Benefits of a Visualiser

Applications and Benefits of Visualisers

“Visualisers are creating the biggest impact on classroom teaching for a decade!”

Visualisers have become the most sought after ICT device, very easy to use and have transformed the way teachers teach and students learn. They have had a huge impact in bringing lessons to life and have provided huge benefits to teaching and learning.

Just some of the benefits of using visualisers

  • Show 2D/3D still and moving objects in large scale for the whole class to share
  • Turn so many objects into great teaching materials, saving hours of preparation time
  • Enlarge books for reading in front of the class
  • Enlarge any part of a text book to enhance understanding
  • Engage pupils and make learning fun
  • Support teachers by enhancing their own teaching methods and reduce lesson preparation time
  • Let students show off their own work to rest of class
  • improve learning outcomes by example: modelling writing; data handling; encouraging descriptive writing; promoting student voice
  • Rely less on photocopied work and save huge copier costs
  • Recording video with sound with the visualiser alone is fast becoming an essential, for example at KS4 English in assessment of 'speaking and listening’
  • Instantly share resources for all to see and outcomes of pupils’ work to celebrate success in assemblies, etc
  • Present experiments / small objects to whole class without crowding
  • Model accurate use of tools including protractors, calculators, rulers, needlework, brushwork, cookery classes, tools in crafts, etc
  • Easily help create resources for uploading to VLE
  • Zoom and observe objects in detail – eg minibeasts, small objects, parts of a flower, maps, historical artifacts, etc
  • Producing live videos and animations
  • Demonstrate handwriting skills, sentence construction, etc
  • Help visually impaired pupils with larger visuals for them to see
  • Integration with existing technology such as interactive whiteboards
Typical visualiser applications by subjects / department
Visualiser uses in Science:
  • Display fruit / vegetables and discuss how it looks, look at it again and discuss the decaying process
  • Science experiment demonstrations, Life cycles, etc
  • Display a flower and label the parts
Visualiser uses in Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages
  • Project text, images and illustrations
  • Turn small sized books into big books
  • Annotate over text / images, discuss important parts of a book / play
  • assessment of 'speaking and listening’

Visualiser uses in Numeracy

  • Have pupils demonstrate methods of calculations used in their work

  • Demonstrate how pupils can use small apparatus

Visualiser use in Food Technology

  • Pre-plan lessons and technique demonstrations

  • Playback during the lesson, as a reminder to your students

  • Split screen, show recorded matter on one side, live images on the other

Visualiser uses in Geography

  • Display maps, and discuss references, symbols, scales used, features etc

Visualiser uses in History

  • Project portraits / statues of famous people, artefacts or photographs which can be difficult to see because of poor quality or size

  • To examine and read ‘historical’ documents to assess their credibility

Visualiser uses in Art

  • use the visualiser to highlight different brush stroke techniques in great detail.
  • Display famous pieces of art
  • Let students show off their own pieces of work

Visualiser uses in Music

  • display sheet music and zoom in on features such as clef, key signature, rests etc.

Visualiser uses in Assemblies

  • if you have a projector in your assembly hall you can use a visualiser to present certificates, good work etc. to the whole school.

Visualiser uses inTechnology, Crafts, Woodwork, Metalwork

  • Health and safety in using tools
  • Display models created at different stages