Lesson 2: Integrating Other Modalities

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Lesson Two: Integrating other modalities

Objective

Learners will understand when and how to integrate other modalities into their audio learning instruction.

Introduction

Although audio learning has its benefits, students should not learn in solely one modality. In this course, we are focusing on three other modalities: visual, tactile, and kinesthetic. In this lesson we will learn how to integrate the other three modalities into a mainly audio lesson. Integrating other modalities will help solidify the learning objectives for the students. They will not only be required to remember their audio learning, but will have enhancements to help trigger their memories.

Visual

In an online format, it is fairly simple to integrate visual learning to your audio learning experience. You can post two separate files, an audio and a static visual ancillary materials such as charts or pictures. Alternately, you can create a PowerPoint or video to accompany the audio learning experience.

Kinesthetic and Tactile

To integrate kinesthetic and tactile learning, there are many activities the students can experience in the classroom. Having students move around and touch different things will help create a link in their brains to the content. It will also help to break the monotony of their sedentary days as a student. Remember at the beginning of unit 1 when we talked about always putting yourself in the role of the student? This is the time!

Here is an example of a teacher who uses kinesthetic learning to teach number sense.

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/mingle-count-a-game-of-number-sense

Reflection

Choose a lesson topic in your curriculum. Create an audio learning experience and pair it with an experience using a different modality.

Discussion

Give an example using each modality (visual, audio, kinesthetic, tactile) and describe a situation where it is the optimal learning environment for the content within your curriculum.


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