Big idea: icons are everywhere in society.From road signs to branding, theycommunicate a lot of information in very littletime, in a single, simple picture.Driving Question: how can learning beenhanced through the use of icons tocommunicate information and activity?
the task1. The task is to produce an icon that you can use in your courses to reduce the verbal clutter on a page2. Marking criteria a. the nature of the object that is the icon has to be obvious b. has to be a .jpg or .pdf file c. has to look simple d. the meaning of the icon has to be easily derived from the icon
structure and timeline of activities research 10 minutes - what makes a good icon? user comprehension, design guidelines, insights on design examples 10 minutes - browse www.thenounproject.com for ideasindividual orgroup activity 15 minutes - create - draw it - photo critique 5 minutes - upload draft to shared workspace: email to firstname.lastname@example.org activity 5 minutes - critique - say one nice thing and one interesting, one surprise and one challengefinalise your icon 10 minutes - following the draft critique finalise your icon
presentation and feedbackwhat instructions or resources might have made this a better task?who loved it? who hated it?who can empathise with students on their experience in this task?