Visuals play an important role in learning. Sometimes teachers face difficulty to make students attentive and involve in learning process. In order to create a congenial atmosphere, teachers should apply various methods, so that learners can be attracted and interested in gaining knowledge skills successfully. Teachers can use different visual aids such as charts, pictures, flash carts, and slides projectors. It is important to integrate visual resources into a classroom because it enhances learning and helps instructors to bring the real world into the classroom. Also, visual aids help students see the immediate meaning and absorb the concepts. Visuals also can help the teachers to clarify and coordinate accurate concepts, and empower them to make learning more concrete, effective, inspirational, and vivid.
In addition, Rao and Gagie (2006) stated that students with disabilities can get benefits from using visuals. It attracts and holds their attention. Visuals enable students to focus on the message to get the idea. It contributes to reduce the anxiety. Visuals help students to express their thoughts and ideas easily.
In conclusion, teachers should choose and create effective visual aids to encourage students to learn. The teachers should be well trained in using numerous advanced technical teaching aids to make learning domain comfortable and amicable to reach the students' needs.
Rao, S. M., & Gagie, B. (2006). Learning through seeing and doing: Visual supports for children with autism. Teaching Exceptional Children, 38(6), 26.
1/ How would you use visual aids in your class?
2/ What are some advantages of using digital photos?
3/ Describe how digital photos can be an effective tool for teachers?