Animations can help visually explain concepts that a static illustration or text description might not capture. Animations can also be replayed and viewed by students to assist in comprehension. Some animations have configurable properties that the student or teacher can manipulate to model the impact of various changes.
Modeling the Animation
Before allowing students to access the animation independently, the teacher should model its use and explicitly discuss with the class how it relates to the concepts the students are learning.
National Library for Visual Manipulatives
The [[ http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html | National Library for Visual Manipulatives ]] has various animation modules of lessons such as reflections and transformations.
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