whys and hows
Multimedia writing uses a combination of text, still photographs, video clips, audio and graphics. Its format is nonlinear, allowing the reader/viewer to choose how he or she will navigate through the various elements of a story. The information presented in each medium is complementary, not redundant, so that different parts of the story are told using different media.
Using multimedia is a great way to engage students into many of the disciplines of writing, and the YWP Schools Project sites make it easy to do. It also often entices the less engaged student to participate.
However, it should be stressed that getting students to write and comment regularly on the site will be much easier to achieve and will have great impact on your classroom.
Among the attributes of a multimedia project are: Read more »