ERIC Number: ED036531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
The Use of the Overhead Projector in Teaching Composition.
The overhead projector, used as a controllable blackboard or bulletin board in the teaching of writing, extends the range of teaching techniques so that an instructor may (1) prepare, in advance, handwritten sheets of film--test questions, pupils' sentences, quotations, short poems--to be shown in any order or form; (2) use pictures, graphics, or cartoons as subjects for creative composition; (3) write comments on a prepared text or a pupil's composition transferred to film; or (4) create diagrams or symbols to aid in the discussion of a composition. Although there are many advantages to an overhead projector, it is limited because only a short passage of a composition can be shown at one time, large print must be used, and the materials must be read line by line from the screen. However, the value of the overhead lies in the teacher's increased ability to control the visual content of his message without total reliance upon oral directions and repetitions. (JM)
Descriptors: Educational Media, English Instruction, Overhead Projectors, Projection Equipment, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Commission on English.
Note: Script of a kinescope produced by the Commission on English of the College Entrance Examination Board