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Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia

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Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Cassandra Love

Asheville, North Carolina

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

Projector for showing a Website (optional)

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Flip Book

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Flip Book

The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.

 

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PREPARATION

  • This lesson is designed to be co-planned and co-taught by the classroom teacher and the school library media specialist. Meet to decide responsibilities for teaching the lessons and assessing student work, as well as to arrange logistics for using the library media center.

  • The student work in this lesson depends on background knowledge about copyright law and fair use. The classroom teacher and school library media specialist should together adapt materials and activities from Students as Creators: Exploring Copyright to support students in this lesson.

  • Prepare one copy of the Multimedia Project Assignment, Multimedia Project Planning Sheet, and Multimedia Tools and Tutorials handout for each group.

  • Prepare several copies of the Image and Sound Organizer and Multimedia Project Storyboard handouts for each group.

  • Prepare one copy of the Peer Review handout for each student.

  • The classroom teacher and school library media specialist should familiarize themselves with multimedia tools available at school, including computer presentation, photo, sound, video, and drawing programs; video equipment; cameras and other photography equipment; scanners; etc. If necessary, arrange to use this equipment as needed in Sessions Three - Nine.

  • Review the pertinent tools and tutorials from the Multimedia Tools and Tutorials handout or Web page, and select the ones that will work best for your students and the available equipment.

  • If not already familiar with posting work to the school Website, the classroom teacher and school library media specialist should become familiar with this process. Alternatively, prepare for recording students' finished products on CD.

  • Test the ReadWriteThink Flip Book and ReadWriteThink Multimedia Analysis Chart on your computers to become familiar with the tools and ensure that have the Flash plug-in is installed. Schools can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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