to Communicate

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The lessons in this chapter can help you study for questions on the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam about the effectiveness of visual communications and various forms of presentations. You could encounter questions on these topics within the Oral and Visual Communication domain area of the test.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Using Media to Communicate - Chapter Summary

During your studies for the NMTA Middle Grades ELA exam, you can use this chapter to study the usefulness of visuals and other forms of presentations in communication. Follow along with our expert instructors in these mobile device compatible lesson videos to review:

  • Types and roles of visuals in communications
  • Difference between textual graphics and visual graphics
  • Audience-centered presentations
  • Design elements of visual communications
  • Communicating meaning with visual media and factors that influence their interpretation
  • Ethical considerations when using visuals
  • Strategies for using technology to deliver presentations
  • Designing PowerPoint presentations

If at any time you find a topic that confuses you, send your questions to our instructors for clarification so that you can master the material presented in these lessons. Test your mastery of these lessons by completing the corresponding quizzes. Then use the results from these assessments to find topics that you haven't mastered.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Using Media to Communicate Chapter Objectives

The objective of the NMAT Middle Grades English Language Arts exam is to measure prospective middle-grades English teachers' understanding of the English language arts before they are granted certification. This computer-based exam includes a series of 150 multiple-choice questions administered in a 180-minute testing session. Of the topics covered by this exam, 14% of the material are part of the oral and visual communication domain. This chapter has been assembled to help you review for potential questions about the uses of visuals in communication and different types of oral presentations that you could find in this section.

11 Lessons in Chapter 37: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Using Media to Communicate
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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.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

6. 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.

Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication

7. 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

8. 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.

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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