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Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects


reviewed by Anthony G. Picciano 2003

coverTitle: Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects
Author(s): Michael Simkins, Karen Cole, Fern Tavalin, and Barbara Means
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
ISBN: 0871206641, Pages: 154, Year: 2002
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Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects is a guidebook for teachers interested in using project-based multimedia in their classrooms. In this well-written book, based on the experiences of 150 teachers who participated in the Silicon Valley Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, a Technology Innovation Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the authors share their knowledge and encourage others to become part of the community of multimedia project users. The book accomplishes its purpose to serve as a concise guide for teachers who are considering a project-based multimedia approach for instruction. Organized into nine chapters, it takes the reader through a step-by-step planning and implementing process that beginning and intermediate technology-using teachers will find especially helpful. A brief glossary and resources list is also included. The opening chapter entitled, What is Project-Based Multimedia Learning, is very well done and key to understanding the topic. The authors define project-based multimedia as "a method of teaching in which students acquire new technology and skills in the course of designing, planning, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 690-693
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11056, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 11:53:36 AM

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  • Anthony Picciano
    Hunter College, City University of New York
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    Anthony G. Picciano is a professor in the graduate program in Educational Leadership at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is the author of four books on educational technology including Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology, 3rd Edition (2002), and Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (2001).
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