Flip Chart Usage Tip
To add a bit of variety, create an acronym from the first letter of each word in a series of words or phrases that you plan to use in your learning event. Spell out the acronym down the left side of a flip chart page writing just the first letters of each word. (i.e. H.O.M.E.S. as an acronym for the Great Lakes in the United States [Heron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior] and A.D.D.I.E. for the Instructional System Design model [Assess, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate]).
As you go through the session content related to the acronym, introduce the word or concept represented by each letter, fill in the remainder of the word (as indicated above).
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Flip Chart Usage Tip by The Creative Trainer – Robert W. Lucas, Awarding Winning Book Author, and Training Industry Blog Author
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