Technology Tools Implementation Idea – Piktochart

Subject Area: Social Science
Course: 
Grade 12 English
Topic: Utopian societies
Task: Explain the utopian society you created in a short presentation
Technology Tool: Piktochart

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Description
Students collaborated in groups to create a presentation outlining the main features of their imaginary utopian society and how it functioned.

Suggested Use of Technology Tool
Students usually struggle to create an informative yet engaging presentation. Piktochart is a convenient tool that provides students with pre-made templates and creative ways to illustrate ideas and statistics. My group and I could have used Piktochart to create a captivating infographic to illustrate our utopian society.

Why and how would the technology tool improve student learning?
Using Piktochart’s presentation mode to present a topic to the class will give students a stronger understanding of the topic. This is primarily due to the informative visuals provided by Piktochart which capture the attention of students and improve their ability to recall information. Using Piktochart will allow students to practice generation and elaboration since the visuals will spark deeper thinking of the material and students will be provided with the charts, graphs, and diagrams necessary for elaboration.

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Technology Tools Implementation Idea – Piktochart

Subject Area: Social Sciencemissing
Course: Law
Topic: protest for slutwalk
Task: Create a power point presentation about a protest that happened
Technology Tool: Piktochart

Description

Students picked their groups to present their topic to the whole class and connect one of the the theorists that was learned in class, mostly using pictures and less text on the PowerPoint.

Suggested use of Technology tool

Piktochart has a lot of features and lots of images to use. My group and i could have used it for the charts to illustrate a better understanding of information and statistics. Also, it is simple to use, and it could have saved us a lot of time searching for images from the internet since Piktochart has a search tool with lots of images that we could have used.

Why and how would the technology tool improve student learning?

First of all, it can make the student faster at putting their PowerPoint together and would save them a lot of time that could be used for another subject. It will also improve not only the students  learning, but his/her classmates learning too because PowerPoint presentations from Piktochart makes them look very visual with small details that could be remembered easily. It will improve students retrieval practice because  if they were paying attention to the small details like pictures it will help students to remember of what the slide was about and extract the information from their head.

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TECHNOLOGY TOOLS IMPLEMENTATION IDEA (Pictochart)

Subject Area: Business
Course: Grade 12 Accounting
Topic: Company “Tesco”
Task: Creating a power point
Technology Tool:​ Piktochart

 Description
Grade 12 accounting students were given an assignment in pairs to do the research about different business companies and present in class. The presentation should be 10 minutes including GAPPS that each company violated.

 Suggested Use of Technology Tool
Piktochart provides many options for everyone to create power points, info graphics, reports and posters. in this specific case, Piktochart provides various types of designs, images, tables, maps and to make a presentation more interesting and attractive for audience. We can also share our projects with other group members via email.

Why and how would the technology tool improve student learning?
The current review method allows students to use Retrieval practice by extracting learnt material in front of the audience. Using Piktochart will allow students to use Retrieval practice as well as Calibration to give people a much deeper understanding about the presentation.

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