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Characteristics of Good Teaching Aids

A few characteristics of good teaching aids are as follows :1) Teaching aids are large enough to be seen by the students for whom they are used.
2) Teaching aids are meaningful and they always stand to serve a useful purpose.
3) Teaching aids are up to the mark and up to date in every respect.
4) Teaching aids are simple , cheap and may be improvised.
5) Teaching aids are accurate and realistic.
6) Teaching aids are according to the mental level of the learners.
7) Their purpose may be informative but it is not just entertainment.
8) Teaching aids helps in realization of stipulated learning objects.
9) Teaching aids are really very useful and can be used in many lessons and at different class
10) Teaching aids are useful for supplementing the teaching process but they cannot replace the

Advantages of Teaching Aids

1) Supplement in verbal instructions.
2) Teaching aids makes learning permanent.
3) Teaching aids provide variety.
4) Teaching aids are helpful in attracting attention of the students.
5) Teaching aids saves time and energy.
6) Teaching aids encourages the healthy classroom interaction.
7) Teaching aids helps the teacher to create situations for teaching the beginners. 8) Teaching aids
are helpful in creating positive environment for discipline.
9) Teaching aids are helpful in meeting individual differences.
10) Teaching aids helps in providing speech training to the pupils.
11) Teaching aids enable the children to retain language items for a longer time. 12) Teaching
aids gives vividness to the learning situation.
13) Teaching aids makes the abstract ideas concrete and thus help in making learning more


Non projected visuals are those aids which are used without any projection. So they
translate abstract ideas into a more realistic format. They allow instruction to move from
verbal representation to a more concrete level.

1. Abundant and are easily obtainable.

2. Requires no electricity
3. Appropriate for low budget
4. Not much artistic ability is required in the use of these visual aids.
5. Can be used in many ways at all levels of instruction and discipline
6. Used to stimulate creative expression such as tell stories or writing stores
7. Many of them can be converted into projected aids.

8. Some of them can be projected through an opaque projector.

Types of Non-Projected Visuals

Still pictures
Real objects
Field trip
Display surfaces
Other free and inexpensive materials (Newspapers, flash cards, etc