Instructional aids presentation 21 9-11 (2)

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This is a presentation given to instructors to encourage the use of instructional aids. It has two main components, -- very low tech physical teaching aids (inex cards etc.) and virtual resources (Presentation software, OER repositories, open sed

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Instructional aids presentation 21 9-11 (2)

  1. 1. Instructional Aids (IAs)<br />OR <br />Teaching Aids<br />THE LEARNING CENTRE (TLC)<br />
  2. 2. What Are NOT Instructional Or Teaching Aids?<br />Training media that physically communicates an instructional message to students, e.g. printed text, video cassettes, instructor’s voice, etc.<br />
  3. 3. What ARE Instructional Or Teaching Aids?<br />These are devices that help the instructor in the teaching process<br />
  4. 4. What ARE Instructional Or Teaching Aids?<br />They make:<br /><ul><li>concepts clearer to students
  5. 5. the learning process simpler and more enjoyable
  6. 6. useful training devices</li></li></ul><li>What Are Instructional Or Teaching Aids?<br /><ul><li>Not self-supporting
  7. 7. Meant to aid or help support teaching
  8. 8. Help supplement learning
  9. 9. Reinforce teaching/learning process</li></li></ul><li>Instructional Aids Appeal to:<br />Seeing <br />Touching<br />Hearing<br />Smelling<br />Tasting<br /> 6th sense <br />
  10. 10. Where Can We Find IAs ?<br /><ul><li>Markets
  11. 11. Grocery stores
  12. 12. Variety stores
  13. 13. Garage sales
  14. 14. Household articles
  15. 15. Warehouse remains
  16. 16. Outdoors</li></li></ul><li>Paradigms Of Teaching <br />Behaviourism<br />Cognitivism<br />Constructivism<br />Design-Based<br />Humanism<br />http://www.learning-theories.com<br />
  17. 17. Research Findings on IAs Usage <br />Show on average a 10 to 15% increase in retention <br />Show retention is potentially increased by as much as 80 percent.<br />Source: http://www.dynamicflight.com/avcfibook/inst_aids<br />
  18. 18. What Are Some IAs We Can Use In Our Classrooms? <br />
  19. 19. Flash Cards<br /><ul><li>Large enough to be visible
  20. 20. One main point for each card
  21. 21. Different colours
  22. 22. Sequence ideas from simple to more difficult</li></li></ul><li>Manipulatives<br /><ul><li>Plants
  23. 23. Styrofoam pieces
  24. 24. Stones
  25. 25. Mirrors
  26. 26. Elastic bands
  27. 27. Thread
  28. 28. Nails
  29. 29. Paper clips</li></li></ul><li>Stuff around the home<br />Coins<br />Bottles<br />Boxes<br />Tins<br />Straws<br />Covers<br />Used paper<br />
  30. 30. Odds and Ends<br /><ul><li>Twist ties
  31. 31. Toothpicks
  32. 32. Toys
  33. 33. Cards
  34. 34. Antiques
  35. 35. Cut-aways/scrap materials
  36. 36. Seeds</li></li></ul><li>Commercial Models<br />Charts<br />Tables<br />Logs<br />Diagrams<br />Graphics<br />Cartoons<br />
  37. 37. Elmo<br />The Elmo character is often used to reach children with important messages, such as fire safety.<br />
  38. 38. Index Cards<br /><ul><li>Small
  39. 39. One main point per card
  40. 40. Colours…colours…colours
  41. 41. Precise</li></li></ul><li>Role Play<br />Student involvement<br />One concept at a time<br />Move from simple to more difficult<br />
  42. 42. Marker Board<br /><ul><li>Keep clean
  43. 43. Erase all irrelevant material
  44. 44. Keep markers, erasers, cleaning cloths, rulers, and related items readily available to avoid interruption of your presentation</li></ul> <br />
  45. 45. Smart Boards<br />The Smart Board is an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection for user input – e.g., scrolling, right mouse-click – in the same way normal PC input devices, such as a mouse or keyboard, detect input.<br />
  46. 46. Pictures…pictures…visuals…<br /> ... worth a thousand words<br />
  47. 47. Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)<br /><ul><li>Blackboard
  48. 48. Moodle
  49. 49. Sakai</li></li></ul><li>
  50. 50.
  51. 51. Visual Media<br />Purpose?<br />Advantages?<br />Disadvantages?<br />Effectiveness?<br />
  52. 52. Videos<br />You Tube<br />Self made<br />Commercial ones<br />Mash ups <br />
  53. 53. Podcasts/Videocasts<br />Digital media files (either audio or video)<br />that are downloaded through web <br />syndication<br />Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast<br />
  54. 54. Webcast<br />
  55. 55. Blogging<br />A blog is a type of website or part of a website maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. <br />One many = uni-directional<br />
  56. 56. Wiki<br /><ul><li>Website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor
  57. 57. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki</li></li></ul><li>With permission Alan Levine http://www.slideshare.net/cogdog/50ways-plp<br />
  58. 58. Prezi<br />A web based presentation application and storytelling tool using a single, infinite canvas instead of traditional slides<br />
  59. 59. http://www.slideshare.net/<br />
  60. 60. Mashups ….<br />
  61. 61. Concept Maps<br />
  62. 62. Collaborative Editing<br />Collaborative editing tools e.g. Google Docs allow a group of individuals to simultaneously edit a document, see who else is working on it, and watch in real time as others make changes. <br />
  63. 63. Mobile Apps. and Mobile Literacy<br />Mobile application development is the process by which application software is developed for small low- power hand held devices such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones.<br />
  64. 64. Social Networking<br /><ul><li>Facebook
  65. 65. Twitter
  66. 66. Yahoo
  67. 67. Skype
  68. 68. Google Talk</li></li></ul><li>Before it was announced on mainstream media the micro-blogging site was responding to the death of the singer and ‘Amy Winehouse’ quickly became one of Twitter’s 'trending' topics. <br />  <br />Trending refers to whichever names or terms are the most talked about at that particular moment. These are defined by the site as ‘most breaking’ topics.<br />Shortly after the confirmation of her death, Winehouse was mentioned in nearly 10 per cent of all tweets worldwide. As there are 200million users this equates to 20million people communicating with one another about her death.<br />
  69. 69. Educational Gaming <br />Student <br /><ul><li>enjoyment
  70. 70. participation
  71. 71. personal interest</li></li></ul><li>… but also <br /><ul><li>Open Wonderland, Open Cobalt, Open Simulator (OpenSim) and realXtend a</li></li></ul><li>Diverse 2008, INHolland University <br />Arts Metaverse in Croquet 1.0 (2:10, 4:20, 6:15)<br />
  72. 72. Resource Materials<br /><ul><li>Library
  73. 73. Internet
  74. 74. Conferences
  75. 75. Workshops
  76. 76. Seminars
  77. 77. Colleagues
  78. 78. Talking circles</li></li></ul><li>Thank You!<br />

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