Modeling will be done for students when introducing an assignment or task. I will model for students how they are expected to complete the task. This is recommended in order to show completed sample products and to show students what is expected of them.
HANDS ON MANIPULATIVES
Hands on manipulatives refers to learning aids such a microscope, tiles for counting / making sets, etc. Students can then use the manipulatives to answer questions and/or to use during the class period.
Realia refers to providing the students access to the REAL thing, such as a can of coke or a milk carton. This is often used to inquire about things such as labels and signs.
Commercial or teacher made pictures can be used to depict any object, process, and/or process.
Overhead projectors in the classroom is used to show clues by writing words, sketching out to connect verbal or written to pictures. This is a valuable tool when students need clarification on a specific subject.
This process is used in the classroom to show how something happens. This is an excellent visual for students and often address many questions through the act of observation.
Multimedia is instrumental in the learning process. Often enough students respond very positively to the use of multimedia and tend to recall those lessons more. Multimedia involves the usage of tape recorders, videos, CD players and CDs and computers.
Timelines are another great source of a visual aid. It represents events in sequence and students can change and/or add additional information to. This is a great way to have students retain more information.
Graphs help students how visually numbers and amounts can be represented.
Maps are often used in many subjects to reenforce visually the concept or lesson. In science we can use maps to compare content.