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Content: Alternate Modes of Instruction

Purpose

This activity shows the value of providing alternative modes of instruction to all students by asking you to imagine instructional arrangements that would help you learn if you had a serious sensory loss, such as blindness or deafness.

Procedures:

Select a 30-60 minute television program that provides factual information (e.g., a history or science documentary film.

TAKE NOTES

  1. Watch the first 15 minutes of the program with the television volume turned off completely.
  2. Take notes. Write down what you are learning by watching the program. Also write down questions when you can’t figure out what the visual imagery in the program is trying to convey. What could have helped you? Make a List.
  3. Watch the second 15 minutes of the program with the television volume turned on but the picture turned off or turned away from it.
  4. Take notes on what you are learning and write down questions when you are unsure about what the program is trying to convey. What could have helped you? Make a list.
  5. If able share your lists with your professional peers.

Module: Helping with Instruction

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