In today’s electronic environment, multimedia literacy, an essential 21st century skill, is more important than ever before. Students need to understand, analyze, and evaluate the complex messages presented in video, television, internet, and other media forms. This toolbox includes six handouts which help students deconstruct messages in video clips, speeches, and commercials.
Furthermore, incorporating multimedia into one’s lessons sparks student interest, teaches speaking & listening skills, and encourages students to be responsible citizens. There are unlimited possibilities for the use of video with TED Talks, YouTube, PBS, and other web sites. For instance, when students listen to and view the delivery of famous speeches, they evaluate rhetorical techniques and persuasive messages, which is important for meeting Common Core expectations.
This 8-page resource includes the following handouts:
• Ideas for Use
• Video Analysis (camera shots and angles, lighting, special effects, music)
• Evaluating a Video (authority, accuracy, objectivity, quality, currency)
• Commercial Analysis
• Speech Analysis
• Vocal Delivery (volume, articulation, pace, pitch, emotion)
• TED Talk Analysis
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