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Visual Learning: integration into teaching and learning by Mind Map: Visual Learning: integration into teaching and learning
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Visual Learning: integration into teaching and learning

Augmented Reality

MS Research

Media Scapes



Schools in my area were given an Elmo L1N to play with, and those who had someone keen are very enthusiastic, especially some of the Early Years folk who are using them with no computer and a monitor for child initiated activity looking at objects, zooming close, and snapping a photo (which goes onto an SD card) then they play it back as a slide show and can talk about their pictures. Very simple yet effective.  

GPS tracker

We're excited about the use of a GPS mini tracker and photography for trails


Issues with software inter-operability where schools have a mix of board types.

Digital cameras

Digital video

Learning platforms

Serve as a repository for digital assets.

Personal Device

WiFi enabled personal device with web browser. Access and save resources for learning on the go, and/or anytime/ anywhere learning.

Interactive Response Systems

USB Microscope

For Science obviously, but also art, geology, geography .......


Adobe Creative Suite: very powerful, but issues with complexity and cost.

Channel 4 Clipbank

Classroom Control Software

IWB Apps

Google SketchUp


Voice Thread

Mind Mapping

Curriculum applications

Digital assets

The school learning platform serves as a repository for visual assets.

Written language

Concept Attainment

Critical Thinking

Reading Comprehension

Pre teaching concept evaluation

Visual Literacy

Pedagogical applications

Professional Learning beyond Staff development

Skills-based CPD

Changing teaching and learning

Cross-curricular resource use

warning: cognitive overload

Universal Design for Learning

Problem-based and Project-based Learning

Case studies

Ford Madox Brown painting

The aim of this bit is to show you how different teachers have used the VLE. This time we’re going to visit Sophia in the History department. I have attached some screenshots of Sophia’s courses with this e-mail Example uses in History department (pdf) The history department are using the VLE as an interactive resource to enhance teaching and learning. In a year 9 module there is a unit on life in the 19th Century. The first resource in the course is a link to an interactive resource on the Manchester Art Gallery website looking at a painting of the times. The next resource is a discussion forum where students have to discuss various questions on the painting. It is amazing seeing students building up their knowledge and responding to each others’ posts. Next there is a link to a page on the national archive website on the same topic followed by a downloadable word document containing a worksheet for students to complete. A powerpoint from the lesson comes next followed by another 2 discussion forums for students to carry on answering questons online. To give you an example of how students have used it – one discussion done over 3 teaching groups has been viewed over 800 times – how often does that happen with a student’s work in an exercise book?

The National Gallery

Enhanced outcomes


Supporting diverse learning styles

Future Workforce

Creating learners with skills applicable for the 21st century.

More time to TEACH

Allowing students to access digital assets (learning resources) whenever/ where ever, increases the chances of students understanding objectives and learning goals. In turn, thus allows teachers to spend quality time with individual students that require additional support.

Understanding not memorization

Role of CLCs

Disseminating new hardware/software

Skills workshops

curriculum projects

Range of CPD



Initial Teacher Training

Variety of Learning Opportunities


Online Resources


Visual browser

Mind meister


Visual Search Engines

Visual Thesaurus


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