with images, sounds and video
Multimedia are wonderful stimuli and should be used as much as
possible for starting tasks, encouraging discussion, raising questions,
developing enquiry, making connections.
setting: Multimedia can be used to set a mood in a classroom
for drama, literacy, discussion etc
Achievement : Using photos, audio and video to capture
achievement when note-taking or looking at written work is just
not enough; in discursive work, circle time, show and tell,
drama, narrative speaking, mind-mapping, PE, art work, technology
and retentions: Creating podcasts or audiocasts of difficult
and/or important materials which could be downloaded from the
school VLE / website or given to the students on a memory stick.
use of images, sounds and video
a picture paints a thousand words then how many does a video clip! Many
students will have access to both a digital stills and a digital video
camera via their mobile devices (see the paper on section 1 of this
site). Thus they will be able to capture visual data which can be used
in all sorts of ways. For some ideas see some of the case
Trips: students can capture information in all formats
on any trip. These give a more accurate and much better record
of the trip than a clip board and mean that instruction sheets
can be laminated with the answers recorded rather than scribbled.
Children using sound / video recording to make notes, record thoughts,
Children can make presentations and add sound using Voice Narration
(Powerpoint) an effective way of providing assessment materials
for those who are more orate than literate. Pictures also add
to almost any piece of narrative or factual writing both images
from a store and images that the pupils have taken themselves
using any digital device. Get them to port them to school on their
mobile device or using a key drive.
Boarding: Making story board using images and speech
bubbles or voice recording - can be used across the curriculum.
Both Photostory3 and Powerpoint/Keynote are good vehicles for
Make a 3' video as a short news item on a subject that you are
Interview a person or persons about a topic you are studying -
edit this as appropriate