Make a visual to support your teaching and learning activities
Difficulty: 3 (rated by author; 1=easy <--> 5=difficult)
: Active Learning
Yes, YOU can draw and create images. They don’t have to be perfect. The first step is to turn off your inner censor. Turn on your inner child. And remember, when you demonstrate LEARNING in front of your students, they become more empowered to learn themselves. In this case, imperfection can be a teaching tool, not a weakness.
- Think about a class or learning activity that you will be doing in the near future. Jot this down.
- Download a drawing or infographic creation app (see suggestions below) and create a visual to support the class or lesson you are planning. ALTERNATIVE: do it on paper. Paper is still good!
- Reflect on the image creation process. What was useful? Difficult? Easy? Will you REALLY use it? (We hope so!)
- Upload the image here on the challenge page and a short description of how you plan to use it.
Implications for Mobile Technology
Images can be used in the classroom, online via desktops or mobile platforms. They can be particularly useful in smaller mobile devices where people resist reading too much text. They can attract attention and pair well with text. What other ideas do you have about visuals for teaching and learning on mobile platforms? Leave your ideas in the Resource Suggestion area. Or create a new challenge around them!
Tools and Resources:
- Paper 53 https://itunes.apple.com/mx/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8
- BaiBoard https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baiboard-collaborative-whiteboard/id490534358?mt=8
- Educreations https://itunes.apple.com/mx/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061?mt=8
- Canva (web) if you want to make an infographic. Feel free to use any other tool you know or want to experiment with. There is an existing Canva challenge here.
- Need a human being in your drawing and don’t know how to draw a person? Check out Dave Gray’s tutorial http://xplaner.com/2008/04/03/how-to-draw-a-stick-figure/ Or how about anything? https://plus.google.com/+DaveGray/posts/HBphaYWerXv Note the power of the subtle details he suggests. How can you improve your existing drawing skills with a small enhancement?
- Want to learn more basics of visualization? Check out Brandy Agerbecks “Brandyfesto.” http://www.loosetooth.com/brandyfesto/Brandyfesto_112211.pdf
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