What is not to love about this project and collaboration!!
Loved making the sign for the operations vegetable garden today. Cant wait to get the first batch of veg!
Tasked with creating artwork that celebrates the local context we started producing large scale mural boards to decorate the school. it is currently Year of the Zayed so we started with that in mind and then looked at imagery that represents UAE. Students from year 7 and 8 worked together to create these during our flipped classroom term and planned, design and executed these independently. I am really happy with how these are going and look forward to seeing them up around the school next year.
Visualisation is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualisation through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of humanity. Examples from history include cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Greek geometry, and Leonardo da Vinci's revolutionary methods of technical drawing for engineering and scientific purposes.
Visualisation today has ever-expanding applications in science, education, engineering (e.g., product visualisation), interactive multimedia, medicine, etc. Typical of a visualization application is the field of computer graphics. The invention of computer graphics may be the most important development in visualization since the invention of central perspective in the Renaissance period. The development of animation also helped advance visualization.
How can we use it in the classroom?
The use of visual representations to transfer knowledge between at least two persons aims to improve the transfer of knowledge by using computer and non-computer-based visualization methods. Examples of such visual formats are sketches, diagrams, images, objects, interactive visualizations, information visualization applications, and imaginary visualizations as in stories. While information visualization concentrates on the use of computer-supported tools to derive new insights, knowledge visualization focuses on transferring insights and creating new knowledge in groups. Beyond the mere transfer of facts, knowledge visualization aims to further transfer insights, experiences, attitudes, values, expectations, perspectives, opinions, and predictions by using various complementary visualizations.
Today I was asked to create some visual posters for a PD session that will be running about making progress in the right areas.
I thought this would be great to use with the pupils. Showing them that targeting their hard work and efforts into areas that they need to develop, will allow for greater progress than lots of hard work but not structured and directed in the right areas.