Organizing a Multimedia Project
- Build a cooperative team with the following roles:
Computer expert(s), Content expert(s), Project manager
Encourage creativity & excitement
- Design a Storyboard
Rough sketches or descriptions of drawn, animated, movies, sequences, and still, as well as ideas for video
Specific text, sound ideas, transitions between screens
- Develop a first draft
All graphics, text, and sound ready to be criticized
- Produce a final draft and presentation
Reference: Larsen, Jamie. Multimedia Matinee. The Science Teacher Vol. 62 no. 3 (1995): 38-41.
Sample Lesson: Observation & Analysis Using Microsoft Encartaª Encyclopedia
Exploring Fractal Phenomena
The activity described below requires the student(s) to use an interactive encyclopedia to learn specific information requested by the teacher. They must use the directions found in the CD-ROM's software to search for answers to the questions by using their referencing skills.
Load the Encarta CD-ROM into the computer drive and begin by completing the following steps:
- Use the Features pull down menu to select Media Gallery.
- Select Media
- Select Interactivities.
- Select Exploring Fractals Interactivity.
- Click on Interactivity.
Choose each of the four Interactivity topics on the lower menu bar to be able to do the following:
- Define fractal by observing the images generated in each activity.
List observations here:
Definition (in your own words):
- What is meant by infinite complexity?
- Are natural objects infinitely complex? Why or why not?
- Describe the results of the tree generator activity.
Summarize the mathematical method used to generating fractals.
Presenter(s) for this seminar:
Mark Case and John Hnatow
Emmaus HS, 851 North St., Emmaus, PA 18049