Hi Maeve! Thank you for sharing all of your thoughts and helping explain multimedia learning for other educators on your blog! At a glance, I loved how your blog was laid out because it was so easy to follow your ideas and explanation of multimedia learning. The breakdown in the beginning was clear, concise, and summed multimedia learning up very well. The use of the cell diagram to help explain what it would be like as a learner, combining multiple ways of learning. I found it a perfect way to use the opportunity to showcase what multimedia looks like in a simple way. It shows educators alike how easy it is to include multimedia learning. I also really enjoyed how you incorporated what multimedia learning looks like in the classroom, and included some of your experiences as well. I have been getting into Sketchnoting recently, and I never made the connection between Sketchnoting and multimedia learning; therefore, I loved making that connection with you! When I read about how you have used Sketchnoting in the past, it gave me some ideas to of how to use it myself in the future!
Hi Erin! I really appreciate how you were so honest about your thoughts and feelings toward the course ahead in your blog post. I also thought of multimedia learning as technology based, but it is applicable to many subjects, and tools because everything at one point was technology! I love how you have already had the chance to reflect on your prior knowledge, so you know what you want to build off of moving forward in this course in the weeks to come. Discussing the two approaches to multimedia learning, technology-centered and learner-centered, made it very clear to me what the differences were. I also found that the chart from the reading was a great way to depict the differences between the two, and at a glance it makes it easy for readers to understand. Lastly, touching on using “The Greedy Triangle” as a resource on your practicum, helped engage students alongside supporting their learning through words and pictures is such a strong tool, especially for younger students. I will have to use this book as a resource in the future as well!
Hi Ariana! I love how you begin your blog post with sharing a bit about your teaching philosophy, and how being flexible as an educator is always needed to meet the needs of all of your students. Since we are in the 21st century, technology is a huge part of learning and building on prior knowledge, and teachers need to be equip to lay the scaffolding down for their students to grow alongside you as a teacher. You also touched on how powerful it is when students are interested and engaged in their learning journey, there really is something to say when students take ownership of their own learning. I am curious to see how technology would fit into a primary classroom as well, even though I am sure some students will probably know more than us in regards to technology! I really liked how you explained how easy it is for an educator to embrace technology in a classroom, and taking different methods into the everyday norm. I found this blog post to be very insightful, and it helped me reflect on my teaching philosophy. It also allowed me to become more open to the idea of what technology can be, so thank you for that!