Ready, Set, Learn! Exploring the Power of Multimedia to Expand Teachers’ Effectiveness at Engaging Learners and Enhancing Student Achievement

ID: 49226 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Katie Alaniz and Dawn Wilson, Houston Baptist University, United States

Tuesday, November 15 1:50 PM-2:10 PM

No presider for this session.

Anyone who spends time with today’s students appreciates the impact multimedia has on the lives of society’s younger generations. They consume, create, and publish multimedia content continuously throughout each and every day. They generate original and innovative products through programs and apps as a means of communicating and representing their experiences, ideas, and feelings. By intentionally and judiciously leveraging the power of multimedia to engage and motivate learners, educators hold the potential to expand imperative 21st century skills, such as creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. This paper highlights various tools needed by educators as they seek to plan for multimedia use with their students. More specifically, the Ready, Set, Learn! model set forth in the following pages serves to provide crucial guidance as educators begin to think through the countless options available when implementing multimedia in their classrooms.

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