Maria Benitez Integrating Technology in theClassroom Through the use of Multimedia
Using Multimedia Helps students create stories and share ideas Digital storytelling by using a computer Examples are iMovies and a video editing program
Procedure Students self reflect or inquire a memory of a special place feelings and attitudes to write about. This is done to inspire and encourage students to write. Have students create a visual representation of topic
Hands on Approach Have students draw, paint or create a collage using KidPix computer software program. This empowers the reader to better understand. http://www.amazon.com/Kid-Pix-Deluxe-4-Home/dp/B001UXTIGS
Different Types of Multimedia Students can use digital scanner or a camcorder to recorder their story.
Digital Storytelling This type process promotes students to assist in peer coaching. Enables them to help each other in the editing process of their story. Student also embrace feedback from teachers.
Another Type of Multimedia Microsoft Power Point serve as a means for presenting assignments. Students are also able to express their thoughts and display their skills and become creative. Students can include images, visual, and sound as part of their presentation.
Technology across the Content Areas The use of technology can also be carried across Reading, Math , Science and Social Studies. Students are also able to utilize technology in any course. Writing is utilize throughout the content areas. Using technology assisting students with this process in ways they do not realize.
Benefits of Using Technology Teachers and Districts encourage students to participate by testing their abilities and limits to become critical thinkers. Students are becoming creative in the use of technology. They also gain experience as they manipulate these types of computer programs and multimedia resources.
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