Monday, October 5, 2015

Engaging students with Visuals and Infographics

Written by Linda Ashida

In a previous Collab Blog post, Rachel Barry shared numerous examples of ways we can use infographics in education.  If you missed it, please check it out!

The same week, Lisa Pokorny inspired the ITF / DTC team with a lesson plan she shared with us in which she used several infographics to engage her ELL students in varied speaking activities.

Check out her lesson and the rich visuals and infographics that she used as prompts with her students:

Activity #1 - Describe a place
Goal: I can describe the place in the photo using adjectives and nouns.


Activity #2 - Is your phone ruining your sleep?
Goal: I can listen to information being read and view a chart to answer questions in complete sentences

Activity #3 - Drinking Toilet Water
Goal: I can listen to information being read and view a chart to answer questions in complete sentences.

Activity #4 - Guess Who
Goal:  I can communicate with a partner by asking and answering questions.

Lisa conducted the lesson in our Language Lab, so as students were practicing she could listen "real time" to several responses and provide immediate feedback to the class, sharing examples of  quality responses and common errors.  






























Thank you Lisa for sharing this lesson with us and inviting us to your class! 

What are some of the creative ways that you have used visuals and infographics to engage students in learning?  We'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment, or stop by and see us in the Collab Lab!

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