I have set up a very simple template for analysis of design work. The students are designing posters at the moment to display the work of a famous architect, and they have to explain their design choices using design terms and elements.
I have put in a selection of questions for them to answer and a space for them to add a picture of the design they are analysing.
The plan is for them to find this template in their graphics folder, as I will have put it there via smart copy on the dashboard and they will download and open it in Explain Everything.
They can then put a copy of one of their design developments in place and record them selves talking about their design.
My big questions are :-
- Will this help the students who are not so hot at the writing of their design analysis?
- Can the students do a better analysis when they are talking about it instead of typing / writing?
- Can the students explain better when they are talking about it?
- Can they give a more realistic opinion on a design when talking about it?
This work is internally assessed, so a verbal analysis will be fine, and the video file can be embedded on their Google sites as evidence.
Here is my example when I tried this out ....