Different types of visual aids There are many different types of visual aids. The following advice will help you make the most of those most commonly used. PowerPoint (or equivalent) Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters » Blog Archive » My Blog in the Clouds My Blog in the Clouds Written on March 28, 2011 – 12:24 am | by Marisa Constantinides A quick and fun mini blog challenge by David Dogson in his blog post here – I fed my blog URL to Wordle and Tagxedo and look which words they have gone for! Here is my blog in the clouds! made with Tagxedo.com
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Working with Visual Aids - Presentation Skills You should only use visual aids if they are necessary to maintain interest and assist comprehension in your presentation. Do not use visual aids just to demonstrate your technological competence - doing so may compromise the main point of your presentation - getting your messages across clearly and concisely. If visual aids are used well they will enhance a presentation by adding impact and strengthening audience involvement, yet if they are managed badly they can ruin a presentation. Most visual aids will need advance preparation and should be operated with efficiency. If you wish to use such aids in an unfamiliar room or location, check what facilities are available in advance so that you can plan your presentation accordingly.
Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters » Blog Archive » Tech Tools & Pedagogy II – Word Clouds Tech Tools & Pedagogy II – Word Clouds Written on February 11, 2010 – 2:37 am | by Marisa Constantinides In this post, I am going to look at Wordle , Wordsift , Word it out and Word Mosaic and try to briefly compare them as I think they all have great potential for a variety of learning activities. This post was inspired by a great discussion in the SEETA course on EasyWeb 2.0 tools run by Nik Peachey and as the course is still available for viewing, I would encourage everyone to visit the related section (as well as the rest of the sections) to find many more great ideas on these tools. This is perhaps the most popular of all these three tools and, I think with good reason. Wordle creates word clouds from any text that you paste into it ommitting structural words and keeping content words.
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