When students express information visually, they are activating more cognitive processes while problem solving and increasing their experience with alternate texts. Artistic expression allows learners to exhibit what they know in ways that respect their out of school literacies and Background Knowledge, increasing Motivation and retention of information. Creating artistic representations of knowledge helps learners fully immerse themselves in content knowledge and allows teachers to differentiate instruction to reach their learners.
Watch how this high school history teacher uses visual storytelling to reinforce student understanding of historical concepts. Students are given examples and are expected to create a script and storyboard to guide their projects. They create and manipulate paper images to explain different historical concepts. Starting at 6:57, the video breaks down how to physically set up this project with students and culminates with the finished product.
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See how Google drawings can be used to create visuals individually and collaboratively. Teachers can build interactive assignments that involve visual responses. Students can also visually depict their understanding by drawing things like mind maps, infographics, and diagrams with the provided shapes and images.
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