Multimedia in theClassroom Presented for TEC 538 Grand Canyon University By: Jennifer Bradley
Defined Multimedia - the combined use of several media, as sound and full-motion video in computer applications. (www.dictionary.com)
Technology Study The U.S. Department of Education states that all students be technologically literate by the 8th grade. In 2000 a study by Software and Information Industry Association reviewed 311 research studies on the effectiveness of technology on student achievement Findings “Revealed positive and consistent patterns when students were engaged in technology rich environments, including significant gains, and achievement in all subject areas. Increased achievement in pre-k to high school in regular and special needs students, and improved attitudes toward learning and increased self esteem.” (www.ncrel.org).
Research 16th percentile point general increase by using a whiteboard. 26th percentile point increase by using graphics and visuals. 26th percentile point achievement from using voting systems. 31st percentile point gain by using INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS reinforcers.
In 2009, the Marzano Research Laboratory conducted a study that involved 85 teachers and 170 classrooms. They found that three features included in the use of interactive whiteboards had a significant relationship with student achievement. (Marzano 2009). This study also emphasized that this powerful tool, the interactive whiteboard, must be used with good classroom practice. We cannot assume that just by turning it on, student achievement will happen. Research Continued
Impact on the Student Learners become teachers with the use of technology and teachers become true advisers and mentors to student learning. “Sharing knowledge and the management of knowledge becomes a necessary skill for the modern day teacher and learner.” (www.usdla.org)
Student Empowerment Technology empowers students as the teacher and learner because they are actively involved in the learning process. Intriguing Motivating Allows creativity
Multimedia Universe Just as the planets revolve around the sun, teachers and students should revolve around technology. We as educators need to embrace technology and use the tools that students know and excited them to learn.
Tools in the Multimedia Universe Presentation- PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Story Maker, Claymation, Glogster, Musuem Box, ReadWriteThink,etc. Maps and Brainstorming- Inspiration, Google Earth, Bubble.us, Collaboration Tools –CoSketch, Cacoo, Google Docs, Blogs, Wiki’s,etc. Timelines- Xtimeline, Time Glider, Timetoast Visualized Text- Wordle, Tagxedo, New York Times Visualization Lab
Incorporating With Curriculum Multimedia can be incorporated with any curriculum map. In our elementary schools technology is used as a differentiated tool, used in RTI, and in working to reach all student learning styles. Some examples: Social Studies- United Streaming: Discovery Learning Math- ThinkCentral, Math Fact Café, Multiplication.com Science- Brain Pop, National Geographic for Kids Reading-Lexia, Education City Technology- Learning.com, moodle, MimioConnect All subject areas- MimioTeach, Mimio View, Mimio Vote, Mimio Pad, LCD Projector
Technology Available White boards have been around for the last decade, but with our phenomenal 21st century emerging technologies, the Mimio company has taken these tools to a new level. Made just for teachers, this interactive system of teaching tools, MimioClassroom Solution, is a suite of tools that are student friendly, fun, and easy to use. They include interactive whiteboards, assessment systems, document cameras, software, and wireless hubs/tools. Making your classroom come alive, involving your students in their own learning, and saving precious teaching time, has never been so easy. Get ready to immerse yourself in technology that will help you become the best 21st century educator.
Mimo Classroom Tools Mimio Teach This magnetic tool instantly turns any dry erase board into an interactive whiteboard. It is the integral hub of the technology suite. It comes equipped with a wireless receiver, called a stylus. Say goodbye to dry erase markers! You can access anything from your computer right from the whiteboard. The best part is creating engaging lessons through Mimo Notebook and using with your teach. It is quick, clear, reliable, and easy to use!
Mimio View Document Camera Vote Receivers son Copy Cut Freeze
Video Clip The following clip is to provide a real world sense of technology and multimedia usage. http://bcove.me/cse7o9af
References USDLA - United States Distance Learning Association: Home . USDLA - United States Distance Learning Association: Home . Retrieved May 25, 2011, from http://www.usdla.org Critical Issue: Using Technology to improve student achievement. North Central Regional Education Labratory. Retrieved May 31, 2011, from www.ncrel.org Marzano, R. J. Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards. Multiple Measures. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from http://ascd.org Pictures istockphoto.com wheelhouseadvisors.wordpress.com