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

Becoming Animated

Becoming Animated

“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man canconceive.”

—Walt Disney


  • Understanding the educational potential of animation
  • Identifying common styles of animation, including stop-motion, Claymation, puppet animation, and more
  • Understanding how to design and produce an animated movie
  • Reviewing and selecting apps for the creation of animated movies

The art of magic lies in making you see things that aren’t really there. When you watch video, you’re succumbing to a perfectly magical deception. The naked eye perceives it as fluid movement, but if you’ve ever seen an old film strip, you’d clearly see that it’s actually a long sequence of still images. The images are recorded and played in rapid succession so that your eyes are still processing one frame when it transitions to the next one, ...

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