Dennis Barry’s WoW presentation digital media and video to enhance literacyPresentation Transcript
Digital Video & Media to Enhance LiteracyDennis Barry’s WoW ProjectED 5670 – Literacy & Technology
Back in the Day The days of wheeling this monstrosity from classroom to classroom are over Digital technology has created opportunities in classrooms that were once thought impossible
The New Digital Frontier
Why Digital Video?
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
Effectively Using Video
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
Back in the Day Huge component systems to complete even the most simple editing tasks Completely impractical in a classroom setting Expensive $$$
Not Just Watching… Creating! Improve the School-to-Home Connection 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. Produce PSAs, Skits, and more… 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.
Not Just Watching… Creating! Create Slide Shows 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. Record Students 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.”
Creating Digital Media Encourages: communication and collaboration Research and information fluency Critical thinking, problem-solving & decision-making Technology operations & concepts
Resources Techlearning.com Technology to Enhance Literacy & Learning: Preparing a Digital Generation the Use of Digital Video and Media to Enhance Learning University of Texas at Austin - the College of Education: Digital Media Kathy Schrock Guide for Educators