Expressing ideas through visuals and audio, and understanding others' ideas in these forms, is as critical in today's world as traditional reading and writing. These multimodal compositions can also increase learners' Motivation because they resemble the real-life texts they encounter out of school.
Watch how this teacher explores summary paragraphs with students using a multimodal approach that includes blogs and podcasts. Being able to compose in many ways supports student ownership, in turn increasing Motivation.
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Watch how KidBlog provides a global platform for students to engage in digital authorship. Students share their ideas via videos, photos, and written explanations, and their blogs are available to classrooms across the United States and globally, which increases their Motivation to write and broadens their Literacy Environment.