Using Multi-Media Projects to Foster Teacher Candidates' Multiple Literacy Skills
Language and Literacy Spectrum Volume 20,
This article describes the strategies used to incorporate multi-modal technology literacy experiences into a graduate level course for literacy specialists. The candidates created a multi-media project in response to literature. Their projects revealed that the teacher candidates used a variety of sources to create the project but the Internet was most often used to embed (download and insert) music, images, and video clips into their I-movie video narratives. Creating media projects fostered opportunities for teacher candidates to use multiple literacy skills, needed for 21st century learning and communication: multiple and diverse sources of information, multiple viewpoints, and diverse content to express and communicate ideas to a viewing audience. Teacher educators should provide opportunities for teacher candidates to create their own media. Using media literacy projects is one way to enrich the literacy experiences of learners, and enhance their interaction with text and their responses to text through use of technology.
Lawrence, S.A. (2010). Using Multi-Media Projects to Foster Teacher Candidates' Multiple Literacy Skills. Language and Literacy Spectrum, 20, 39-49.