Using a Learning Glass to Deliver Exciting Lectures
The days of teachers writing on the whiteboards behind them are quickly becoming a thing of the past because technologically advanced schools are using learning glass to deliver lectures.
Lectures are not usually the most exciting delivery method for instruction, but the traditional lecture method can be improved exponentially with a learning glass.
Learning glass allows for dramatic illumination of ideas in lectures. The latest in presentation board technology consists of two sheets of glass framed by LED lights. Fluorescent marker ink attracts and refracts the LED light. The instructor stands behind the glass to illustrate essential points in lectures.
Why the learning glass is exciting
Novelty in the classroom is always exciting. The learning glass takes that excitement to the next level by allowing for:
- Eye contact – Connecting with students through eye contact is a powerful way to build rapport and trust in the classroom. The transparent learning glass enables teachers to maintain eye contact throughout the lesson because he or she never has to turn away to the board. The glass is in front.
- Emphasizing with gestures – Talking with your hands is a highly effective way to ensure communication. With 93% of communication being nonverbal, you’re going to want to be able to use gestures in the classroom to support your ideas. Body language makes up 55% of communication. Most people naturally use gestures while speaking, and the learning glass allows your students to see wee what you’re doing while they listen to you.
Videoing your online lessons for future reference can benefit your student. A high-quality lecture using learning glass can be produced in far less time than a traditional talk that uses a whiteboard other similar visual for emphasis.
In short, faculty like the new technology, and students like the results.
Deliver exciting lessons with learning glass
To use a learning glass to deliver exciting lectures with learning glass, you’ll need to:
- Treat your learning glass like a Powerpoint presentation: keep the test simple and present only one idea at a time on the board.
- Preplan what you’ll write draw, or you’ll run out of room or have to erase.
- Wear solid dark colors, so your clothing doesn’t detract from the message.
- Be yourself by engaging naturally with the class. Use eye contact and gestures like you would in a small group conversation.
Teachers who plan their lecture content and visuals may find that a learning glass will enhance their lectures, making them more engaging and more memorable than ever before.