MULTIMEDIA IN THE CLASSROOMSue Kanopka5th Grade TeacherStony Creek Elementary
1ST SUCCESS: VOICETHREAD This is an amazing tool for students! Students can express their learning about a topic with ease. Voicethread is especially effective for students who struggle with pencil and paper tasks. Students can share their learning by talking it out and then adding pictures to connect to their words. Here is my voicethread project:http://voicethread.com/share/3700464/
2ND SUCCESS: ANIMOTO Creating video is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with animoto video. Upload pictures to the site, add music, text and presto—your own video. This is a tool I will use ALL the time for personal and classroom projects!! Here the link to my video recapping an excellent field trip to University of Penn Museum: http://animoto.com/play/HAjwOkWN3HKDyvgJ1IyvI Q
3RD SUCCESS: FLICKR Flickr is a tool that many of my friends and family use and I have heard a lot about. Now, I understand why! Uploading pictures to Flickr allows you to group them into sets and send them out to friends. Here is an example of some photos I gropued for an Holiday “E” card on Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrskanopka/sets/72157631981838182/
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: IMOVIE Creating video is something 5th graders do naturally. Video speaks to them in a language they understand. I know that by presenting video and by creating video students will be engaged and retain their learning. Here is the link to my iMovie video posted on School Tube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k73nvxgHO ns&list=HL1353440228&feature=mh_lolz
CHALLENGING WORK Editing pictures was SO challenging for me! I thought it would be a piece of cake to crop, change and manipulate photos, but it was the exact opposite. The process takes a lot of patience and precision—two things that are NOT inherently part of my personality. I chose a batch of holiday pictures and manipulated them so I could create an “E” Card for our Christmas Cards. The project was then uploaded to Flickr so I could send it out to the masses! Here is my “E” Card link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrskanopka/sets/72157 631981838182/
CLASSROOM APPLICATION Multimedia in the classroom is no longer a once in a while thing. Students in this digital generation have always been around media and thrive when they are learning with it. I have already used Voice Thread, Animoto and iMovie with my students as a result of the class!
ANOTHER GREAT COURSE! Multimedia in the Classroom was another excellent class that helped meaddress the needs of the students in my classroom! I have learned so much about technology And student based learning from all of your courses!!! Thanks!