Slideware Options for Making Great Presentations, Part IIPosted on 04/15/2016
In the April Web-based Activity article Kristi Reyes writes "By using a multi-sensory approach to teaching, instructors can involve students in lecture beyond listening."
Slideshows are an effective way for teachers to deliver course content because they support lectures with visual input. Many slideware features additionally allow for multi-sensory input, including audio and movement. In her book, Transforming Your Teaching: Practical Classroom Strategies Informed by Cognitive Neuroscience, author Kimberly Carraway makes a strong case for multi-sensory teaching and learning. She writes, “The more senses are involved in learning, the greater the chance the information will be remembered. Creating multiple copies of memories in multiple regions of the brain distributes representation and increases neural connectivity. When something is learned via both the visual system and the auditory system, the information becomes represented in both regions of the brain, thus creating multiple copies of the information” (p. 320).
You can find step-by-step instructions and ideas for activities in the April Web-based Activity article