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

Media Planning and Production

Media Planning and Production

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

—Benjamin Franklin


  • Recognizing that media projects will be rigorous academic exercises when students are required to plan, storyboard, script, and rehearse before production
  • Understanding that media projects require clear objectives, planning, and rubrics in order for academic standards to be met and assessed

Media projects are fun. Whether constructing an animation, acting out a video, or recording an audio broadcast, most students will want to jump right in and start creating the media immediately. It’s wonderful that media projects are so engaging; however, they must also be academically rigorous. Video created without careful preparation is usually as easy to spot as a haphazardly written essay. Neither will reflect the quality standards you ...

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