What if teaching and learning design closed the gap between the teachers world and the students’ quickly and naturally every time? What if instruction could be designed in such a way that it captured students’ learning styles, tapped into their array of learning modalities, unleashed their motivation and did it through digital mediums?
Learning is a process of building a neural network. Over the expansion of a lifetime individuals construct neural networks that help them reference their world. The way humans build these neural networks is through different experiences that relate to representational experiences, symbolic figurative occurrence, concrete episodes, abstract developments, or symbolic interactions with their world.
Designing instruction around these modalities of learning is a powerful instructional component that can enhance a student's understanding and retention of information. Modality instruction is essentially the ability to integrate the diverse senses either in isolation or in arrangement to engage and reinforce the learning process. By the very design of teaching, a lesson can cross over into the digital world of modality instruction. As teachers consciously enter the world of how students learn, they begin to build a necessary partnership with their students within the learning process. This can be accomplished through the use of tablets and by selecting the correct application to match modalities of learning. The Edu App blog is puposfully designed to help teachers select the digital applications and apply instructional practices that are integrated to fit different modalities of learning.