1. Using Multimedia and
Emerging Technologies in
Toye J. Canty
TEC – 538
Nov. 7, 2012
Teaching today involves using technology and
traditional resources when developing and
implementing lesson plans and classroom activities.
Research states, “Today’s teacher can choose which
form of technology will put with. As such, multimedia
technologies offer today’s classroom teachers the
opportunity to move from a largely linear learning
environment to an increasingly nonlinear
environment. Such technologies also allow students a
strong degree of choice as they pursue learning with
multimedia texts.” (Lambert & Cuper, 2012)
3. Multimedia and emerging
technology in the classroom
The following presentation will explain:
 Current research about multimedia and
emerging technology in the classroom.
 The impact on the student.
 How to incorporate multimedia in current
 Technology available for staff.
4. Current Research
“We cannot assume that learners learn
the same way they always have and that
the same methods we used years ago will
work today. Based on recent research in
neurobiology, digital natives are indeed
different.” (Lambert & Cuper, 2012)
5. Current Research
A recent study by CompTIA, which
surveyed 500 K-12 and college instructors
across the country, found that 78 percent of
K-12 teachers and administrators believe
technology has positively impacted the
classroom and the productivity of students.
Roughly 65 percent of educators surveyed
also believe that students are more
productive today than they were three years
ago due to the increased reliance on
technology in the classroom. (Lytle, 2012)
6. Impact on students
Motivation and Self-Esteem
Students who use multimedia in the
classroom develop the motivation to excel, in
the classroom and beyond. Most students
enjoy the instant feedback of multimedia and
the relevance to their everyday lives.
Students who use multimedia can also
develop stronger self-esteem. They take
pride in learning new technology, and enjoy
using technology in a creative way. (Murphy,
7. Impact on students
Multimedia in the classroom encourages students to
work with each other, developing teamwork skills and learning
from their peers. Working with multimedia technology such as
computers or video involves many different small steps. If a
student doesn't understand one particular step in the process,
her classmate steps in and offers casual advice. This kind of
informal peer-to-peer tutoring benefits both students, building
confidence and social skills. Multimedia is also more visible
than traditional classroom media. Rather than handing essays
to the teacher, students work on computers or online
environments. The whole classroom is able to view the
project, fostering a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.
8. Impact on students
Using multimedia gives students active, participatory roles
in the classroom. They have independence to make decisions
and control technology, which leads to more personal
investment in the project. While using multimedia, students
often think more critically about their own progress and
abilities. Students also use more outside resources and feel
connected to society at large. For example, in an online
environment students learn how to properly cite sources and
which websites have trustworthy information. (Murphy, 2012)
9. Impact on students
Presentation is just as important as content. It's
important for students to express themselves through video,
audio, animation or any other possible medium. Students can
learn these design skills through firsthand experience with
educational multimedia. While many students are
accustomed to writing papers or giving oral presentations,
using technology requires a new mindset and creativity.
Students learn which medium is the most appropriate for
different projects. (Murphy, 2012)
10. Incorporating multimedia into
More reasons to use multimedia in the
 Develop a community of learners through online ice-breaker activities.
 Help students visualize difficult concepts or procedures more easily.
 Make language and culture come alive.
 Provide a list of authentic assignment options.
 Enhance accessibility.
 Enable visualization of concepts and their connections.
 Encourage collaboration and feedback .
 Make learning personal.
 Help students document and present their learning through authentic
11. Incorporating multimedia into
Ways to incorporate multimedia into the
 Video playlists
 Social media
 Digital cameras
12. Incorporating multimedia into
 The following link shows teachers
using technology in the classroom.
("How to use," 2009)
 Also, see video on blogging.
13. Technology Available
My school has the following technology:
 Smart boards
 Desktop and laptop computers
 Digital cameras
 Videos cameras
 Wireless Internet
 Windows 07
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