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What is a teaching aid?
A teaching aid is anything used by a teacher to help teach a lesson or make it more interesting to students.
Teaching aids can come in almost any form. Some of the most common are pictures, videos, charts, flashcards, and objects, like three-dimensional models or educational toys. The term teaching aid is used to identify such materials as being a supplement to basic teaching (for example, teaching through a lecture).
Teaching aids are intended to engage students in the topic being taught. Although teaching aids are sometimes more associated with elementary schooling, they can be used at every level of education and for every subject.
Teaching aid should not be confused with a teacher’s aide, who assists a teacher in the classroom.
How do teaching aids work in education?
Did you know that when teachers show their class a video, that’s a teaching aid? (Well, unless it’s a movie unrelated to the lesson. Then it’s just a lazy Friday.) No matter how good a teacher is at explaining something in words, it always helps to have something extra to drive the point home or make it come alive for the students. This is the point of teaching aids.
Books can sometimes be considered teaching aids, especially books that are presented in addition to the textbook. But teaching aids are usually meant to be more exciting and engaging. For this reason, teaching aids often appeal to the senses. They can be visual (like charts or pictures), audio-based (like songs), or things that appeal to the sense of touch (like models meant to be held and explored with the hands). If you’re lucky, your teacher might even bring in some food for you to taste, like when you’re learning about different cultures. (Yes, teaching aids can be edible.)
Some teaching aids are classic classroom fixtures, such as globes, maps, and the periodic table. But technology has opened up a whole new world of learning. Devices like tablets and laptops offer limitless opportunities for teaching aids to be brought to the classroom. Yet teaching aids don’t have to be high-tech to be effective—good old flashcards can be a great way to get students to understand a concept. Teaching aids can also take the form of activities, such as a craft project that the students participate in. Interactivity is often a key part of teaching aids.
Basically, anything that enhances the learning experience—anything other than the teacher talking to students—is a teaching aid. Teaching aids are extremely important to instruction because they help students learn things in ways that go beyond a lecture or the text in a book.
Did you know ... ?
One common example of a teaching aid is an abacus, which is a device that uses beads to help children learn how to count. The abacus has been used in varying forms for thousands of years!
What are some real-life examples of teaching aid?
Teaching aids come in many different forms. Some are meant to be hands-on, while others appeal to different senses.
made this story book to use as a teaching aid in my phonics lesson. i am so chuffed with this 😍🥺 pic.twitter.com/FRFWSmNl9f
— jannat jalebi. 🍭 (@tasmiyahhhhh) January 28, 2020
Look at my new teaching aid, that my dad made me, for representing how to read phylogenetic trees e.g. that nodes can be rotated but still represent the same relationship. I just need to add some animals to the tips now #scicomm pic.twitter.com/kHMkSwCASL
— Simon Maddock (@Simon_Maddock) September 29, 2019
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True or false?
Only physical objects can be teaching aids.
How to use teaching aid in a sentence
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So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.
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This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The possibilities of certain branches of teaching have been altogether revolutionized by the cinematograph.
As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.
I suppose he is sick of the sound of them, or perhaps it is because he feels obliged to be conscientious in teaching Beethoven!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay