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Multimedia approaches

This video explores a variety of ways in which technology can help pupils to present their learning effectively.

In this video, Greg Hughes, Vice Principal at de Ferrers Academy (secondary), shares how pupils can present their learning more effectively, drawing on the principles of dual coding and elaboration to improve their understanding and later recall.

Greg offers examples of visual mindmaps used across geography, history, maths, science and PE. Popplet has been their tool of choice for creating these multimedia diagrams, flowcharts, timelines to support pupils’ learning. He also speaks about how the use of multimedia has transformed their use of textbooks. In addition, technology has benefitted the dissemination of graphic organisers and scaffolding devices as a method for teachers to present new concepts to their pupils, supporting in particular their SEND and more disadvantaged pupils.

Thank you to Apple Education staff and Apple Distinguished Schools for creating this content.

The tools mentioned by Greg are:

  • Popplet – a multimedia mindmapping tool

Whilst Greg references the use of iPads, consider what might enable you to achieve similar in your own context if you don’t currently have a 1-1 iPad scheme.

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