- One of the most important parts of the development and creation process when I'm working with teachers is to stress and ensure that they understand the importance of communicating with parents. Having so many different languages at Chiswick School, 50 at last count, it's important that we provide content so parents can understand what their children are studying. Let me show you two ways we've achieved this using multimedia. A geography iBook project where we had the content written in English and an option for parents who speak Somalian to click and touch and listen to the content in their native language.
(speaking foreign language) We think this is so powerful when we can include everyone in the educational process. Total inclusion at every level is one of the primary objectives of each and every project we do. Another project that has simply amazed me with the impact it has had on our learners and parents is the use of Adobe Presenter within the Language Department to create content where the teacher speaks in English and then in the language the students are trying to learn.
A great example of this is a teacher of French who wanted to introduce Year 7 students to French. Through the use of Adobe Presenter, she's able to give both parents and students the ability to listen to the correct pronunciation, allow them to practice when they want to, to gain confidence, and just as important, this project helps the student be better prepared for up and coming lessons. The materials we create for parents help them to engage with what their child is learning.
Through multimedia we can make sure that the students are supported in school and at home.
Elearning expert Renaldo Lawrence takes a typical lecture-style lesson and breaks down which parts can be transformed into a multimedia project. Renaldo then guides educators through rewriting lesson plans and goals, creating video and audio assets, publishing the project online, and incorporating the new multimedia curriculum into the classroom.
- Using multimedia to reach students and parents
- Planning your multimedia project
- Setting goals
- Recording and editing video and audio
- Staying organized
- Sharing the project with the class