Chapter 5 Making connections
Pictures say more than a thousand words. In Chapter 5, Lynell Burmark explains how as educators we must take the abstract and present information to the student in a concrete manner. It is easier for students as well as adults to relate to any kind of information if they are able to relate to real life experiences. The author gives some suggestions to provide students with concrete slides in a presentation that will build on prior knowledge. With technology being so advanced we are able to “Download images from the “Cloud That Look Like Things” page of the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website”1 Another suggestion is incorporating humor in the presentation, have sequence of events, digital flashcards, and an activity call 10:2. Students are successful in obtaining new information if it is presented concretely by using graphic organizer such as a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Usually, at every conference or meeting the audience is compelled to sit at the very back but it the presenter is able to bribe them with items of interest they might respond in a positive way. Finally, the presenter must also take into consideration the region in which the presentation will take place for adjustment of language and gestures.