• Did the field trip accomplish
something specific for Linus?
Why do you say so?
• Do the materials give a true
picture of the ideas they present?
To avoid misconceptions, it is
always good to ask when the
material was produced.
• Do the materials contribute
meaningful content to the topic
under study? Does the material
help you achieve the instructional
• Is the material appropriate for
the age, intelligence, and
experience of the learners?
• Is the physical
condition of the
An example, is the
• Is there a teacher’s guide to
provide a briefing for effective
use? The chance that the
instructional material will be
used to the maximum and to
the optimum is increased
with a teacher’s guide.
• Can the materials in question help to
make students better thinkers and
develop their critical faculties? With
exposure to mass media, it is highly
important that we maintain and
strengthen our rational powers.
• Is the material worth the time,
expense and effort involved? Is it
more effective than any other less
expensive and less demanding
instructional material that can take
its place? Or is there a better
• “It is one thing to select a good
instructional materials; it is another thing
to use it well.”
• Hayden Smith and Thomas Nagel (1972)
book authors on Instructional Media
• Prepare yourself.
You should know your
lesson objective and what you
expect form the class after the
session and why you have
selected such particular
• Prepare your students.
Set reasonably and high
class expectations and
learning goals. Motivate
them and keep them
interested and engaged.
• Present the material under the best
Using media and materials,
especially if they are mechanical in
nature, often requires rehearsal and
a carefully planned performance.
• Follow up.
You use the
for the attainment of a
The materials that we select must:
Give a true picture of the ideas they
Contribute to the attainment of the
Be appropriate to the age, intelligence
and experience of the learners
Be in good and satisfactory condition
Provide for a teacher’s guide
Help develop the critical and creative
thinking powers of students
Be worth the time, expense and effort
For optimum use of the instructional
material, it is necessary that the teacher
The instructional material and
Does follow up
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“Our choices dictate of what we will become in the future.”
-Virginia L. Sevilla