MIDL321 Using Multimedia Technologies to Support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Read Rao and Skouge’s chapter Using Multimedia Technologies to Support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Young Children with Disabilities. Find and upload examples of the following:

– a Digital multimedia choice board

– a Video role-play project

-a Digital feeling book

– a Digital storyteller

In your post explain how you will use each  to support culturally and linguistically diverse learners in your classroom.


7 thoughts on “MIDL321 Using Multimedia Technologies to Support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

  1. Digital Multimedia Choice Board
    -I am not sure what technology I could use to create this, but I remember reading magazines in middle school that would give you two options and you chose the one that worked better for you or described you best. Then, you received two more options, and so on; until finally you came to the final conclusion of what you are or what best can describe you. Anyways, I think it is always great to give students choices when it comes to projects and assignments. I would want to create something that gave my students two options that they could pick from, complete, and move on to the next options. Then, they could be directed to the final project that would work best with what they have already accomplished for the Unit.
    A Video Role-Play Project
    -A teacher could create videos for her expectations for classroom behavior. The students could watch them if they are having a difficult time remembering all of the classroom rules. This could be especially helpful for the students that consistently struggle with behavioral problems. This could also be useful for students that are ELL, and learn better by watching and listening to what they need to learn. I know students are not given a syllabus in middle school and even students that receive them do not always go back to look at them or may be confused at what the expectations really are. So, you could make short clips of different rules or things you would find on a syllabus.
    A Digital Feeling Book
    -I instantly thought about literature circles, and class discussion groups that I take part in for my college level classes. I think it would be neat to create different faces that represent different feelings that students may have after reading a chapter in their assigned novel or text. I think if teachers use interactive programs that show them instantly what students need help or guidance, then they could have something that students can post an emoji showing how they are feeling and the teacher can know going into the students area if they are frustrated, confused, overwhelmed, etc.
    A Digital Storyteller
    -This is the easiest I think. You could record your very own book tapes for students that struggle to read on their own. Also, there are these neat books that come in a big orange plastic case, which include an audio recording of the book that the students can put their head phones in and listen to as they follow along in the book. I personally know that a lot of lower level students can benefit from this and ELL students can benefit from this tool as well. There are also websites that have celebrities who do a read aloud for students to listen to.

  2. Digital Multimedia Choice Board:
    I think that a teacher could do a digital multimedia choice board similar to the example in the book. However, instead of having pictures of objects and videos of loved ones, the teacher could change it into a vocabulary lesson. The teacher could have the vocabulary words and then have the students match the word with a picture of the word of a synonym of the word or of the definition.
    Video Role-Play Project:
    The only thing that comes to mind besides a behavioral video would be an example of a speech. Public speaking is something that many people struggle with and a teacher could make a video for his or her students with tips on how to give a good presentation. The teacher could do good and bad things to do in a presentation so that the students are aware of the mistakes they can make and hopefully this will help them improve their public speaking skills.
    Digital Feeling Book:
    A teacher could make a digital feeling book by using pictures of students making faces to different feelings that are not typically used. For example, instead of being mad a student could say they are livid. The student could then show the emotion livid and remember to use it in the future instead of simply saying “mad”.
    Digital Storyteller:
    I would make something very similar to the example in the book; however, instead of getting parents to read the stories, I would try to find local celebrities to read the books. For example, I could get the weatherman from Channel 6 to read a story because all of the kids think he is famous because he is on television. I could get the superintendent to read a story because the students would know how important he is. By using these local celebrities, the students will be so excited about the reader that they would listen to the book.

  3. Digital Multimedia Choice Board
    I think that students would be able to do a Digital Multimedia Choice Board that is created with PowerPoint and follows the example in the book where the teacher selects 8 objects that have meaning to someone. For this lesson I would have 8 objects or ideas that are meaningful to a specific culture and have the students try to identify what the objects are. This would help create cultural diversity in the classroom.

    Video Role-Play Project
    I believe that a good activity for Video Role-Play would be creating a video for the students that explains good study habits or another topic that would be useful to them. You could even give each student one study tip on a piece of paper and have them create a video of them acting out the tip for the rest of the class. The acting could help students that are not comfortable with English to still recognize the tips. This would be one way to use this activity for linguistic diversity.

    Digital Feeling Book
    The teacher could create this using subject areas. The teacher could put English, Math, Science, etc.. on a slide and then put the feeling each student has toward that subject area as well as a picture about how they feel towards it. This would help identify which subjects certain students enjoy as well as which subjects certain students don’t like.

