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The Nuts and Bolts of Multimedia Assessments

It has become pretty accepted in contemporary teaching practice that adding visual and multimedia components to lessons helps students store information better. The same can be said for assessments. Creating visually interesting, multimedia assessments will help enhance your assessments and provide deeper, richer understanding of the questions. For help on how to take your assessments from standard pencil and paper to multimedia, dig into these resources.
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The Nuts and Bolts of Multimedia Assessments
  • AD McDaniel says:
    No matter hard hard we try to be as specific with words as possible, video, audio, and images can sometimes just say more than words ever can. Using the power of video and sound can help students grasp deeper understanding of what is being asked of them on assessments. Use these tools to easily create multimedia that you can use to bring your test questions to life for students.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Multimedia or even social media assignments are growing in popularity, but how do you asses them fairly? This collection of rubrics for assessing assignments such as portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept maps, powerpoints, blog assignments, and more allows you to grade these projects fairly and with consistency.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Tired of bland-looking assessments? Shake your students out of their doldrums with rich, engaging assessment content using iFrame video editing tools. Not sure how to use this? This article shows you how.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    We always tell our students to show not tell, how about applying that same philosophy to the assessments? Electronic portfolios allow students to demonstrate their understanding over time and to provide tangible examples of their progress along the way. Keep reading to learn all the steps on how to organize this form of assessment successfully in your classroom.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Ever want to see exactly what your students are doing as they are doing it but you can not be everywhere at one time? If your classroom is equipped with computers, setting up a screencast may be the best solution to this problem. Screencasts enable teachers to create a digital recording of any instructional activity performed on a computer screen. Learn how to set one up and use them to your students benefit in this article.
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