Not Another PowerPoint

Creating Student-Generated Multimodal Projects

Mari Bodensteiner, Ami Christensen &
Emily Claypool Offord

Overview

Student-generated, online multimodal projects engage students in the authentic process of analytical and critical thinking. Presenters will share projects focusing on digital learning and technologies: infographics, podcasting, and digital posters. Engaging students’ natural interests and assigning assessments with an authentic audience to communicate via digital tools will increase language learning success.

Promotes 21st-century learning skills


Digital literacy is an essential 21st-century learning skill (Webber 2017).

Supports authentic language production

Integrating language provides opportunities for authentic vocabulary production (Webber 2017).

Engages students’ natural interests

Engaging students’ natural interests & giving them assessments with an authentic audience to communicate via digital tools are proven to increase their success in language learning (Hafner, et al 2015) .

What is 1 new tech. tool you've adapted for your classroom this year?

What is something you learned today that you'd like to try in your classroom?

Mari Bodensteiner

Mari Bodensteiner, M.Ed., is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Her interests and expertise include curriculum and program development, peer-mentoring programs, and presentation skills training. Bodensteiner strives to create an effective learning atmosphere for all learners using authentic and communicative practices in her classroom.


Ami Christensen

Ami Christensen, M.A. in TESOL, has been an educator for 15 years and leads the Intensive English Program at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Her interests include rhetoric and writing, English for professional purposes, and technology in education.


Emily Claypool Offord

Emily Claypool Offord, M.Ed. in TESOL, has been involved in international education for 11 years. She currently serves as a training specialist for Clemson University providing professional development for teachers. Her interests include culturally responsive teaching, empowering communication, and coaching as a means for improving teacher practice.