About This Chapter
Multimedia Teaching Activities - Chapter Summary
Keeping students engaged is a crucial component of successful teaching. This chapter outlines multimedia and technological tools and devices you can employ to attain this goal. From apps to games, this chapter describes the most effective ways you can use a multimedia approach to teaching that addresses the diverse needs and intelligences of your students. Topics covered in this chapter include:
- The use of technological gaming as an educational tool
- SmartBoard activities and lessons
- Using educational videos in a flipped classroom
- Different math game apps teachers can use to engage math students
- Technological tools used to incorporate music into your teaching strategies
- The integration of technology and art education
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How It Helps
- Strengthens technological knowledge: Increases understanding of the various uses of technological tools to enhance student learning.
- Improves student learning: Describes relevant technological tools that will help to further engage students and ensure they better grasp math, art and other concepts.
- Alleviates technophobia: Puts you at ease with different types of apps and other technological tools and devices so you can more effectively teach your students.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Employ the use of digital games and apps to facilitate your students' learning experience
- Incorporate the use of educational videos in flipped classrooms
- Take art teaching strategies to the next level with the successful use of technological tools
- Use technology to provide music as a means to teach students various subjects
- Understand the different ways you can use a SmartBoard to develop teaching strategies
1. Technology Games in the Classroom
In this lesson, we'll cover some valuable resources for implementing gaming into your classroom. From research that supports the benefits of games to some popular educational games, you'll know it all!
2. Smart Board: Lessons and Activities
Teachers have many technological tools to use in the classroom these days, including the Smart Board. What is a Smart Board, and what's so great about it? Read on to find out, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Using Videos in a Flipped Classroom
In this lesson we'll explore some resources for integrating video into flipping your classroom. You'll learn of some places to find educational videos as well as tools for making your own! A short quiz follows.
4. Using Math Game Apps with Students
Using games as an educational tool isn't a new concept, but using apps to engage learners is.In this lesson, you'll get up-to-date information about apps that can be used to supplement the math classroom.
5. Using Music to Teach Children
Music can be an effective tool for enhancing instruction. In this lesson, you will explore the elements, characteristics, and tools involved with using music to enhance learning experiences.
6. Using Technology to Enhance Arts Instruction
Discover ways to use technology to engage the creative mind. Learn how to apply technology tools for arts instruction. Explore the practical challenges and benefits of technology integration.
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