IWB’s (Interactive White Boards) are all the rage in classrooms but how does one use them to create authentic digital learning? I, for one am fairly new to IWB’s in classrooms and have had little opportunity to experiment and explore them properly, therefore it was helpful to gain insight during my Digital Media tutorial on how to use one. One of the key elements of the tutorial was being introduced to the IWB’s electronic software program, SMART Notebook, and being provided with the opportunity to engage in the program by creating our own lesson, using Shaun Tan’s “The Lost Thing” as a resource.
Below is a lesson plan that was produced in response to the activity, exploring the power of visual literacy to express & evoke emotions
LESSON PLAN: VISUAL TEXT & EMOTIONS
Aim: Using meta-language to describe how visual text expresses and evokes emotion and feelings
Resources: IWB Notebook file, ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan
- Students to work through each slide, selecting words from the word bank that they believe are portrayed in the image suggested.
- Students must then justify their reason for selecting such words thinking about technical features (e.g angle, colour, position ect) and using metalanguage.
- Discussion and debate should occur around students justifications and chosen words.