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  1. Instructional Technology and Media for the Classroom

  2. Why Use Visuals? • The audience is 43% more likely to be persuaded • Same material can be taught in 25-40% less time • Retention is improved up to 38% • David Peoples (1992), Presentations Plus, John Wiley and Sons.

  3. Why Use Visuals? • The presenter is perceived as being • More professional • More persuasive • More credible • More interesting • Better prepared • David Peoples (1992), Presentations Plus, John Wiley and Sons.

  4. Types of Visual Media • PowerPoint presentations • Films and Videos • World Wide Web • Computer software • Miscellaneous • Chalk/White Board • Flip Chart • Posters • Actual Objects • Bulletin Board • Overhead projector

  5. Chalk/White Board • Every room has one - use them • Write LARGE and legible • Always title what you put on the board • Compartments of the ruminant stomach • Parts of the flower • Don’t teach to the board • Avoid turning your back to the students for long periods of time

  6. Flip Chart • Can be prepared in advance • Easy to make and use • A good change of pace • Relatively inexpensive • Can utilize color • Portable • Turning pages reveal information and paces your presentation

  7. Posters • Portable • Good for diagrams, illustrations or collections • leaves • insects • seeds

  8. Actual Objects • Whenever possible, bring actual objects into the class • sparkplug • oxy-acetylene rig • plants • chicken • tools • Keep the object out of sight until ready to use (play on curiosity)

  9. Bulletin Board • Can communicate information • Should be changed regularly • Good activity for students

  10. Overhead Transparency • Can teach more material • Prepared in advance • Face the class • Professional looking • Can skip material and come back • Can use a “cheat” sheet easily • Can use over and over

  11. PowerPoint Presentation • More later...

  12. Films and Videos • Films and filmstrips are rapidly disappearing • Sources of Free Videos • Venard Films • Farm Film Foundation • At the start of the year, order videos for the entire year

  13. Internet & Computer Software • Educational resources available online • Educational support software available • Offer support to traditional resources

  14. Hardware • 1:1 Laptops • Computer Lab/Laptop Cart • Digital camera – still image • Digital camera – video • Interactive White Boards (SMART Boards) • Mp3 players (iPods) • Student response systems (Centio/ Clickers)

  15. Software • Blogs (Edublogs, Blogger, WordPress, etc.) • Computer-Based Webpage Development (Frontpage, Nvu, Kompozer, etc) • Desktop Publisher • Electronic data retrieval (web search, data bases, etc.) • Graphic Editor (Picnik, Photoshop, etc.) • Interactive video/teleconferencing (Skype, Elluminate, ichat, etc.) • Multimedia Presentation (Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.)

  16. Software • Online Webpage Development (Wix, Google sites,Wikispace, etc) • Podcasting/ Vodcasting (iTunes, etc.) • Social Networking (Facebook, Ning, Twitter, Edmoto, etc.) • Spreadsheets (Excel, etc.) • Video Recording /Video Making (Photostory, iMovie, etc.) • Voice recording (Audacity, Garage Band, vocaroo, etc.)

  17. Software • Web-based Course & Grade Management Tools (Infinite Campus, D2L, WebCT, etc.) • Web-based email (k12, google, hotmail, etc.) • Web-based Video Resources (YouTube, TeacherTube, ZamZar, AnyVideoConverter, etc.) • Word Processing (Microsoft Office, Google docs, NeoOffice)

  18. 25 Tools Educators Use • Voicethread • Wordpress • Audacity • Youtube • Jing • Polldaddy • Nvu • Firefox • Delicious • Google • Reader • Gmail • Skype • Google Calender

  19. Continued… • Yugma • PBWiki • Ustream • Ning • FreemindeXe • Moodle • Twitter • Google Docs • iGoogle • Slideshare • Flickr All free to use to create, present, store information in different formats