Multimedia Inside andOutside the Classroom21stCentury SkillsThrough the Use of Technology Made AccessibleMary Mardirosian, Ed.D
The Problem I Saw…Incorporating 21stCentury skills has lead to the need andthe desire to use more technologyYet, often instructors are intimidated by technologyOr, they don’t know where to even begin
My Requirements for a GoodSolutionInstructors simply need to require the use of technology.The goal is to incorporate 21stCentury Skills with anyexisting assignment.Your students are already familiar with technology,therefore they will embrace it when you ask them tointegrate it with any assignment.
The Solution I FoundInstructors will also be given examples of assignmentsthat incorporated technology.These assignments include the use of: prezis, comic stripsand cartoons.The tools in technology can also be utilized as tools ininstruction in Higher Education.
A Few Practical Steps InImplementing the SolutionGive students the option to utilize technologyYou do not need to be an actual expertBe open to it
The format the technology isassignedStudents are given a series of links with the suggestion toutilize them for their class presentations.They may be used with both online and onsite classes.
Dr. Mardirosian’sSuggested Project linkshttp://www.makebeliefscomix.comhttp://prezi.com/prezi-for-education/http://goanimate.com/
Why these are goodexamples…Please, note: The examples that I suggest are compiledfrom student work.The candidates used different forms of technology fordifferent presentations assigned in various classes thatthey showed in class.The assignment demonstrates learning because ratherthan a “traditional” PowerPoint, students used prezi’s,comics, and even cartoons, in their graduate level MATTESOL classes.
Features for PreziYou can create a free account through the public option.Choose the template that you like best.Prezi provides the frames for the information.You may add more frames or edit the presentation.You may download your prezi for future use
Extracting a Prezi1. Once completely done editing the prezi click on thesave and exit button2. A new window will open and you will have options,go click “Download”3. A box will open under the “Download” button,make sure the first option should be clicked “Export toPortable prezi to present offline” and click the blue“download” button4. It might take a couple of minutes to start loading, bepatient.
Extracting a Prezi5. Once the prezi is done a link will be given “click thislink to download” in blue. Click it.6. A new window opens click on “open”7. You will see a yellow folder, open that folder8. You will see three icons, click on the last one that isnamed prezi9. Another window opens and it has three options also,click on “Extract all”
Sample of student work fromUSC MAT TESOLCandidates from the MAT TESOL program utilizetechnology as part of their class presentations.Prezi on Self and Peer Assessment USC EDUC521Cultivating Student-Centered International ClassroomsUSC EDUC 563 Teaching from a Comparative andInternational Perspective
Sample of student work fromUSC MAT TESOL 563http://prezi.com/rulq4rxepvy4/cultivation-student-centered-interanational-classroom_kelly_davis-kiser-563/?auth_key=c1a9091f79ef047d41b07aa1bde0c39221ba88c2
Sample of student work fromUSC MAT TESOL 521http://prezi.com/kyevu7wborsk/self-and-peer-assessment/
Comic Strip AdvantagesGo to www.makebeliefscomix.comNo account setup is necessary.Choose the layout you want to use.Choose your own characterAdd emotions, objects, scenes and animateYou can change the background colorChoose to have from 2-4 comic panels.Insert thought bubbles, using the “Talk Balloons”
Comic Strip FeaturesContinuedYou then have the option to print your comic and emailit to yourself.The example is reduced in size to fit the slide, but it canbe enlarged.
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Go Animate FeaturesTo create a free account you need an email address,display name and password.“Full Video Maker Tutorial” gives you all the stepsnecessary to make your video. You can select the background, the character, and addvoices. You may also add scenes, including the poses,emotions, and gestures.You can preview and edit your videoThe title and tags features make it easier to find.Your videos are saved and easily accessible.
Animation and AssessmentThis animation demonstrates terms from the EDUC 521Assessment classIt shows different forms of assessment.Classmates were asked to create their own animations inreal time.
My Teaching…Inspired by MAT TESOL candidates and an ELD CSCmeetingApplied to assignments in MAT TESOL programCandidates applied technology in their own classesI used it with my own high school students
The EndThank you so much for attending this presentation.Any Questions?Also, if you’d like to take time to brainstorm on your ownexisting assignments, we can do that as well.