MHz N e wsl e t t e r
Volume 6 Issue 3
January February 2006
information and concepts in a visual format that
shows the connections among ideas. Learn to apply
such electronic graphic organizers as Inspirationİ
across the curriculum, throughout all grade levels,
in learning stations, and in labs. This course equips
you to expand and enhance student thinking and
learning for presentations and personal productivity.
USING MULTIMEDIA TO ENHANCE UNDER-
STANDING | TECH305 Explore Bloom's taxono-
my and consider ways to use a multimedia project
to promote higher-level thinking skills. This course
equips you to help students use multimedia tools
to convey their ideas and demonstrate their under-
standing of a subject, without confusing the medi-
um with the message. Learn to instill a strong
understanding of content while promoting their
critical-thinking skills. Develop a simple multime-
dia project and create a plan that integrates the
use of multimedia in student class assignments.
UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY IN CREATING PROB-
LEM BASED CURRICULUM | INST130 Use
technology to help students develop problem-solving
skills to gain the confidence, skills, and imagination
needed to expand their own learning experiences.
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The New EAT website!
Be one of the first to register at the new EAT
(Education Arts Technology ) website. Go to
www.mhznetworks.org/eat and receive FREE
Shortz t-shirts for your entire class (while the
supplies last). EAT is the innovative program,
from MHz, that combines arts (story creation)
and media (filmmaking) in the classroom. The
EAT website offers information and training
opportunities for teachers and students.
In the EAT website you will find the latest
information on EAT workshops for teachers
and students; updates for the annual MHz
Shortz Student Film Festival; and the new,
interactive, 24/7, share your ideas, EAT blog!
Just Blog It!
The EAT website
blog is the place
for online dialogue
between K 12
want to talk about
and media in the
classroom. What is
What are the
your thoughts with
others. Let the
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