Visual Communication: 16

    What is writing?

    Pretend that you've just met an alien from another planet. Describe to him/her what writing is.

    The Pager Alphabet

    Back in the day ("when I was young, I'm not a kid anymore...") before everyone and their brother had cell phones, teenagers longed for a way to communicate with each other in a way that would elude the parental units. So we did what any "rational" person would do, we bought pagers. What developed could probably be considered a precursor to texting.


    A GLOG is a Graphic-Blog. At glogster.com you can create visual posters. Glogging becomes a way to write using pictures, text, graphics, and multi-media.


    A VLOG is a visual blog. Instead of doing our daily writing in a journal, we created mini-vlogs to let others know what was on our minds.


    [man-truh, mahn-, muhn-]

    1. Hinduism - a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as an incantation.
    2. an often repeated word, formula, or phrase

    Word Cloud

    Word Clouds (such as WORDLE) are visualizations of text. Sometimes the words form recognizable shapes and at other times they just show words in a pleasing format. The size of the words usually indicate that the word is used more often (or is more important) than other words.


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