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Visually boost the speaking/ writing skills of young learners

  1. 1. Faten Romdhani Tesol Arabia March 13- 15, 2014 Thanks to: British Council Tunisia Visually Boost the speaking/ writing skills of young learners fromdhani2010@gmail.com
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  5. 5. Let’s guess together …  How much do we remember of … ------------- %what we read -------------%what we hear -------------%what we see -------------%what we see and hear -------------%what we see, hear and discuss -------------%what we see, hear , discuss and practice fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  6. 6. Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension We remember : 20% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see & hear 70% of what we see, hear and discuss 90% of what we see, hear, discuss and practicefromdhani2010@gmail.com
  7. 7. More than 97% of my pupils are Visual Spatial Learners fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  8. 8. Visual Learners’ Traits Prefer to see words written down Prefer to have a picture to view, when something is being described Enjoy visual art activities Remember and understand through the use of diagrams,fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  9. 9. What’s a visual? fromdhani2010@gmail.com A picture, a piece of film or display used to illustrate or accompany something Picture Memory Learning
  10. 10. Visual Literacy fromdhani2010@gmail.com  The ability to interpret visual messages accurately & to create such messages  Includes such areas as facial expressions, body language, drawing, painting, sculptu re, hand signs, words in the textbook, computer images, student-produced still
  11. 11. Visual approaches of Visual Literacy fromdhani2010@gmail.com Help learners decode or read visuals Help learners “encode” or write visuals
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  13. 13. Visual Thinking fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  14. 14. Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education fromdhani2010@gmail.com
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  17. 17. Strategies for teaching Visual Learners Provide the students with a general outline of the material Use flip boards, photos, diagrams, PPT presentations, charts, maps, etc… Have students construct their own flashcards fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  18. 18. Visual Learning Tactics Provide greater visual exposure and practice Use the computer to construct graphics, mind maps or webbing of the material Use Concept maps with key points, boxes, circles and arrows showing the connections fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  19. 19. Help the students go through : 3-Application 2-Manipulation 1-Visualization fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  20. 20. Teaching resources that meet the needs of visual learners Graphic Organizers Word Clouds/Puzzles Photos fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  21. 21. Comics and Cartoons Flashcards Multimedia fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  22. 22. Youtube 1-Songs, Chants for kids 2-3D Animated short films 3-Animated Flashcards fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  23. 23. Stories illustrated Art : Drawing Funny Visual Illusions fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  24. 24. Language plants maker 1-To boost their creativity 2-To help them build up language fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  25. 25. User-friendly Tech Tools • Cartoon Story Maker • Garfield Comic Creator • Toon doo Comic Creator Comic Tools • Power Point • Free online flashcards makers Flashcards • You tube • Free video maker Online: Animoto / Dvolver, Multimedia fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  26. 26. User-friendly Tech Tools Graphic Organizers/ Mind Mapping tools • I mind app • Ed Draw Mind app Word Clouds • Tagxedo • Tagul • Wordle Stories Illustrated • Google • Youtube fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  27. 27. Samples of Activities Speaking And/or Writing Speaking &/or Writing Speaking &/or Writing fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  28. 28. Picture Prompts Drawings fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  29. 29. Comics and cartoons fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  30. 30. The more vignettes, the more…. fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  31. 31. Cartoon stories :Tell / write a story … fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  32. 32. Spot the differences … fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  33. 33. Word Clouds fromdhani2010@gmail.com
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  35. 35. 3D Short animated films (Youtube) fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  36. 36. Funny optical Illusions fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  37. 37. Drawing … 1 2 3 fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  38. 38. Mind Maps/ Graphic Organizers fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  39. 39. Issues for Visual Learners 1 • Difficulty with oral directions • Difficulty following lectures 2 • Keen sense of observation • Sit close enough to the teacher 3 • Outside noise distracts them easily • “zone out” during lengthy oral presentations fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  40. 40. Issues for Visual Learners 4 • Process oral input slowly • Perform poorly on oral timed tests 5 • Recall information better if allowed to read it silently first 6 • Fond of taking notes even when given printed lecture notes in advance fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  41. 41. Word Cloud Makers Wordle Tagul Tagxedo fromdhani2010@gmail.com
  42. 42. References  Upside Down Brilliance, The Visual Spatial Learner ,Dr.Silverman  Janet Bianchini presentation at rscon4: http://www.slideshare.net/JanetBianchini/rscon4- visually-inspire-your-learners  http://teachingideas.co.uk/english.contents/writing inspiration.htm  http://www.educatorstechnology.com  http://shelleyterrel.com  http://inspiration.com fromdhani2010@gmail.com
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