Goal: to explore multimodal learning and teaching methods.
5 Fast Facts
2. Treat multimedia as a means and not as an end
The goal is to activate students' thinking in multiple ways, using the media best suited to the student and the subject matter at hand
3. Multi-modality directly linked to differentiated instruction
4. Must match learners with various learning environments
5. Multi-modality does not necessarily mean technology use only
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Centre for Multimodal Research, UCL Institute of Education. Developing and promoting multimodal perspectives on meaning making, communication and learning.
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Research Review: Multimodal Learning Through Media: From Edutopia“When learning basic skills, the average student's scores increase with multimodal learning. But the increase is greater when the lesson isn’t interactive. When it comes to acquiring more advanced skills, however, the situation is reversed.”
Multimodality, Learning and Communication a Social Semiotic Frame By: Jeff Bezemer and Gunther Kress
This book theorizes and brings together multimodality, learning and communication through detailed analyses of schools, hospitals and home environments.
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Multimodal Teaching and Learning: The Rhetorics of the Science Classroom By: Gunther Kress, Carey Jewitt, Jon Ogborn, Tsatsarelis Charalampos
Ways for students to brainstorm and organize their ideas:
Online Science Journaling Apps:
Little Memory: https://thelittlememory.com/
Apps for Multimodal Composition:
Adobe Slate: https://spark.adobe.com/
Haiku Deck: https://www.haikudeck.com/
Adobe Voice: https://spark.adobe.com/about/video