A UVM blog from the Center of Teaching and Learning.
"This post focuses on one of the three core principles in UDL: multiple means of representation.
This means moving beyond textual representation by presenting information and conceptual knowledge to students in a variety of formats, e.g., images, video, and audio. Not only does research indicate that this practice can enhance student understanding and retention of course content, it can also be used to engage students and prime discussion. Students responding to an image, song or movie clip can spark reflection and debate."
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” By Edward de Bono
Infographics can be a great way for students to present data to the class on a research project they are doing or an arguments such as books verses ebooks. Infograohics align with many of the Common Core and Essential Standards objectives.Remember the data used for infographics could be data just from your classroom, school or community as long as that is stated.
Using your computer and showing these resources to the class via your digital projector, you'll be able to demonstrate and discuss concepts using these multimedia resources that engage students in multiple modalities.
Below is a selection of some of the best iPad apps we have reviewed in the last couple of years. These apps are particularly curated for student researchers and academics. They provide a wide variety of features geared towards helping you with your research papers and enhancing your academic productivity. Check them out below and share with your colleagues.
For this first episode, we welcome three teachers from the book to describe how they approach the craft of digital writing with audio, video, and other multimedia tools. Elana Waugh, Bath Elementary School, explains how her ...
"Looking for a fresh way to create rich educational presentations? Meograph helps users create and share uniquely dynamic interactive projects, incorporating Google Maps and Google Earth to generate a story time line, which can be enhanced with images, video clips, text, audio narration, and links for more in-depth information."
This is in Beta release, but you may sign up for an account. Currently it only works in Chrome but they say that versions for Firefox and Safari will be available.
Once again Susan Oxnevad has created a great tool in Google Docs. This one will elp students with multimedia presentations "The Google Docs Presentation is well-suited for use as a starting point for short student driven research projects because of the availability of efficient integrated research tools right on the page. To introduce students and teachers to the built in features, I created a simple template to guide the learning and help everyone discover the usefulness of the tool." The post goes on to share tips on how to use the template, a look at the template, how to access the template and how to make your own.
Education.VideoBlocks.com is a database of royalty free and copyright safe multimedia clips that students and teachers can legally download and use in a variety of video editing and media projects. Through an affordable subscription to VideoBlocks, teachers, students and schools get instant access to unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, After Effects templates and much more.
The internet is fast becoming a place of spectacle.
Early transition to the world wide web was marked by text-heavy prose while developers struggled for ways to “digitize” old media forms. Admittedly, this process is not entirely new. The benefits and allure (not always one and the same) of multimedia have been leveraged from the beginning by web designers and app developers trying to leverage the strengths of the electronic media vs print.
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