Dennis barry’s wo w presentation digital media and video to enhance literacy
Digital Video & Media to Enhance LiteracyDennis Barry’s WoW ProjectED 5670 – Literacy & Technology<br />
Back in the Day<br />The days of wheeling this monstrosity from classroom to classroom are over<br />Digital technology has created opportunities in classrooms that were once thought impossible<br />
Why Digital Video?<br /><ul><li>Get students energized and engaged in hands-on learning experiences
The perfect medium for students who are auditory or visual learners
Taps into emotions which stimulate and enthrall students</li></li></ul><li>Effectively Using Video<br /><ul><li>Research shows using digital video as an enhancement to a lesson is the most effective method
Specific learning objectives should be determined, an instructional sequence should be developed and reinforcement activities planned</li></li></ul><li>
Back in the Day<br />Huge component systems to complete even the most simple editing tasks<br />Completely impractical in a classroom setting<br />Expensive $$$<br />
Not Just Watching… Creating!<br />Improve the School-to-Home Connection<br />A third-grade teacher at Village School in Pacific Palisades, California, recorded his students explaining to their parents how to play a math game. Now their parents can play the same game at home. A music teacher at the school captures snippets of students to include in a video he sends to parents in lieu of a printed newsletter.<br />Produce PSAs, Skits, and more…<br />The broadcasting crew at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, records public-service announcements for the school’s live morning show. Sometimes they perform short skits that focus on vocabulary, wordplay, and idioms, says technology teacher Karen Hartung. <br />
Not Just Watching… Creating!<br />Create Slide Shows<br />Mary Williams’s chemistry students at St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, use Animoto (www.animoto.com), a free site that produces video pieces from phones, video clips, and music, to make 90-second (or longer) slide shows about the elements in the periodic table. <br />Record Students<br />Becky Goerend, a sixth-grade teacher at Earlham Elementary in Iowa, records student responses to their independent-reading assignments. “In the past they would write their thoughts in a notebook. Now they can share them verbally,” says Goerend. “It’s a simple thing, but technology motivates. I have a closet in my classroom that I use as the recording booth.” <br />
Creating Digital Media Encourages:<br />communication and collaboration<br />Research and information fluency<br />Critical thinking, problem-solving & decision-making<br />Technology operations & concepts<br />
Resources<br />Techlearning.com<br />Technology to Enhance Literacy & Learning: Preparing a Digital Generation<br />the Use of Digital Video and Media to Enhance Learning<br />University of Texas at Austin - the College of Education: Digital Media<br />Kathy Schrock Guide for Educators<br />
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