Symbols in the Environment
||16 years +
||Word and Powerpoint
have been used by teachers and students to develop literacy resources.
Photos from a digital camera and scanned images were used to present
evidence of the use of signs in our local environment.
develop an awareness of the prevalence of signs as a communications
tool in their daily lives. Students will learn to interpret common
signs Students will develop an appreciation of the use of symbols,
colour and shape to convey messages Students will explore the potential
of a variety of communications tools for their own use as an alternative
to written communication
NCVA Foundation Level
SLO 2.1 Interpret
Common Signs and Symbols
SLO 4.2 Respond appropriately to everyday Visual and Written Materials
SLO 6.2 Interpret and Evaluate Visual Images
multi-choice forms are accessed by students on the classroom PC. The
digital camera is used by pairs of students on trips outside the school.
Pictures are then used during Lab Time as the basis for presentations
Teachers need to have experience of using MSWord forms, templates
and the saving of data in forms. Students need to be taught how to
save their data. Students and teachers need to be familiar with multimedia
Teachers and students need to be able to use the digital camera. Teachers
need to be able to upload photos. Presentation
Students and teachers need to be able to use multimedia software
Students need access
to The Rules of The Road and posters of Traffic Signs
The Department of the Environment and the National Roads Authority
have informative sites about Traffic and Roads in Ireland, if teachers
require background about roads and traffic in Ireland.
Department of the Environment
National Roads Authority Others http://indigo.ie/~pasright/page5.htm
Driving School Site detailing some road signs http://www.iol.ie/~jaryan/questions.html
Driving School Site with some pre-prepared questions
are a prepared resource suitable for individuals to use in the classroom.
They need to be saved correctly if progress is to be tracked effectively.
The multimedia presentation is a task suited to group work in the
PC Lab. The project will come to a natural end with the completion
of multimedia presentations. Students can either devise their own
complete presentation or contribute a slide each to a class presentation
- Halfway stage
enjoying the project and are learning about the significance of the
colours in road signs. They are looking more closely at signs which
they do not know and attempting to interpret their possible meaning.
Students are learning to use Powerpoint and present their work visually,
the use of this program has been very popular and their approach to
it is very positive. The saving of data in forms has been challenging
and occasionally a form has been changed in the save. A backup copy