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

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright and Fair Use

“Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.”

—Mark Twain


  • Developing an understanding of copyright law and its applicability to content used for educational purposes

Teaching is a very full-time commitment. The last thing you want to do is to learn all about copyright law. However, every teacher and student in the 21st century faces the same problem. Given the development of computing and the Internet, the availability and use of copyright-protected work is just a couple of copy-and-paste clicks away. Do you use ever use movie clips in your lesson? Do you copy pages from a book or news article and distribute them to students? Maybe you’ve copied an ...

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