I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school teacher, former graduate student, and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.


  1. Tom

    April 18, 2008 - 5:56 am

    Visual literacy has been and always will be pie. I stand by that.

  2. Dina

    April 18, 2008 - 6:42 am

    Perhaps visual literacy is something one must pull out of a top hat after rejecting reading this book?

    No, no…visual literacy is gardening with Andy Warhol. *That’s* it.

  3. Bill Fitzgerald

    April 18, 2008 - 7:52 am

    Hello, Dan,

    Isn’t that a picture of you? You know, the guy holding the rabbit?



  4. Benjamin Baxter

    April 18, 2008 - 7:53 am

    I’m guessing that’s the “Before” picture.

  5. dan

    April 18, 2008 - 8:15 am

    @Bill, how dare you sir.

  6. Mr. K.

    April 18, 2008 - 10:14 am

    This is the part that kills me:

    …provides guidance on many topics including: the subliminal effects of color (which ones to use, which ones to avoid), appropriate use of typefaces and fonts, the role of text and bullets vs graphical images, clip art vs photographic images, killer charts, graphs and templates, new approaches to presentations and learning, the hows and whys of visual humor, and finding high-quality, no-cost visual resources…

    It’s not unlike our tech coordinators who demonstrate powerpoint with billions and billions of bullet points and every flying transition in the package.

    No wonder teachers can’t teach.

  7. A. Mercer

    April 19, 2008 - 7:15 am

    Hey, that’s looks like one of my slides (except for the pie, I’d rather eat that).

  8. Jeffreygene

    April 20, 2008 - 6:17 pm

    @bill, benjamin, nope that is obviously will arnett as gob bluth. And the rabbit is dead.

  9. John Larkin

    April 21, 2008 - 11:30 pm

    Visual vomit.