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ERIC Number: EJ780952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Authoring with Video
Strassman, Barbara K.; O'Connell, Trisha
Reading Teacher, v61 n4 p330-333 Dec 2007
Teachers are hungry for strategies that will motivate their students to engage in reading and writing. One promising method is the Authoring With Video (AWV) approach, which encourages teachers to use captioning software and digital video in writing assignments. AWV builds on students' fascination with television and video but removes the audio and requires students to write a narration for the video. The process offers students a text-focused method of interacting with video that helps them craft their writing. AWV increases students' motivation because the final results look professional and can be shown to a variety of audiences. Step-by-step instructions for using AWV as well as links to digital media and suggested teaching ideas are provided. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A