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Learning Technology

  1. 1. Created By: Heather Stuby Learning Technology!
  2. 2. Audio Visual Technology <ul><li>adding the appropriate audio & visual components can engage more of the learners senses & build multiple cognitive to information presented </li></ul><ul><li>learning styles vary; adding audio & visual images can help make learning easier for many students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Listening! <ul><li>Being able to hear to hear & comprehend involves several steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You actually have to hear the auditory stimulus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your brain needs to turn that stimulus into neural pulses & process it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive connections need to be made to relate new information to memories of real events or previously learned content. </li></ul></ul>Capturing auditory information, storing it & playing it back can be a useful tool to support learning & encourage focused listening.
  4. 4. Digital Audio Media <ul><li>CDs & DVDs offer many advantages including clarity, storage, format & information </li></ul><ul><li>MP3s - an audio compression technology that provides high quality sound </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio – offers online radio stations consisting of a wide variety of programming </li></ul>
  5. 5. Visual Technologies <ul><li>children acquire visual literacy skills throughout their educational experiences </li></ul><ul><li>visual support for content presented can be seen throughout the teaching & learning space </li></ul>How you design, arrange & present visual information to learners will affect their visual literacy skill set, positively or negatively.
  6. 6. Non Projected Visuals <ul><li>real objects – any object that can be brought into the classroom for examination </li></ul><ul><li>models & exhibits – 3 dimensional representations of concepts or that represent a scene </li></ul><ul><li>print materials – books, worksheets, posters or charts </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs can capture real world images & bring them to the classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Display Technology <ul><li>bulletin boards offer a flexible surface that provides an easy to change venue for a variety of print & graphic elements </li></ul><ul><li>flip charts can be use to write information that can be saved or torn off & displayed </li></ul><ul><li>white boards provide a slick surface on which a variety of dry erasable colored markers can be used </li></ul>
  8. 8. Projected Visuals <ul><li>overhead projectors – enlarge images of a visual which is then projected onto a projection screen </li></ul><ul><li>transparencies – visuals for overhead projection that can be created by hand, printed on a computer or bought </li></ul><ul><li>document cameras – a video camera mounted on a stand that can capture & project an image of whatever is placed on the document table </li></ul>
  9. 9. In My Classroom <ul><li>After reading this chapter, I realize how important audio & visual supports are in the classroom. The document table is a great invention for the classroom! I could use the projectors for different lessons I teach. Flips charts are great for going over spelling & vocabulary words with students. </li></ul>