Multimedia Writing Toolkit by Ruday Sean (Longwood University Usa)
The Multimedia Writing Toolkit demonstrates how by drawing on students' interest in and familiarity with technology you can integrate multimedia to maximize the potential of writing instruction. In eight concise chapters author Sean Ruday identifies and describes simple common forms of multimedia that upper-elementary and middle school students can use to improve their argument informational and narrative writing and critical thinking. You'll learn how to: * Incorporate multimedia into argument informational and narrative writing through students' use of video topic trailers online discussion boards webpages and more * Evaluate students on effective use of multimedia through easy-to-follow rubrics and explicitly articulated learning goals * Understand more fully the key forms of multimedia through user-friendly overviews and explanations; you don't need to be a 'techie' teacher to use these strategies
* Overcome possible obstacles to the integration of multimedia in the classroom by learning from the author's concrete first-hand examples and instructional recommendations This book is complete with resources designed to provide you with extra support including reproducible classroom-appropriate charts and forms links to key web-based content discussed in the book and a guide for teachers and administrators interested in using the book for group-based professional development. With The Multimedia Writing Toolkit you'll have a clear game plan for encouraging your students to become more engaged technologically-savvy learners. Bonus: Blank templates of the handouts are available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138200111).