Audio visual teaching aids and impact factor of the interaction with students


Jokhio Jasarat Ilyas Sindhi
Audio domain was neglected in the past but since after the introduction of technology, it has been revised. The aids which involve the sense of vision as well as hearing are called Audio- Visual aids. For example: – television, film projector, film strips etc. Interactive Teaching aids are Interactive teaching aids which includes both teacher and the students in learning. Any teaching aid can work as interactive teaching aid if teachers’ creates scope for students’ participation. Latest gadgets like Android phones, tablet PCs can also be utilized instead of bulky computers and TVs in the classroom. Visual teaching aids are all types of aids that make learning happening through visuals are considered visual aids. From flashcards, pictures to TV or LCD projector can be considered visual aids. Audio Teaching Aids: Such teaching aids can be very effective in language classes. Tape recorders or voice recorders can produce better results while correcting mistakes in pronunciation in spoken English or even the first and other languages. Alphabets, charts and numerals in clay or plastic play very important role in pre schools while teaching alphabets and numerals for beginners. Alphabets can grow up with student’s age and play an important role in increasing vocabulary. Charts can be prepared both by teacher and students and becomes handy in discussing complex ideas like judiciary system etc in science and social studies in higher classes like IX to X. Abacus is a very old teaching aid. In fact it is considered the predecessor of computer. But for beginners it is still considered one of the most effective teaching aid for learning basic ideas of addition and subtraction. Puzzles come in this category Similarly for the students of higher classes should be given mathematical puzzles, word puzzles etc which help in intellectual development and vocabulary build up. Books are also a Teaching Aids: Books are actually teaching aids, though many find it difficult to buy the idea. Even during our high school books were both the purpose of school education and a means of learning. But experts today believe and are trying to implement the idea that books are basically teaching aids. And with handy instructions, activity ideas, games incorporated with lesson books are actually becoming the best teaching aid for a teacher. Unlike yesteryears when books, its lessons, and question answers were the only purpose of learning, today books are more interactive. Some other examples of teaching Aids: Examples of teaching aids include math manipulative, classroom word walls, story cubes and play money.Manipulative: Manipulative are tools used to make abstract concepts more real. These teaching aids help children understand mathematics by looking at it from different views, according to Marilyn Burns, founder of Math Solutions. Manipulative may include Color tiles, pattern blocks, interlocking cubes and a variety of measuring tools, all of which the students can easily handle. One of the Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice asks teachers to model with mathematics.  Classroom teachers use manipulative to achieve that goal. Burns recommends using manipulative in all math classes from kindergarten to high school. Electronics and Media: Teachers use interactive whiteboards, tablets and computers to stimulate their students and hold their attention with visuals . Taking students on a virtual tour of an Egyptian pyramid will make that fabled landmark come alive in a way no book can. Speaking via online video with volcanologists while they conduct research on an island volcano in the Pacific Northwest will make the entire class part of the adventure. An interactive whiteboard connects the teacher’s computer to a projector, which he can use to show a lesson on a touch screen to the class. The interactive lesson allows students to manipulate objects on the screen. They become participants in active learning, rather than spectators in a passive process. Graphic organizers — a visual graphic that helps organize students’ thinking — can be used in any subject matter. Students use them to organize their learning by constructing Venn diagrams, t-charts, story maps, flow charts and timelines. Once students organize their ideas, they can spot trends and patterns in the concepts. Realia (objects from real life used in classroom instruction) and primary sources can assist with vocabulary development and background knowledge, according to “Visual Scaffolding.” For example, students studying types of rocks can sort real rocks according to weight, color or texture. Primary Sources: Primary sources are the original documents from a historical event. These pieces of living history give students an opportunity to think critically about an event from the past by analyzing the document or picture.


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