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The Multimedia Classroom- tips for engaging students

Girlstart teamed up with the PBS show SciGirls for a presentation on the Multimedia Classroom at the National Science Teacher’s Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. Both Girlstart and SciGirls are developing online STEM modules for educators to use in their classrooms, camps and after school programs. Girlstart’s online module will be available this summer on our new website.

Here are some of the tips from our presentation:

  • Engage students in the creation of multimedia- have them present their group findings/projects using interactive slides
  • Don’t be afraid of the technology- embrace it! You can be guaranteed that technology will not always work 100% of the time. It’s your reaction and problem solving skills that your students will remember the most.
  • Ask your students about the latest technology- kids are usually eager to show you what they know!
  • Plan for change. Technology is changing at a rapid rate and tomorrow there will be a new/better/improved version. Embrace the fact that change is part of the multimedia classroom, and the way your multimedia works today will probably be a little different next school year.

Engaging students in multimedia will enhance your classroom and your student’s enjoyment doing STEM. Stay tuned for some great resources from Girlstart and SciGirls coming this summer.

March 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Follow the LeadHER

Candy Ellard

Barbara Kelley

Two Texas teachers were recently honored in Washington, DC as awardees of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

Congratulations to Science Awardee, Candy Ellard of the Austin Independent School District and Mathematics Awardee, Barbara Kelley of the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District  for their dedication and committment to science and math.

January 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment


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