Lady Bug Visualiser


Title

To project lesson materials and children’s work samples on a large white board display.

Author

Denis Hegarty

Name of school

St Mark’s SNS

Description

St Marks is a co-Educational school which opened in 1973. Current enrolment is 525 children aged between 8 - 13 years. The school is has a catholic ethos but is cognisant of all faiths and none. The school currently provides additional support for children with English as a second language and children with Special Educational Needs.

Goals

Goals: The Lady Bug Visualiser helps the classroom teacher deliver the curriculum in a more engaging & effective manner. Every page of every book can be projected poster size, can be saved and can be written on using the interactive whiteboard pen. The children’s work can be displayed and easily presented to the whole class. Furthermore, the teacher can easily display written and fine motor skills to the class.

Methods

Methods: The teacher can set up the visualiser so that the class can view a large projection of what its lens is focused on. Images can be frozen and written on using an interactive White board pen.

Materials

Materials: work samples, books, pictures, stimuli for lessons and items to demonstrate fine motor skills.

Assessment

ICT

The visualiser is a very useful resource during lessons. For example the teacher will project the page from the Irish book to talk about and develop language, project the maths book page and work out & complete the exercises with the pen or simply project the pages of a book as it is read to the children in. Children’s work is displayed to the class and the teacher can also model handwriting.

eTwinning

Partner schools have been made aware of the Visualiser and the fantastic opportunities it provides as a teaching aid during lessons

Mobility

Children’s work is often displayed easily to the whole class.

Stakeholders

Success

It allows the teacher to display lesson materials and work samples easily to the class.

Head-teacher

Teachers

So handy! Every class should have one.

Pupils

It’s easy to see even from the back of the room.

Multimedia

ICT use in schools

Country

Ireland

Subject

Cross curricular

Age

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13