Using Visuals to Follow Directions
Time to teach a lesson.... what is my objective? People process visual information 60,000 times faster than text and 81% of all human communication is visual. Visuals make your information more intertesting and easy to process. The bottom line: use visuals in your lesson.
This article will provide different types to visuals to follow directions in building a ladybug.
Let's make a Lego Ladybug.
Materials. For this lesson you will need:
- 6 red 1x4 (standard)
- 6 black 1x4 (standard)
- 5 red 2x6 (thin)
- 1 red 2x2 (standard)
- 1 black 1x2 (thin)
- 1 black corner 1x2 (top) and 2x2 (side)
- 2 eyes 1x1 (thin)
- 2 antennae 1x1
- 6 dots 1x1 (thin)
- 6 cone feet 1x1 (standard)
Let's get building.
Here are different directions to build your ladybug.
1: Using "I am Working For" Template with steps
2: Using "Themed Picture Cards" to follow sequence. (Punch hole and place on a ring in order)
3: Use Books and Stories Template to build.
4: Using "Picture Cards" with no words, only numbers
5: Using "Picture Schedule" / "Numbered Schedule" with the sequence in more detail.
6: Text only Directions
Now you have a beautiful Ladybug! What else can you create? Can you make your own directions for it?