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Matt Renwick

Why Your Students Forgot Everything On Your PowerPoint Slides | EdSurge News - 31 views

  • We’ve all got a limited amount of working memory, so when we have to handle information in more than one way, our load gets heavier, and progressively more challenging to manage.
  • when you lighten the load, it’s easier for students’ brains to take information in and transform it into memory.
  • The duplicated pieces of information--spoken and written--don’t positively reinforce one another; instead, the two effectively flood students’ abilities to handle the information.
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  • mixing visual cues with auditory explanations (in math and science classrooms, in particular) are essential and effective
  • delivering content in a conversational tone will increase learning
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