fumbles around with the visual aids.
AFTER THE LESSON
You have a responsibility to your fellow staff members to return all IMMs to the proper
storage area in an orderly, organized condition. If you find missing, defaced, or broken items,
inform the proper persons to initiate action to correct any discrepancies.
The instructional techniques you employ in the use of IMM can greatly add to or distract
from their effectiveness. This section provides suggestions on techniques to consider when using
When you are going to use slides to support your lesson, first ensure all slides are in the
carousel in the proper sequence, right side up, and not backwards. Preview the entire slide run
to verify correctness before going into the classroom to teach. Preview in the classroom where
you will teach using the slide projector you will use during the lesson. That allows you to
become familiar with the operating controls and characteristics of the slide projector and the
physical setup of the classroom. For best visibility, place the projection screen in a corner of
the room and angle it toward the center. Check for visibility from all areas of the classroom.
During class, display slides as called for in your lesson plan. Explain each slide as you show
it. When you finish your explanation, move on to the next slide or turn the projector bulb off.
Use a pointer to direct student attention to specific information on the screen. Be cautious not
to block the projector image.
Although transparencies are easy to use, many instructors have problems using them
effectively. However, many of the same instructional techniques used for slides also apply to
Verify correctness before going into the classroom to teach. Become familiar
with the operation of the overhead projector and the physical setup of the classroom. Be sure
to position the overhead projector so that everyone can see the transparencies. Measure the
required height of the screen and the distance of the projector from the screen. Then put a piece
of masking tape on the floor so that you can quickly put the projector in the correct position
before the class begins.
During your instruction, face the class while talking, but dont stand in front of the screen.
Since transparencies can be seen in a regularly lighted room, dont turn off the lights. A
darkened room creates an atmosphere in which people sit back and listen passively. You can,
however, dim the lights slightly if you want.
Keep your transparencies in focus. Place the
transparency on the glass before turning on the projector. When showing the transparency,
block off unnecessary detail with a piece of paper or a card.