Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Research on How Multi_Media can HELP At Risk Students


Taken from ASCD Smart Brief.  Get some great ideas for at risk students.

Multimedia projects put concepts in context for at-risk students
Schools and academia are increasingly coming together to develop multimedia-based curriculum to excite at-risk students about learning. GameDesk, a project created at the University of Southern California, enables students at an inner-city Los Angeles high school to learn art and math skills by developing video games. "We've never forced difficult information on them," a USC professor says of participating students. "They actively employed strategic thinking and problem-solving that is engaging, interactive, creative and rewarding." Edutopia magazine (10/2009)

1 comment:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Thanks for posting this link, Darlene! I found the article totally interesting and completely invigorating. Keep 'em coming!