Multimedia Serves Youths’ Desire to Express Themselves | Edutopia
High school students in California find their voice through multimedia and learn to make a difference through what they create and share
“Media is the language of kids,” Torres adds, saying that students who may not take to learning by reading a textbook or listening to a lecture often jump at the chance to understand complex concepts by presenting finished products in the form of a film or a Web documentary or a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Web Accessibility for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities: A Review of Research-Based Evidence in the Literature
Literature review on research related to accessibility specifically for cognitive disabilities. One conclusion from this review is that there’s very little research actually out there to draw from; most guidelines and recommendations aren’t grounded in much evidence.
Using threaded comments to build a writing community in your classroom | Reflections on Teaching
A 6th grade teacher talks about the advantage of threaded blog comments for building a writing community. This encourages much more of students talking to each other and makes it easier to follow blog conversations.
Example project from the Developing 21st Century Literacy Skills course. The assignment is to develop a project where students will develop and demonstrate 21st century literacy skills. In this project, students create a multimedia presentation with information about their state as if they are working in the visitor’s bureau and trying to convince tourists to visit.
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