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  1. Jun 2023
    1. we can see true safe spaces for what they are: a place for marginalized communities to be free of “discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm

      This is a more inclusive definition that concerns marginalized communities.

    2. A definition of the term "Safe Space". This definition is an interpretation of a student.

  2. Apr 2023
    1. Animating text

      Animating your text gives you more control over your audience's attention. You can easily move around graphics, but if the moving object is text you want your audience to read, they will follow along to gather the information within the text. It is important not too move your text around too much as this can also be a double edged sword.

    2. reinforcing audio

      Audio(music and sounds) within a video presentation is a tool that can help you engage more with your audience, unfortunately it is a double edged sword. There are times when the audio can fail or be delayed, which can throw off the rhythm of your presentation as well as your confidence. Using audio for edited videos gives the user more control as they can edit the audio to their liking.

    3. Much of their success can be attributed to their ability to keep viewers’ attention

      Very important, most viewers on social platforms are Goldfish Brains. They will eventually click/engage with something that captures their attention based on the graphics and keywords used in the caption or thumbnail.

    4. I like to reinforce words being said with motion graphics, especially when someone is listing things in interviews

      This has a higher rate of capturing your audience's attention, especially during presentations (which most videos are). If your audience is not paying attention to what you're saying, they can always view it.

    5. Some studies say the human attention span is less than that of a goldfish!

      This is a fact and I suffer from Goldfish Brain. As someone who creates content online, it is very important to factor in that my work will be views once and that's that. If I am lucky it will be viewed for more than 7 seconds.

    6. Anything from a small social ad to a documentary can utilize motion graphics for various benefits like comprehension and engagement.

      True again. Many websites, this one included has 10+ visual graphics in the form of; videos, images and gifs. Unfortunately, they end up annoying most viewers than engaging with them if their aim is to read.

    7. (6-10+ minutes) engaging videos that appear to do well on YouTube

      This number(6-10minutes) is appealing to most viewers as it is concise and delivers a information in short bursts. It is ideal for quick tutorials, news and entertainment.

    1. New research suggests that coloring can also reduce college students’ stress and ultimately help to improve their GPAs.

      Bianca mentioned something similar to this, in regard to changing my target specifically from kindergarteners to anxious university students.

  3. Mar 2023
    1. Could we merge the ‘old’ (natural history) and the ‘new’ (technology) to revamp and revive the naturalist spirit in the 21st century and beyond?

      An important question to take notice of.

    2. Virtual and Mixed Reality (VMR)

      I like this term better. I always mention VR but I try to say Virtual Reality Technology so I can be inclusive of Augmented Reality as a well, but I find "Mixed Reality" more inclusive as non-VR users can understand from the word alone.

    3. The technological revolution of past decades has led teaching and learning of evolutionary biology to move away from its naturalist origins.

      Such a powerful opening statement that captures that changes technology has made within the past few decades. A sign that we are moving further from our past natural selves as a species.

    1. With the digital age, it is more difficult than ever to catch and maintain a viewer’s focus.

      This is a good quote that highlights the effect technology has on our attention span. It is a brief statement that highlights a really problem in our day to day life.

    1. “In some ways I think this is because it allows us to regress to a mindset when times were carefree and we didn’t have grown-up worries such as making rent payments or an annoying boss at work! It’s good to play. You rarely see a stressed out 7-year old!”

      Simplified reasoning of the benefits of colouring by a scottish illustrator.

    2. “The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress,” Martinez Ayala told The Huffington Post.

      A scientific explanation of what happens inside the human mind when colouring.

    3. A recent search of “adult coloring books” on Amazon yielded over 22,000 results, with titles ranging from “Calm the F**k Down, an Irreverent Adult Coloring Book,” to “Fifty Shades of Fun: The New Joy of Coloring.” The Guardian recently reported that the top sellers on Amazon’s U.K. site are coloring books for grown-ups.

      A list of colouring books listed on Amazon that are catered for adults.

    4. A recent movement suggests that coloring might have similar effects on adults as well. The recent movement toward “adult” coloring is apparent when one visits bookstores.

      A mention that colouring books can be used by adults as a relaxation tool.

    5. The researchers concluded that a brief period of art-making can significantly reduce a person’s state of anxiety.

      Another mention of how colouring books can be used as a relaxation tool.