Visuals - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

Visuals

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
TeachNFriend TeachNFriend is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 584
Senior Member

TeachNFriend
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 584
Senior Member
Visuals
Old 12-09-2017, 05:46 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

We are always being told how important visuals are for our struggling students and I want to provide as many as I possibly can, but who has time to create visuals for every skill?

Do any of you have tips and tricks to quickly accessing good visuals or creating them with minimal effort?

I知 interested in any visuals in any subject K-5. Math posters that break down skills for basic operations or teaching a specific skill like; using number lines, place value concepts, adding with a hundred chart, reading visuals that cue kids for word solving, anchor charts for writing, etc...

Also, those of you who use task analysis with your weakest kids, how do you create those visuals?


TeachNFriend is offline   Reply With Quote

Lottalove's Avatar
Lottalove Lottalove is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,868
Senior Member

Lottalove
 
Lottalove's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,868
Senior Member
Do you have any money available
Old 12-09-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

or will you need to make them yourself?

Really Good Stuff has them premade in all subject areas and grade levels.

Math

Writing

Reading


If you need to make them yourself or just want to be able to customize them for the students, Google the term "mini office" with the subject area and many, many resources will come up.

Then you just decide how you want to assemble them. I have done it about every fashion over the years. I've used the file folders, regular folders, page protectors, just a "reference" section in their work binders, etc.

Right now, I teach MS/HS so I opted to put them in page protectors in a separate regular folder with brads so they are all in one place and very portable. This way they are very discreet and they can carry them to the gen ed classes as needed.

Even search here on PT and you will find a lot premade. If nothing else, the premade will give you some great ideas on how to format and arrange the ones you end up making.

Good luck.
Lottalove is offline   Reply With Quote
Ucan Ucan is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 145
Full Member

Ucan
 
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 145
Full Member

Old 12-09-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

When I first acquired a laptop, I was determined to create multimedia digital lessons for my special ed. students in grades K-6. I began by thinking of all the categories/folders that would be needed to organize the visuals. For example, my Language Arts folder contains subfolders for: Dictionary Skills, ESL, Figures of Speech, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing, etc. My Math folder has over 20 subfolders: Applied Problems, Addition, Algebra, Decimals, Division, Equations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphs, etc.

Then I spent quite some time on the internet looking for visuals that I could possibly use to fill the folders: royalty-free images, photos, silhouettes, animated GIFs and even sound effects.

I learned to create multimedia lessons using PowerPoint and inserted visuals from my folders that would enhance the lessons. Over time, I've accumulated a large collection that simplified the entire process. The nice thing about having all my lessons on the laptop is that they are always easily accessible and I can work on them at any time (even in boring PD and staff meetings).

If you have a SmartBoard in your room, the software is already loaded with many math tools that can be used to teach the areas that you listed.

If you're currently working on a unit that you would like help creating a lesson for, feel free to send me a PM and I'd be glad to share my digital tools and lessons with you! BTW, many of my lowest students responded well to my multimedia lessons - no need for task analysis.

Dr. Bob
Ucan is offline   Reply With Quote
1956BD's Avatar
1956BD 1956BD is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member

1956BD
 
1956BD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member
Have you used Study Jams
Old 12-09-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

It is by Scholastic and great for visual learners. It covers many topics in math and science.

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
1956BD is online now   Reply With Quote
1956BD's Avatar
1956BD 1956BD is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member

1956BD
 
1956BD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member
Math Reference Sheet
Old 12-09-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

http://creativecleverandclassy.com/m...heet-free.html


1956BD is online now   Reply With Quote
1956BD's Avatar
1956BD 1956BD is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member

1956BD
 
1956BD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member
Multiplication Charts
Old 12-09-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

http://www.guruparents.com/multiplication-chart-1-100/
1956BD is online now   Reply With Quote
1956BD's Avatar
1956BD 1956BD is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member

1956BD
 
1956BD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member
Kids Online Dictionary for Math
Old 12-09-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com
1956BD is online now   Reply With Quote
1956BD's Avatar
1956BD 1956BD is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member

1956BD
 
1956BD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member
Key Words in problem solving
Old 12-09-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/...-A-Clue-210919
1956BD is online now   Reply With Quote
1956BD's Avatar
1956BD 1956BD is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member

1956BD
 
1956BD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 26,379
Senior Member
Math Reference Sheet
Old 12-09-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/...Sheets-3308942
1956BD is online now   Reply With Quote
TeachNFriend TeachNFriend is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 584
Senior Member

TeachNFriend
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 584
Senior Member
Awesome
Old 12-10-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

In answer to Lottalove痴 question, I知 willing to buy things that would be beneficial for all students, but it will come out of my own pocket and in most cases, the visual aids I need are for kids working well below their grade level. Think grade four student working at a grade one level in reading. Grade 3 student working on grade one math concepts.

I知 thinking that for the most part I値l need to individualize their visuals for them, but some of the things 1956bd shared could work for the general class and then I could modify it from there. I liked the colour coded multiplication chart. As for StudyJams yes! I love them. Some are still too high for the students I work with but I use it anyway . I知 hoping some vocabulary will develop.
UCan I love how you organized your digital files. Great system! I am not overly tech savvy so I doubt I値l create digital lessons. It would eat up all my spare time at home because I have next to no down time during the school day. I知 not willing to do that.


TeachNFriend is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net