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

Picture Yourself Learning

Picture Yourself Learning

“We see with our brain.”

—John J. Medina


  • Understanding the importance of visual imagery to learning
  • Developing ideas for creative ways to take and uses photos in lessons
  • Understanding how and when to use image-based projects such as photo essays, graphic novels, word clouds, and image-based presentations
  • Reviewing and selecting apps that can be used for photo projects

You may have heard of a popular game show called, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Adult game players earn money by answering questions based upon content taught in elementary school. Contestants are often professionals with college degrees and they are quizzed to see what they remember from their early school days. Participants become visibly uncomfortable trying to answer many of the questions, and the results ...

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