Prompt students to use visuals to work through complex concepts

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Using Visual Tools to Organize Students’ Thinking and Deepen Learning

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Use visual tools to organize students’ thinking and deepen learning

Support student understanding of complex content through the use of visuals

Visual tools such charts, graphic organizers, tables, flowcharts, Venn diagrams, timelines, and T-charts can be used to help students gain a deeper understanding of complex topics, issues, processes, or problems. These visualizations not only help students more easily learn complex material, they also help students more easily retrieve what they have learned because they receive it in an organized and visual structure (Nilson & Goodson, 2018).

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