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Title: Multimedia can Transform your Classroom: Why Its Worth the Effort

Multimedia can Transform your Classroom Why Its
Worth the Effort
  • Presented by
  • Terri Friedlander,
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School

  • Multimedia rules todays world and the internet.
  • Dee Lucas, Cocoa Beach Media Specialist, attended
    FETC and said We need to be using the KIDS
    Technology of today with our content!
  • This little video is a great parody- When I
    Become a Teacher? http//
  • Trivia Where is the headquarters of
  • Apple computers? Giveaway a CD

A little about me
  • Teach computer literacy in Business Ed classes
  • Held other jobs like programmer, consultant and
    IT manager for the worlds largest law firm
  • Last year, I heard about Floridas Master Digital
    Educator program
  • Great Resources for all teachers on their web
  • http//
  • Run by University of South Florida in Tampa
  • Why it worth the effort??
  • USF is spending millions of dollars to get
    teachers in Florida to implement lessons with
  • Exciting program that really motivated me to use
    the latest technology for my lessons

A little history
  • 31 teachers were selected - Mac and IBM
    compatibles and some from Apple Distinguished
    Educator program
  • Show Think Different Video http//www.theappleco
  • Apple Computers encouraged and rewarded teachers
    to use technology
  • Trivia What year did Apple launch the Think
    Different campaign? CD giveaway

A little about my students
  • Often high school kids already know how to create
    a basic Word document so theyre Bored.
  • Took a computer elective to play games all period
    on the internet?
  • Always have a Mixed level of computer experience.
  • Last year I heard Dr. Will Daggett at the
    inservice at Astronaut HS Very inspiring
  • Lots about globalization with an emphasis on
    technology education to provide our students with
    skills to compete for jobs the future of
    technology is a PC the size of a watch
  • The challenge for me (and all teachers) is to
    engage them, to motivate them, to entertain them
    almost the way they find the internet
    entertaining while they are being educated.
  • Multimedia can do all these things in your
  • Trivia Where is the headquarters of IBM?
    Giveaway a CD.

Beyond PowerPoint
  • Sure you can teach students how to make a slide
    show in Microsoft PowerPoint. Need slide
    transitions, sound clips and animations
  • But how to Engage students with this lesson?
  • Instead of clipart, get animated icons
  • Which bus is better ?

Or this?
  • http// and get animated
  • Or this? Custom Animations
  • Create a Motion Path Actions/Sounds

How can you use a digital camera to enhance
  • Multimedia Hardware digital camera
  • Class introductions
  • Click here for http//
  • Take their photos and have them use it in their
    electronic portfolios
  • Calendar Project for the year - use as a gift
  • Country Project use as a multidisciplinary
    social studies project

Multimedia hardware- web camera
  • Walmart sells it for 25
  • Kids use them for video chat
  • You can make a movie to show to class if there
    will be a substitute
  • You can record a students review of a book and
    make a Book Talk- Promote reading of the Sunshine
    State Books.
  • We did this with this little web camera.
  • Heir Apparent by Emily

How to Make A Book Talk Video with a web camera
  • Ask a student to be your Interviewee
  • Begin with a script of questions on the book such
    as the author, the plot and the main characters
  • Capture the video with the software
  • Import the video into the program Microsoft
    Moviemaker (or if you are a Mac fan, use the
    program called iMovie) The programs do
    essentially the same thing.
  • Import still pictures into Moviemaker and add
    slide titles and captions.
  • Why its worth the effort? Students love to see
    themselves and it promotes reading!
  • Chasing Vermeer by Laura

Software Microsoft Moviemaker or Apple iMovie
  • How much is Windows Moviemaker?
  • Answer-Its FREE!!
  • Its installed already in Windows 2000 and xp
  • Its really easy to learn
  • hand out the moviemaker booklet
  • TRIVIA What year did the world wide web begin?
  • Handout a CD to the winner

Ideas for Moviemaker
  • Pasco HS has done so much
  • Teacher video for parents
  • http//
  • Leave a video for students if substitute for the
  • Students make video storytelling
  • http//

Show steps to Moviemaker
  • Capture Video
  • Split video, cut video, edit sound
  • Create beginning slide and end slide
  • Add transition effects on slide or video
  • Add music files
  • Add digital photos
  • Save as a .wmv file for the internet or for a
    Windows media player

What is a podcast?
  • Do your students own ipods?
  • Do they download music regularly?
  • We should know as much as they know.
  • Click on the result of our video online
  • http//
  • Upload to any one of free sites

Why Multimedia Is Worth The Effort?
  • Do you feel appreciated??
  • A student who couldnt get Excel and was
    struggling, became alive with the Calendar
    project! Loved putting in the words of wisdom and
    photos. Did most of it at home for hours!
  • Kid who just loved making the calendar actually
    thanked me for inspiring him and made it better
    over Holiday Break
  • Another students mother wrote me a note about
    how much their child learned and would use in the
  • Even Kids who are into sports loved working on
    the school video
  • Focus kids on the positive about their
  • Promotes School Pride!
  • Integrates with promoting reading and writing
  • Suddenly students who always wanted to play games
    on the internet were playing games by working
    on custom animations in PowerPoint.
  • Technology is the future. Students are better
    prepared for the world of work and college

  • How do you/could you integrate digital images
    into your curriculum?
  • How could students create their own digital
    images and videos in your classroom?
  • How might this technology enhance your existing
    lesson, units, or projects?

More about the MDE program
  • Most of what Ive done recently is due to the
    Florida Master Digital Educator program.
  • Its a training opportunity
  • Its an opportunity to train people over the
    summer and hear their input
  • Its a networking opportunity!
  • My fellow MDEs have shared their great ideas
  • Click here to see what theyre doing in Palm
    Beach county http//

Would you like to apply for the Florida MDE
  • The program accepts teacher applications for MDE
    cohorts each year http//
  • Web site lists details and application forms
  • Or you can attend a 4 day workshop in the summer
    called the summer institute. Check at
  • Or you can get an online Certificate from the
    University of Tampa (most long term and most
    expensive option)

  • I can be reached by email at
  • I have web sites all over the place but my school
    site is
  • http//
  • My latest creation Promote the Academy of
    International Business
  • http//