Types of Instructional Media

July 3, 2019 | Author: Darryl Myr Florano | Category: Mass Media, Multimedia, Physics & Mathematics, Mathematics, Learning
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Text media is consists of alphanumeric letter and characters either printed on papers, books, or projected from a computer screen. It is the most commonly used media in most classrooms today. Types of text media: • • • •

Printed Books, brochures, newspapers, manuals Displayed Bulletin boards, flipcharts Projected Texts projected by LCD or overhead projectors Digital E-books, E-zines, E-journals


Audio media refers to the various means that can make human voice and and othe otherr sou sounds nds into nto more ore power owerfu full form orms of infor nform mati ation, on, communication, and education. Its type ranges from the traditional vinyl record records s and casset cassette te tapes tapes to digita digitall ones ones like like compac compactt discs discs and portable media players. The use of audio media can stimulate students learning and may serve as motivation for them. From the content areas like Math and Science to the musically-inclined subjects like MAPEH, audio media has a great application.


Most of us are visual people. We learn and remember  things through pictures or images. Visual media has a great contribution to our learning. Our mind processes messages as images rather than as audio or texts. A person should be visually literate in order to critically evalua evaluate, te, exami examine, ne, and effici efficient ently ly use variou various s visual visual representa representations tions around him. A visually visually literate literate person finds finds and accesses needed images efficiently. efficiently. He can also evaluate the appropriateness and reliability of the image before using it. Furthermore, he can also make and create his own visual design.

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As the name connotes, it is MEDIA IN MOTION. It combines motion, motion, color, and sound in ways that can show ideas better than any other medium. Videos are example of this kind of media. Advantages of using motion media in the classroom are as folllows: 1. Motion is the best media in portraying concepts that include motion. (E.g. The division of cells) 2. Steps and procedures can be shown more effectively. 3. It provides risk-free observation. Phenomena that might be dangerous when view directly, like volcanic eruption, can be shown in videos without causing any hazardous effect. 4. It can also bring affective impact to students. PEOPLE MEDIA

This media has two types: People as media and People in media. The former is the use of people as a medium by utilizing the people themselves to transfer information while the latter pertains to the people working in mass media. Examples of people as media are teachers, teachers, students, students, administr administration ation,, resource resource speakers, speakers, etc. People in media include the editorial board, tv and radio people, etc. MANIPULATIVE MEDIA

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how to do paper-and-pencil computations. The implementation of this trend is beginning in the early elementary grades. 2. Engl Englis ish/ h/Fi Fili lipi pino no Auditory discrimination and phonics manipulatives incorporate text with vibrant graphics  and are useful for teaching English vocabulary. Decoding manipulatives offer abundant practice applying rules as students learn English  words and structure.  Scrambled sentences teach English syntax as they foster reading comprehension and fluency.  Students who have difficulty learning due to language barriers, auditory deficiencies, or  behavioral issues have a much easier time stay engaged and on task when manipulative models are introduced. 3.

Science To demonstrate Newton's First Law of Motion, students calculate average speed based on their observations of a rolling marble. Answers will vary depending on the distance and speed at which the marbles roll.  Using a ball and bat, students can observe Newton's Second Law o f Motion by increasing the force of their swings to make the ball travel faster and farther.  The concept of inertia becomes visible when students stack four or five dominoes and use a ruler to knock the bottom domino out repeatedly until there is only one left. A creative science teacher can demonstrate any number of scientific theories by having  students bring in such things as soap, miniature toy cars, balance scales, toothpicks, modeling clay, rope, and coins. 

4. Social Studies/MAPEH  Geography – use of globe to find the absolute and relative location of a certain place  Music – use of musical instruments


Multimedia is a combination of many forms of media. It may be audio and text. motion, audio and text, manipulatives and audio, and more. The use of multimedia is very interesting and engaging. It also provides multi-sensorial approach to teaching. Students with different modes of learning benefit in using multimedia in the classrooms.

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