Creating Media for Learning
Student-Centered Projects Across the Curriculum
Foreword by Scott McLeod
Help Students Show Learning Through Media Creation
Education hinges on effective communication. This book demonstrates how media has become a core component of modern communication and highlights the need to incorporate student-centered media projects throughout the curriculum. Self-expression with media will enhance the learning process and allow students to creatively demonstrate their knowledge.
The strategies and tactics these pages offer equip educators to make their students enthusiastic experts at producing dynamic media projects. Content includes:
- The how, why, and when of prompting students to create their own media across subjects and grade levels.
- Keys to mastery of media formats from simple photography to eBooks to complex animations.
- Detailed descriptions of student projects that utilize different media.
- The benefits of media sharing, and how to do it responsibly.
- The innovative use of Augmented Reality, so readers can activate a video on the book’s printed pages with their mobile devices.
Across all disciplines, mastery of media creation is central to the success of current and next generation students. Educators who implement this book’s ideas will be amazed by the resultant increase in student engagement and depth of learning.
“What a thoughtful collection of student-created products. This book highlights a variety of multimedia projects, offers a multitude of best practices and practical implementation tips, and is sure to empower teachers to help students find their voice.”
Lisa Johnson, Eanes ISD Ed Tech @TechChef4u
"What a thoughtful collection of student-created products. This book highlights a variety of multimedia projects, offers a multitude of best practices and practical implementation tips, and is sure to empower teachers to help students find their voice."
"Gliksman does an excellent job of encouraging teachers to integrate learner-centered media projects into their lessons by providing a one-stop resource for project ideas. Each chapter provides media-based project descriptions, costs and benefits, digital tool options, and actual teacher projects. A great book for teachers and professional development leaders who are looking for learner-centered digital project ideas."
"This book is full of brilliant ideas! You can tell that Sam works daily with students and teachers. Teachers will enjoy the playful tone of the book, and they will appreciate the numerous student examples. The book gives reasons why you want to use specific media and then follows through with how to do it well. A lot of useful advice packed into one book!"