RSCON4: Visually Inspire Your Learners!

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  • Glogster is a highly visual interactive poster making tool. Here are example of some of the ones I have created to use with my students and for various projects
  • Guess how these images are connected to Janet. Which one is the odd image out? Why?
  • Use visual and colourful mind mapping tools such as text2mindmap to introduce a new class by brainstorming different countries’ characteristics
  • Photofuniafor headlines
  • Create comics to encourage learners to use expressions about their weekend. They then create their own comics using vocabulary and talk about their weekend.Build up a collection of comics based around a theme, print them out. Put them up on walls for students to go round and discuss the questions, discussion points.
  • Introduce an article with Tagxedo word cloud
  • Dvolver is a simple movie animation tool. Encourage your learners to create animations to practise vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms – visually memorable and fun!
  • Padlet can be used in a very visual way. Set up a padlet for new words using picture prompts / photo editing tools
  • Fotor.com for creating colourful collages to illustrate projects
  • Take unusual photos around your city and invite story telling, speculation, vocabulary & grammar exploitation
  • Take unusual photos around your city and invite story telling, speculation, vocabulary & grammar exploitation
  • You can also encourage learners to take photos of the changing seasons and use these as a writing prompt for poems, short essays, descriptions and so on.
  • Take images of unusual graffiti and invite learners to comment on them. Ask learners to take photos of any interesting graffiti they come across. Present their image(s) to class and discuss their thoughts. Encourage a writing activity.
  • Use your images to inspire your learners to do creative writing such as a circle story...
  • RSCON4: Visually Inspire Your Learners!

    1. 1. Janet’s Abruzzo Edublog http://civitaquana.blogspot.com Visually Inspire Your Learners! 1 Reform Symposium 2013
    2. 2. IMAGES.... 2 Image of eagle, courtesy of krb
    3. 3. Image of hubby’s motorbike in ‘ Little Tibet’, Abruzzo, Italy 3
    4. 4. Visual Icebreakers / Introductions 4
    5. 5. Tagxedo face shapes: http://www.tagxedo.com/ 5
    6. 6. Students’ Brainstorm of adjectives http://www.tagxedo.com/ 6
    7. 7. http://www.glogster.com/ 7
    8. 8. Glogster poster activities http://www.glogster.com/ 8
    9. 9. http://www.fotor.com/ 9
    10. 10. 10 Coat of Arms
    11. 11. 11
    12. 12. text2mindmap.com 12
    13. 13. British People By the Pink Room Class 13
    14. 14. http://www.slideshare.net/JanetBianchini/v isual-blogging-with-muzy Muzy Apps 14
    15. 15. Writecomics.com http://www.scoop.it/t/comics-and-cartoons Collage created with Ribbet.com 15
    16. 16. 16
    17. 17. Try Weekend questions via comics! http://www.toondoo.com/ 17
    18. 18. What did the Pink Room Class get up to at the weekend? 18
    19. 19. Use Tagxedo word clouds to introduce a reading or discussion topic! Can you guess these famous people? 19
    20. 20. 20
    21. 21. Add Image Chef visuals to a Padlet wall for memorable collaborative storage of new words learned: http://padlet.com/wall/creativesecondary 21
    22. 22. http://www.ribbet.com/ 22
    23. 23. Describe the view. Why do you think this road is important for Janet? 23
    24. 24. What am I thinking? 24
    25. 25. I wish I could fly! I wish someone would give me some clothes! I wish I hadn’t .................... 25
    26. 26. Where I am now 26
    27. 27. Guess the idiom 27
    28. 28. Exploit photos of graffiti 28
    29. 29. Eye Idioms See ....................... Be the .............. of one’s eye Be ...................-eyed Pull the .............. over someone’s eyes Turn a ................ eye Have a ................’s eye view 29
    30. 30. Eye Idioms See eye to eye Be the apple of one’s eye Be eagle-eyed Pull the wool over someone’s eyes Turn a blind eye Have a bird’s eye view 30
    31. 31. Mini Sagas – 50 word stories http://www.fodey.com/genera tors/newspaper/snippet.asp 31
    32. 32. It was a dark and stormy night ........ Creative Writing prompt – part of a circle story 32
    33. 33. Some image-editing sites. They are free, fun and easy to use! Tuxpi.com Imagechef.com Ribbet.com Fotor.com Photofunia.com 33
    34. 34. Thank you for attending my session  http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/visually-inspire-your-learners 34 By @janetbianchini 2013
    35. 35. ABRUZZO, ITALY I hope you enjoyed it! 35

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