Instruction in multiple formats allows students to activate different cognitive skills and Background Knowledge that are necessary to remember procedural and content information. Instruction can be given using text, visuals, gestures, audio, and digital formats to facilitate retention in Short- and Long-term Memory.
Watch how these teachers provide multimodal instruction by using visuals in addition to verbal communication. By referring to visual aids, such as written text on the whiteboard or gestures, they convey the same information in multiple formats to support memory retention.
Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.
Learn how Learning Management Systems, like Canvas, provide multimodal features for teachers to embed in their lessons and for students to display their work. Through video, images, diagrams, and audio, students are able to access content in a variety of formats.
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