Unit 3 Written Work: Communicating about Identities
"This is Me" with an Adobe Spark Graphic
Your mission for this discussion board is to create a graphic post using Adobe Spark that shares about one aspect of your identity. To get started with Adobe Spark, you should visit this following site: Welcome to Adobe Spark.
We’re a small team within Adobe that knows how hard it is to create visual content and stand out on social media. And we want to help everyone—from the smallest of businesses, to bloggers and social media marketers, to a new generation of students—communicate their ideas with impact, regardless of design experience or budget.
All KSU students have access to Adobe Spark; simply go to Adobe Spark and click on "log in." Use your KSU email address and create an account. Your projects will save here as you create.
For this assignment you will be creating a GRAPHIC (you will also see "Create a Page" and "Create a Video" as options). You should select an image that represents visually some aspect of your identity. You should also include your full name and seven words (or less) as description on the actual graphic. Below the graphic, add a line or two (in paragraph form) explaining why you wrote what you did. (After you get your graphic set just the way you want it, click "download" and save the .jpg to your desktop, for example. Then you can insert the graphic in our Chapter Three Discussion Board.)
For example, I am a communicator as a writer and instructor. Creating clear and sometimes visual messages is important to me. I made this "brand" example below to illustrate that fact. The quote is what I call my six-word memoir. It tells a story in six words. Basically, I wanted to write from a young age but was discouraged by bad teachers. I had no confidence, even when I was in a Master Writing program. Despite all that, I wrote for 45 years but never considered myself a "writer" until I was 50 and another teacher told me that I was a writer. Now, I have three published books and work on many other professional writing projects. Thus, I might create the following Adobe Spark graphic as a representation of me:
Don't forget that in order to earn the final 2 points, you should take the time to read and comment on others' postings. Comment on one other posting at a minimum, but feel free to comment on more than one of your classmates' posts. (Throughout the semester, you will always be graded on an initial post AND comment postings when the weekly assignment is a Discussion Board. These secondary postings are expected to be far briefer than the original, main post.)
All graphics should be posted to the discussion board, and please note that all posts will be viewed by your instructor and classmates (so bear that in mind in terms of appropriate content and self-disclosure). Additionally, your posts might be shared as exemplars in the School of Communication and Media's Adobe repository. If you do not wish to have your post shared with SOCM, you must state that in writing by emailing your professor. Otherwise, it will be assumed that you are willing to share your post for learning purposes.
For more information about the grading of this discussion board or all Unit work, please see the file "Grading of Online Unit Work (Discussion Boards and Assignments) in COM 1100" listed in the "Start Here" folder in this D2L course.
Specifics for this discussion post include:
This initial post is worth 8/10 points, so please make it worthwhile with a well-developed paragraph.
The final 2/10 points will be awarded to those of you who take time to read and comment on others' postings. Comment on one other posting at a minimum, but feel free to comment on more than one of your classmates' posts. (Throughout the semester, you will always be graded on an initial post AND comment postings when the weekly assignment is a Discussion Board. These secondary postings are expected to be far briefer (but still thoughtful) than the original, main post.)
If you choose this week as an option from the CHOICE BOARD, please post by Wednesday in order for others to see the graphic you have designed and have time to respond. Full credit is awarded to those who post by Wednesday.
(Please keep in mind that you will first need to start a new thread before you can read and reply to other threads.)