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Unformatted text preview: Visual Aids & Teaching Equipment Proper Use & Application Purpose of Visual Aids • Time Saver • Gain & Hold Student Interest • Increase Understanding & Increase Retention Retention • Stimulate the Development of Stimulate Understanding & Attitudes. Understanding Effective Use of Visual Aids • • • • • • The Aid Must Have a Clear Purpose Preview Visual Aids Introduce the Visual Aid Show Aids Under Good Conditions. Discuss the Visual Aid Apply what the Aid Teaches to the Apply Lesson Lesson • Hide the Aid After Use - If Possible Visual Aid Levels • • • • • • Drawing of an Object Picture of an Object (Color?) Animation or Model of an Object Modified Object Actual Object Are there times that one might be Are better than others? better Traditional Visual Aids Chalkboard / Dry Erase Board • Chalkboard: Writing & Erasing – Tools: Colors, Magnetic, etc. – Advantages & Disadvantages: • Traditional but messy • Dry Erase Board: Writing & Dry Erasing Erasing – Tools: Colors, Magnetic, etc. – Advantages & Disadvantages • Cleaner, More Versatile, but Requires Cleaner, Special Equipment Special Slide Projector • Common Uses of Slide Projectors: – Used to show specialized slides • Primarily replaced by the advent Primarily of the digital camera and Power Point coupled with LCD projectors and a laptop. and Overhead Projector • • Commonly Used In College Classrooms. Using the Overhead Projector: – Hide & Slide – Not allowing students to Hide see what is coming. Keeps students from writing ahead if the text below is covered. writing – Great for showing photocopied pictures. – Requires special pens. • Common Overhead Problems: – The Machine • Tends to break or burn bulbs – The Transparency • Can be messy or cause trouble with a copy Can machine if the right type is not used. machine – Can be messy! Photographs • Common Uses of Photos: – Show what cannot be viewed in a Show particular area. particular – Show what may be too large or small Show to see with the human eye. to – Show historical view points. • Using Photos as Visuals: – A picture is worth a thousand words! Specimens • The “Native” Teaching Aid – Why are they so good? They are the Why real thing! (A leaf is better than a drawing of a leaf or a picture of a leaf!) of • Types of Specimens: – Real-world items and modified realworld items. – A frog that is dissected becomes a frog modified real-world item, hence becoming more beneficial to the student because the student can view the internal systems. the • Using Specimens – Specimens must be colleted, stored Specimens and maintained, which can be cumbersome. However, they tend to be very beneficial to student learning. be Posters, Charts, Graphs, & Maps • Common Uses: – – – Self-directed student learning. Classroom decoration. Learning Themes. • Sources of Posters, Charts, Sources Graphs, & Maps: Graphs, – Keep your eyes open, these are found Keep everywhere! everywhere! • Newspapers, Companies, Commodity Newspapers, Groups, Government Agencies, etc. Groups, Models • Common Models: – What type of topic requires models? • Hard to find specimens • Illegal, immoral, dangerous, etc. Illegal, specimens. • Model Characteristics: – Can be constructed. – Can be purchased, but tend to be Can expensive. expensive. Modern Visual Aids Video/DVD • Using a Video/DVD: – – – – – – – – Preview the film Determine student’s expectations Introduce the film Show in a favorable environment Properly arrange the room Do not leave the room Appropriate Content Review & Evaluate Video/DVD Cont’ • When do you use this type of When visual aid? visual – Preview a topic, Unattainable field Preview trip, etc. trip, • Why don’t you use this type of Why visual aid? visual – If the actual resource is available If locally. locally. – Questionable content. – To kill time. Power Point® • You are the presenter who is You giving a presentation! giving The Power Point is not the The is presentation. presentation. • Power Point is only a tool in Power presenting. presenting. • Try to utilize a number of visual Try elaborations, both inside and outside of Power Point. outside You Are the Presentation! Power Point® • Do not read to your audience. – Rather, paraphrase what is said Rather, in each point or sentence. in – You may want to have short You phrases rather than sentences in order to resist the temptation. temptation. – But, Students Won’t Take Notes But, Unless You Prompt Them To! Don’t Insult Their Intelligence! Power Point® • • • • • Transitions Animations Sounds Fonts Use your Power Point Rules Don’t Annoy Your Audience! All of These Can Become Aggravating! Power Point® • Advantages & Advantages Disadvantages: Disadvantages: – Great if used as a true tool, an Great elaboration, or as an aid. elaboration, – Can make a good teacher bad Can or a bad teacher worse if Power Point becomes a crutch, or notes placed on slides that are read from. read “Power Point can be Pointless and Powerless if not utilized correctly!” Common LCD Projector Rules • • • Most laptops and projectors require only Most one connection between the two, which is usually an RGB cable. is Turn the projector on first then the Turn computer. computer. If the picture will not display try the If following: following: – On the projector: Check all connections On and make sure the correct port is selected, Push the “Source” button until the appropriate laptop selection is showing. showing. – On the computer: Most laptops have a On function command that toggles the screens on an LCD projector. (i.e. – On a Dell laptop, you hold down the Function (Fn) button while pushing F8. If you do this three times it will toggle through all of the CRT/LCD view selections. Do this until you find the view you like. until Smart Equipment • SMART Boards and Sympodiums SMART are common in many of the most technology-based classrooms. technology-based • To learn more about SMART To technologies click on this link. link Utilizing Common Teaching equipment ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ED 590 taught by Professor Kylemcgregor during the Spring '09 term at Tarleton.

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