Presentation: A summary of a presentation given before the AIS NSW ICT Integrators Conference 2011 by Daniel Wells
ICT Integrators Presentation by Daniel Wells is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License.
Photoshop is a fantastic program to create visuals, situationsand visual contexts.
These characters, templates and visual contexts can then beused with IWBs.
Putting these visuals together to create narratives where studentscan role play a variety of characters and explore situations.
By using the functionally in IWBs to support narrativeswithin virtual worlds you can create hyperlinks within thedocument to differentiate activities for students with variedabilities. Also you can hide information off screen until youwish to reveal it.
Creating objects that can be moved around a page to help withactivities dealing with classification and explanation. Theimages on the virtual noticeboard can be resized and moved.The television contains a hyperlink to a YouTube which will helpthe students formulate their answer.
When a number of the functions are combined together thepotential for creating engaging resources are limitless. Theresource above demonstrates ways that you can create dynamicclassroom discussions by using resizable/movable characters.
Activities where the teacher provides students with visualclues to solve problems. The movable words correlate withthe visuals to help students piece together how a series ofevents may have taken place.
Transferring these activities into Adobe Acrobat allows forstudents to use functions like the Record Audio Comment tool.Where they can give a guided tour of an art exhibition orcreate conversations between characters. The painting of theWeeping woman by Picasso can be hyperlinked to an externalwebsite and his cartoon character portrait picture can behyperlinked internally to another page in the digital booklet.
Working on images with the Sticky Note tool can allow studentsto locate a number of different objects within a space and placetheir answers at the correct location.
Creating templates that can be used with OneNote is a goodway to have students engage with digital worksheets. They areable to type their responses onto the document and then emailtheir answers immediately to the teacher.