Display objects and texts whole-class size, and watch as pupils are instantly engaged by the truly visual nature of the visualiser. Let the children use it to explore objects, like plants and minibeasts. A spider or some frog spawn will fill the screen and allow close examination The impact on practical skills like sawing and cutting and pencil and brushwork in art are immense.
Share pupil's work for peer-assessment and self-marking, with the whole class involved in the assessment for learning process, working to help each other improve writing and other curricular objectives.
Avoid classroom management issues, as all pupils are able to see what is being projected from wherever they are in the class. The immediacy of sharing a text or object without the need to photocopy reduces photocopying bills drastically.
Show and Tell time is so boring? Not anymore! With the visualiser pupils can share items that they have brought to school, allowing all pupils to see, whilst enhancing speaking and listening skills. Assemblies are transformed through the celebration of good work and visual stimuli too.
Even the least ICT confident teachers and teaching assistants are instantly engaged by the power of the visualiser. It is a complementary technology, not viewed as a replacement for existing teaching methodology.
Display documents at staff meetings and even connect to video-conferencing equipment too. The visualiser is an extremely versatile and essential piece of equipment for the modern schools. Once you have one, you will not want to let it leave your school again!"
Mr. Dave Smith
ICT Consultant and Curriculum Adviser
The London Borough of Havering Inspection and Advisory Services
Chair of the Visualiser Forum
"Over the last ten years, many of our classrooms have been transformed into temples of technology but how much of the learning that takes place with that technology is about real experiences and hands-on activity?
What our teachers love about visualisers is that they allow children to make connections between what they can see and what they can do no more wobbly writing on the whiteboard, write on real paper instead; stop those simulations of making an electrical circuit and use real batteries, real wires, and real fingers to join them up. Children can be at the heart of the learning, talking to one another about what they're doing rather than having to translate an abstract experience on a whiteboard into one that they can understand".
"It is not too extravagant to say that when used effectively and with training, guidance and support, visualisers can transform the way teachers teach and children learn. Now how many tools in your classroom can you say that about?"
Ms. Amy Blackmore
eLearning Curriculum Adviser
I would definitely recommend the Elmo Visualiser and Slate. I can now teach from anywhere in the classroom
We wanted 30 affordable visualisers that generated a good quality image, simple to use and highly portable, all of which we found in the Lumens DC120