Multimedia learning tools play an important role in classrooms in a number of ways–including, but not limited to, boosting creativity, encouraging student engagement, and helping students learn to collaborate.
Shy students may come out of their shells when allowed to give a presentation via blog post or podcast. Natural leaders may emerge during group work as part of a team presentation assignment. Other students may find their true artistic calling using graphics or creating videos in the classroom.
Multimedia learning tools engage students, and as we all know, students who are engaged in their learning often demonstrate higher academic achievement and take more ownership of their learning.
Because there are so many tools and teachers have limited time, we’ve compiled this list of multimedia resources to get you started on your search.
1. iMovie: With iMovie for iOS and macOS, students can browse video clips to create Hollywood-style trailers and 4K-resolution movies. They can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on a Mac. Students can unlock their creativity with green-screen effects in iMovie for iOS and macOS, placing themselves or their characters in exotic locations with a tap or a click.
2. SoundCloud: Students can use SoundCloud to create and share their own podcast, all from one place. With a Pro Unlimited plan, they can schedule releases, highlight their most popular podcasts, and more.