The start of the lesson is the students sat at the front for about 10 minutes of the double period (100 minutes). They are listening to the teacher go over the activity that they will be doing for the double period so they are clear what they have to do.The activity involves them choosing 6 of the provided design terms and illustrating them visually.
They can either illustrate with a found image or they can draw their own illustrations.
Direct Instruction video
The students are round one table listening to the instructions for the first part of the lesson.
It is just the teacher talking with not a lot of interaction between the students for about 10 minutes. The interaction came during the lesson as they were getting on with their work and discussions were had between each other and the teacher.
This is the presentation that was shared with the students in the class community so they have an example of each word to look at.
These are the images used for the explanation at the start.
Level 1 Google Plus Community
Lesson Topic :- Design Word Illustration
Year Group :- Year 11 (Jump Start )
The students will understand the meaning of a set selection of design words.
They will be able to illustrate these design words so they can see their meanings in a visual way.
Links with the New Zealand Curriculum
NCEA Level 1 - Curriculum Level 6
Outcome development and evaluation
Critically analyse their own and others’ outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes.
The students have analysed movie posters using a set of design words.
The students have drawn where some basic design elements are in their chosen architects work.
Chromebooks - access to internet and Google Drive
Paper, pencils and colours
Print selected illustrations ready to present on the classroom wall.
Reflection and Analysis
What went well.
Allowing the students the choice of how to present the work was interesting as it is producing some really varied and personal outcomes. The problem with letting them draw their own is that it is taking a lot of time but the results are really interesting.
There was a good understanding shown of the meanings of the words and the visual illustrations are going to be useful on the wall in the future.
There was plenty of time during the lesson as the whole class got on with the task for me to move around the room and have conversations with individuals and give help with understanding where it was needed.
It was good listening to the students explain their drawings to me verbally, as it really showed their understanding. This did not come out SO well in the video of their work as they were shy on the camera. (it is only the second class on air recording for this new group)
What still needs work.
Everything always seems to take WAY longer than you originally think it is going to. We are going to have to spend some more lesson time after this double period to finish this activity, but I think it is important to finish it to a good standard as they are going to use this work to refer to later.
Although I did speak to the students for about 10 minutes at the start of the lesson, I feel it was important to set the tone and make sure they understood the task and took it seriously enough. It was only 10% of the overall lesson time.
The students only had to pick 6 of the words, but getting some of them to pick one and make a start was a bit of a mission. Maybe if I had specified the first one just to get them going it would have been a cleaner start, and they could have had the choice after that of the next 5.