Opinion students benefit from visuals

Opinions students realize that they must visually connect with their readers in addition to writing captivating opinions pieces.  For this reason, students sat down in class today to learn websites such as Storify and Infogram in order to incorporate a visual compilation of multi-media as well as graphics to aid in their storytelling.

“High school students are very visual in terms of how they gather their information so tools like Storify and Infogram help students tell stories compellingly but also with a visual component,” instructor Rod Satterthwaite said. “This makes for a better story.”

Opinions students are eager to learn these new techniques and the unexpected lessons that come along with them. Kya Johnson of Oakland Early College is experiencing something completely different than what she first imagined when signing up for the Opinions Coverage course at MIPA. Although the importance of the online aspect of opinions writing came as a surprise, it was a positive surprise for her.

“I like sharing my opinions by using the Internet; it’s a great way to express myself,” Johnson said.

Rod Satterthwaite aids student Kalyn Hunt in Pictogram, a website which creates pictographs. Opinions student learn the importance of visual aids as an accompaniment to their pieces.

Rod Satterthwaite aids student Kalyn Hunt in Pictogram, a website which creates pictographs. Opinions students learn the importance of visual aids as an accompaniment to their pieces.

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