classroom display


Teaching Ideas Display Photos

Teaching Ideas (click through and scroll down to find out more about the site and Mark) has updated and upgraded their displays photo gallery site Teaching Photos and I’ve been meaning to blog about the improved site. Today I finally got around to it!

I know I usually suggest people join the Classroom Displays Flickr group but I think it’s good to share your photos around, so that as many people as possible get to see them. Apart from anything else, as I’ve said before, it’s not good to rely on any one site or service online. Much though I love the internet sites, even great ones, can and do disappear.

If you wonder how easy or hard it might be to use the new site then this video explains the process very clearly:

Just a quick link today but I will be doing a major post in the next couple of weeks on places to share your displays online. If you have a favourite online space for sharing your displays do let me know in the comments.


Classroom Displays Courses 13

The Classroom Display Course

Update: the next course starts January 2013

The course is ideal for anyone who wants to know more about designing effective classroom displays. There are usually a mix of teachers and teaching assistants, both primary and secondary, from the UK and elsewhere on the course.

We will cover all the basic topics to help you become more confident about making displays in your classroom.

The course content for each week is:
Pre-course
An introduction to the Classroom Displays Group on Flickr and other sites you might find useful.
Then:
Week 1 – why we have displays and starting to look at displays as learning objects. A video about why we make displays. Tasks relating to this subject
Week 2 – design guidelines and related slide show & design tasks.
Week 3 – the use of colour in displays and mounting work for display, a slide show with examples of displays & tasks
Week 4 – choosing lettering and fonts for displays, a slide show with examples of displays & tasks
Week 5 – interactive displays, a slide show with examples of displays & tasks
Week 6 – adding 3d elements to displays, slide show with examples & tasks

The lessons will be on a password protected private site where you can also leave comments, ask questions etc. I also give feedback on completed tasks.

The course cost £20 GBP and I use Paypal or Google Checkout to collect the payment. You can pay by clicking on the Buy Now button  here or on the sidebar:

 

 

Update: the next course starts December 2012

or E-mail me for more details.


Classroom displays contest 1

Teacher’s Pet was one of my recommended sites in the series Alternatives to Sparklebox. Now they are celebrating their first birthday soon with a classroom displayscontest. If you’ve used any of their resources why not get involved?In their new Teacher’s Pet newsletter they say: Birthday Competition!
Win a £30 voucher and a 12 Month Subscription!

It’s hard to believe that on the 14th of April Teacher’s Pet will officially be 1 year old! It has been an incredible year and to celebrate we are giving you the chance to win a £30 voucher to spend at either Waterstones, Amazon or Early Learning Centre! We are also giving away a 12 month subscription to our newly launched activities website – http://activities.tpet.co.uk (if you are already a subscribed member then you will receive a full refund of your subscription fee!)

The theme of the competition is “Classroom Displays” and they would like you to send in photos of any displays you have made with their resources. Sounds worth a try doesn’t it? If I were entering I think I’d want to win the 12 month subscription to their activities site. It looks amazing & a little bird tells me they have big plans for more great activities for members.


Wall Display

A fresh idea and a new site from a couple of UK based teachers.

Long ago (2005) when I set up the Classroom Displays flickr group I wanted a way for teachers and TAs to preserve and share their display ideas. Today we have a guest post from two teachers with an equally innovative idea, but this time the focus is on sharing children’s work. I’ll let them tell you about it:

‘Wall Display’ is a brand new learning tool for teachers and students in the form of a free blog. The project was set up in 2010 by a Teach First participant and his friend a graphic designer.

Currently there are no popular magazines that specialise in publishing student’s work; this is the virtual alternative. Teachers can now comment on students’ work from different schools across the nation. WD has been devised to give teachers the opportunity of rewarding, motivating and inspiring their pupils through presenting homework online. It also provides a platform for other teachers to comment on work; ensuring that the students whose work is on WD receive a wider breadth of praise and feedback.

WD is dedicated to helping learners at any point on the academic spectrum; from rewarding those who struggle to access learning to inspiring those who move more quickly. If teachers feel they want to share why they like the work they are submitting, we add their comments beneath to allow learners an insight into why they should feel proud. It is our hope that this will inspire feedback from other teachers across the country and aid students to feel like they can own their learning process.

The only way that WD can reach students and have an impact is by their teachers submitting work As such, we have tried to make the usability of our site a priority going through three full upgrades since October 2010 and including a submit form on the site to allow teachers to send us work there and then without leaving the page!
http://www.walldisplay.org

Why not pop over there and add some of your students work? There’s nothing like praise from cyberspace for motivating pupils!