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Learning Goal: To understand how a variety of media text/forms can assist me in accomplishing different educational goals.

STEPS FOR Embedding Media into a variety of Subject Areas

  1. Identifying projects/assignments that would benefit from the use of media
  2. Research different media forms that would fit the educational goal (Possible projects shared here – check sidebar for a variety of ideas & media forms)
  3. Select a media form to create and submit a project proposal for approval (Plan of Action: Including goal, and a timeline for completion)
  4. Research, and/or draft content for your media text
  5. Create your media text (REVISE TIMELINE AS NEEDED)
  6. PEER/STUDENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE FOR FEEDBACK
  7. Produce and Publish your media text
  8. Reflect and add your media text to your portfolio


SUBJECT SUGGESTION (Very general ideas - just a few to get you thinking)


Language: Need to grab the attention of the audience - Consider creating a engaging slideshow to add to a persuasive presentation - Animoto is a great video slideshow tool that really grabs the attention of your audience.

Math: Math terms are important to understand, but who wants to read a glossary - Why not make a poster to outline key terms and help others understand the "Secret Language of Math" - Glogster.edu is a great poster creation tool that not only provides you with graphic tools, but you can embed video and audio as well to help you explain.

History: Tired of boring text books - why not create an informative and entertaining comic about a key historical figure and help others learn about important events of the past - Bitstrips for Schools has many characters and backgrounds to choose from that easy to customize.

Science: A lot of visual topics are included in science- so you may consider using an animation tool to help you explain a key concept.
You could create a animation to explain the Particle Theory and how molecules move according to temperature. Draw several illustrations and use Movie-Maker to animate them into a video form.

Drama: Lights, Camera, Action - Endless opportunities in Drama, but why not practice using different voices and make a podcast. Use audioboo to Record short clips as different characters that have different points of view on a topic (might be fun acting like your grandma and trying to describe facebook).

Phys-ed: Love sports, and consider yourself a good athlete. Could you break down a skill and create an instruction to help others learn key skills. Use the video recorder on your iPod and make a short help video and edit it using JayCut to edit it.