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10 Types of Visual Aids For Learning [+ Teaching Aid Templates]
By Sara McGuire
As an educator, you probably understand the importance of diversifying your teaching materials. After all, it has been understood for a while now that many people learn differently.
In particular, visuals aids for learning can have a huge impact on how students retain information. While words can be abstract and hard to retain, visuals tend to be more concrete and easier to recall.
Plus, when information is presented visually, it’s a lot more engaging!
Visual aids for learning can also expand beyond the realm of just classroom posters and presentations. You can also visually enhance documents like student progress reports, lesson plans, and research reports.
After all, teachers can get bored too, right?
With a beginner-friendly design tool like Venngage, creating custom visual for any topic you want to cover is easier than ever.
Here are 10 types of visual aids for learning that will engage students and help you plan and deliver lessons more effectively. I’ve also included some design tips to help you get started.
1. Educational posters to inspire and remind students
Educational posters are a classic teaching aid that can breathe life into a classroom. Hanging posters up on your classroom walls will not only invite color into the environment, they’ll also act as helpful resources for students.
For example, here’s an educational poster that you could pin up in your classroom. The three study tips on this poster are organized with a different colored background. This is a simple poster design trick to help the information stand out.
Meanwhile, this educational poster uses icons to visualize each different type of learner. A poster with this layout this can be useful for introducing students to new or foreign concepts (for example, words in a secondary language) because they can associate each word with a visual.
2. Educational infographics to simplify complex information
Infographics are a perfect classroom tool because they can make complex information easier to understand.
There are many different types of infographics you can create, depending on the information you want to visualize. For example, you could make an infographic to summarize a new topic, to show a timeline of events, to visualize statistics, to explain a process–and more.
For example, this educational infographic uses a combination of charts, icons and creative text to show statistics about teens and social media. Visuals aids like these can be helpful for students who have trouble wrapping their heads around big numbers.
The cool thing about infographics is that there’s so many approaches you can take to create one. And the design doesn’t have to be complicated–just effective.
For example, this infographic uses a simple pattern of colorful circles to represent different vitamins. Associating each vitamin with a color can help students remember each one.
In data visualization, color plays a bigger role than just for decoration. Color can also be used as a tool to visualize information. Check out our guide to using colors to communicate effectively.
3. Creative presentations to keep students engaged with a lesson
We’ve all sat through boring presentations before. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you don’t want to be the one delivering a boring presentation!
A creative presentation template can go a long way to keep your students from snoring in the middle of class. For starters, introduce bright colors and creative fontsinto your slide design. You can also combine photos, charts and icons to illustrate concepts.
For example, this creative presentation uses a bold color palette that give each slide impact:
The combination of a script font with a more modern font helps makes for an interesting and unexpected design. Simple tricks like mixing and matching styles (as long as they’re complementary) can go a long way in your presentation design.
Presenting information in a creative and visually-stimulating way can help get students excited about a topic. This presentation template uses image frames to seamlessly incorporate different pictures of foods into each slide design:
They have a tutorial for using image frames in your design, which you can access here.
4. Educational charts to make data accessible
Simple charts are another great visual aid for learning. They can make data more approachable, and can also help reveal the stories behind data.
Look for opportunities to present information visually in your presentations, handouts, and reports, and find a chart that fits that type of information. For example, a classic pyramid chart is effective for visualizing a topic in different levels:
Charts are also handy tools for analyzing processes. There are plenty of opportunities for you to include engaging visuals in your staff presentations, personal research, and more.
For example, a common problem that many teachers face is negotiating budgets for their curriculums, programs, and resources. Well-designed visuals can help you make a good case for your budget requests.