Multimedia Projects in Education - Designing, Producing and Assessing by Karen S. Ivers and Ann E. Barron

The Pros of Multimedia Projects
When engaged in a multimedia project, students can:
• demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of ways (ie. differentiated instruction)
• explain their work to others
• teach each other (and even their teacher) as they work
• work co-operatively in groups
• engage in kinesthetic activities
• use multiple intelligences (Howard Gardner)
• demonstrate reflective thinking
• engage in problem-solving and higher order thinking
• organize, synthesize and evaluate information
• develop media literacy skills
• communicate information to different audiences for different purposes
• share their work with others
• develop presentation and speaking skills (English and French)
• develop fluency in reading skills (English and French)
• apply practical, real world skills
• accept and provide constructive feedback
• practise digital citizenship skills in context
• learn where to find copyright free music, videos and pictures
• have fun while learning


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MULTIMEDIA APPS AND SOFTWARE - Web 2.0 Directory

Comic Programs: ComicLife | BitstripsforSchools | GoAnimate
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Video and Pictures:
iMovie/Windows Movie Maker
iPhoto/Photoshop
Picnik
Picaboo
Creative Commons
Veezle
Google Search Stories - video creator
Collage Programs - 18 sites where you can make collages from your pictures
Image Chef
Creaza
ScrapWalls - shape collages

Podcasting:
Garageband | Audacity - podcasts, music projects, compositions, etc. | Music Resources - copyright free

Presentation Tools:
Keynote/Powerpoint (Death by PowerPoint )
Voicethread
Slideshare
Wordle
• Great Expectations text by Charles Dickens on Gutenburg Project site.
Also try Tagxedo - web clouds with style and Tagcrowd

Tom Barrett - 43 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom


Interesting Ways to Use series - all 27 slideshows in one place
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Voki
Gliffy
TCEA Presentation Links
Fotobabble
Pictaps
Mixbook

Writing:
Writing on the Web | CoolTools4Schools | Blogs
Five Card Flickr
AHS Tools
Google Tools Tutorials - Free Technology for Teachers
Wall Wisher
Bookemon