    Digital Storyteller
    I believe for this you could record your own voice reading the book for students. I think this would be a great way to read to students, but in a digital way instead of standing in front of them and reading aloud.

  4. Digital multimedia choice board-
    I believe that you could use this technology in your classroom in several ways. You could use this technology similar to the example in the book by using eight examples that connect to the person. Another way is by involving different vocabulary words that is in your unit. You could have the students match a picture to the vocabulary word or vice versa. This will help the students understand the vocabulary words and their meanings.

    Video role-play project-
    I believe an excellent way to use in this in your classroom is to have your students show good and bad behavior. You can assign each student a classroom behavior that they must present in a poor way and in an excellent way. This will show the students the right ways to behave in the classroom and how to not use bad behaviors.

    Digital feeling book-
    I believe that you could use to share the emotions that students felt while reading their assigned reading. You could show the book cover of the book and then have each student put a picture that explains their feelings toward that book. You could also begin the school year by sharing each book that they will be reading during the year. You can have a slide for each book cover and give some detail about the book. You can have the students raise their hands if they feel like they are going to like the book or not like the book. Show the emotions the students have on each book. After your students read the book, you can ask the students again if they liked it or did not like it. By doing this, it will show if the students predictions of their feeling on the book was correct.

    Digital storyteller-
    I believe that you can have your own voice recording for the book. If students are struggling with reading, you can assign them to listen to your voice while they follow along. I think another great way is involving different teachers, staff members, and parents. By hearing other voices, the student will not be listening to just one voice over and over again.

  5. 1. Multimedia Choice Board: https://kaylawilkins.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/adaptive-p-e-choice-board/
    This type of choice board would be an excellent way to help ELL students to choose things in the classroom and to give them a voice while they are learning English. I would use this device to create choice boards for activities in the classroom and for the students to express their answers and feelings.

    2. Video Role-play project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5hsfNo2JRU
    Role playing would be a great way to help students learn how to act in certain situations. I may use this before we go on a field trip to help the students prepare for what they will be asked to do.

    3. Digital Feeling Book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxg8u50f0RY
    Although this is not the same as the feeling book that the text described I feel that this book could be a good way to introduce children to feelings. I would use this prior to starting a lesson on feelings. I could also use this if a child is having a hard time describing how he or she feels.

    4. Digital Story-teller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6sBbm5qUo0
    It was really hard to find a story read by a parent like described in the text but I found one read by an adult which is kind of what was described in the text. It would be a great way to make children feel comfortable and it is a simple way to create a station for younger children who cannot read.

  6. A digital multimedia choice board
    I’ve never seen one of these devices but after reading about them, I think they’d be an excellent tool for the classroom. There is a variety of ways the boards could be used. For students who are still working on learning the English language, a board can ease frustration when students and teachers experience mis-communication. A student can use pictures and words from their story board to explain their problem, need, or comment. Students with physical disabilities could use the boards for this purpose as well.
    A video role-play project
    This project is great for the whole class to use and integrates a reminder about routine and structure without really emphasizing the particular needs of certain students. The video is made of and for the entire class. Some students with special needs require a daily schedule that does not vary in order for them to feel secure. Having a video that they can view to be reminded of their daily activities would definitely help to minimize their stress.
    A digital feeling book
    I think this project is great for giving the students a critical voice in the classroom. Before beginning a novel, students can view the cover of the book and watch a trailor for the movie adaptation. Then they can record their thoughts about what the book will be like and what might happen. After the class has finished the novel, students can listen to their predictions, discuss them, and then record their final reactions.
    A digital storyteller
    This tool is wonderful for encouraging literacy in students who struggle with or just don’t enjoy reading. The teacher can record themself while reading a story and can even interject questions into the recording as well to make a real-life experience. Students who listen to the recorded book will have the benefit of hearing how words are pronounced and how sentences should flow, providing them with a learning experience that is enjoyable and minimal work on their part.

  7. Digital media choice board
    The teacher could have the students could make a prezi with different objects that have a meaning to someone. The objects could deal with certain or multiple cultures.
    Video role-Play Project
    Students could create videos about the topic they are learning. Each student will have their own part and this could help students learn about a topic or multicultural topic.
    Digital story teller
    The perfect website for this is storylineonline.net this takes celebrities and they read a book aloud. In the classroom you could also have students do this for a chapter in a book. This will help students who have a hard time reading be able to follow along in the book.
    Digital feeling book.
    Reading in small groups and then talking about what they have read would be perfect for this. It allows students to express what they thought about the book and it is not to the whole class just a small group of peers that make it easier for everyone’s thoughts to be heard.

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