What exactly is a flip chart? If you are familiar with PowerPoint, think of each page of a flip chart as a blank slide in a PowerPoint presentation. Flip charts are often large paper pads presented on easels where instructors write notes and lessons during a presentation. It can be used to promote and increase participation. Instructors can draw figures or charts with marker pens, then flip over the pad and continue on a new page. It is a great way to add contributions from various group members during brainstorming sessions.
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Things you need
- Large paper sheets
- Heavy cardboard piece
- Coloured markers
- Push pins
Stack a pile of 20 sheets on top of one another. Collate the pages using a stapler to bind them together at the top of the page.
Secure the stack of pages to a heavy cardboard piece by inserting push pins into the top of the pages.
Set the flip chart on an easel. Use clamps to bind the chart to the easel to keep it from falling.
Add pictures and graphics to the flip chart with coloured markers during the presentation.
Tips and warnings
- Design your charts on 8"x11" paper before drawing them on the actual flip chart.
- Leave every other page blank to prevent ink from other sheets from bleeding through.
- Do not use all capital letters. Instead, use a combination of upper case and lower case letters to make your chart more legible.
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