The world of teaching and learning can become full of gimmicks, fads and “must have” gadgets. The IPEVO visualiser is different. It is a rare example of a non-gimmicky gadget that won’t just be a passing fad.
At the end of September we distributed IPEVO visualisers to any teacher in the Multi Academy Trust (one 11-18 secondary and two primary schools) who wanted one. Here is a collection of their initial thoughts and some examples of work. The visualiser doesn’t actually require any significant change to a teacher’s usual approach within the classroom, it simply allows the teacher to make their teaching or the work of students much more visible. You will note a thread running through many of the responses related to using actual examples of students’ work to highlight best practice and excellence or address mistakes or misunderstandings. This is all part of a greater focus on formative assessment and feedback across the academies. The word “live” appears time and time again.