Helpful Tips and Tricks
Since the easing of restrictions, both Primary and Secondary schools are looking for ways to get back into a normal, daily lesson delivery routine to help reiterate key teaching areas that have been missed over the last 18 months. In the “new normal” a great piece of tech, the classroom visualiser, can help save teachers time and improve lesson delivery.
Now that pupils are back in the classroom, using a Visualiser is a great way to reintroduce Front End Feedback into lessons. To do this, you could show a student’s work underneath the Visualiser add in some Peer Assessment by showing the work to the class. This encourages pupils to develop their judgment skills and give genuine praise.
Another great way to use a Visualiser is through modelling or What a Good One Looks Like (WAGOLL). As a teacher, you can create an exemplary piece of work or model and show the class how to recreate it using the recording lesson segment tool / camera tool on your Visualiser. You can then play the video back on a loop to the class, or as an alternative the screen can be split to show the WAGOLL example and live mark. Another great feature of a Visualiser is the annotation tool. Combining this with compare mode makes using your visualiser so easy and provides teachers with the ability for teachers to mark as they go. Once an activity has been completed together as a class, a picture can then be taken for evidence and be kept as a digital learning record for work evidence.
Did you know that you can record lesson segments using your Visualiser? Being able to record part of a lesson is a quickly becoming a must have for teachers. Unfortunately, pupils will still be absent from school and you may still be hybrid learning, so a Visualiser is a great way to make sure none of your pupils miss out. It’s really easy to do, just press record! Visualisers with built-in microphones also means you can capture both video and audio. Recordings can then be sent to pupils, meaning that pupils get the same learning experience and the same lesson content, all whilst you save time.
If you’re feeling generous, you could even share the content with other teachers to share with their class. For example, if you’re doing a 2-minute recording on adverbs and you think another teacher would benefit from it, you could send it to them to save them some time.
Make sure you know the difference between Optical and Digital zoom when deciding on a visualiser, as it can completely change your lesson quality!
Don’t forget to check out how a visualiser can support remote learning!
There are many great ways you can use a Visualiser to enhance teaching and provide direct feedback all whilst saving time.
If you’d like more information on Visualisers, or to see one in action, speak to one of our EdTech consultants by calling 0843 886 6228 or alternatively, complete our contact form.