Notes from Dan Priest’s “Rethinking Technology in the Multimodal Classroom”

Dan Priest is a pre-service teacher from Western Michigan University and presented “Rethinking Technology in the Multimodal Classroom” at MCTE‘s fall conference. He suggested that his explorations of the internet and some of the tools available continue to inspire the ways in which he teaches with technology. Using his Wii remote/homemade Smartboard, he argues that “Students are more receptive to graphically designed instruction today than what is considered practical” and cites some of the following examples:

This was a wonderful presentation from a young teacher — some tools that I knew, many that I didn’t — and shows me that there are some great things happening in classrooms with multimodal composition, and even greater possibilities.

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Author: Troy Hicks

Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University. He directs both the Chippewa River Writing Project and the Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree program. A former middle school teacher, Dr. Hicks has authored numerous books, articles, chapters, blog posts, and other resources broadly related to the teaching of literacy in our digital age. Follow him on Twitter: @hickstro

One thought on “Notes from Dan Priest’s “Rethinking Technology in the Multimodal Classroom””

  1. I stumbled onto this blog while working on an assignment for a university class and I was pleasantly surprised by the content. I wholeheartedly agree that there are so many new ways that we can integrate technology in our classes in a way that is engaging to students.
    I just wanted to share another website with you for this.
    It is a very, very, easy to use site that allows the user to create a short two character digital animation. All you have to do is enter the script! The possibilities for this in any level of Language Arts or Drama are endless!
    Anyway, just wanted to share that! Love the blog!


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