It’s a simple fact that students tend to perform better when they not only understand a topic, but are engaged during their lessons. If you’re an educator who wants to step up their teaching game and take it to the next level, then a quality visualizer can definitely help you.

In this short read, you’ll discover five ways to effectively use a visualizer for teaching in the modern classroom.

1. Studying Subjects from Up Close

This is an especially useful visualizer feature for those teaching subjects such as the natural sciences. Perhaps you want to point out a minute detail, like pollen found at the centre of a flower or look at the tiny joints of a preserved insect.

If your visualizer’s camera is rotatable, then you could also look at a subject from different perspectives. With a visualizer’s help, your students will be able to  better understand a subject through visual learning.

2. Learning by Example

When it’s time to introduce your class to something new – whether it’s cursive writing, doing long division or even something as simple as tying a shoelace – the visualizer is a teacher’s best friend.

Introduce learners to the new subject or procedure by demonstrating how it works or how-to steps on the visualizer. This way, students can follow you closely as the entire class will have a good view of what’s happening.

3. Sharing Examples with the Class

You may find yourself wanting to show off an excellent piece of work from one of your students to the rest of the class or point out a common mistake being made by multiple students. The quickest way to correct your students or help them learn from their peers is by sharing an example with them right away. Simply place the desired piece of work on the visualizer and point out what is done well and where improvements can be made.

4. Going Over Marking Schemes Together

Help your students understand where their marks are coming from by going over the marking scheme together. This way, students can immediately ask questions about anything they’re unclear about and learn from their classmates’ questions as well. You could even live mark a piece of work while going over the scheme and have the students follow by marking each other’s work.

5. Reading Along  

Maybe you’re teaching a class of first graders how to read and want to go over the text with them slowly and surely – or it could be that you don’t have enough copies of the text on hand. Once again, the visualizer comes along and saves the day!

Place the designated text on the visualizer so that everyone can see and follow along, hassle-free.

For more fantastic ideas on using a visualizer for teaching purposes, watch this video by Tim Dolan or go over Tom Barrett’s 18 Interesting Ways to Use a visualizer in the Classroom here.

Invest in Classroom Success with a visualizer for Teaching 

Are you feeling inspired and motivated by the variety of ways in which visualizers can be used when teaching? At PPM Audio Visual, we stock a variety of quality visualizers and accessories. Be sure to get in touch with us. We will gladly assist you in finding the right visualizer for your classroom.