As I began to plan, read, and think about this assignment I felt that I already had an automatic bias towards using multimedia in the classroom and could go on for longer than any of you would care to watch about why I think it can be so powerful, but instead I decided to see what others had to say about benefits of using multimedia in the classroom.
Huneycutt (2013), a blog writer for the National Math and Science Initiative, stated that overall “integrating technology in the classroom helps prepare our student for the elaborate world they will face going forward” and highlights four specific benefits to using technology in the classroom:
As important as integrating multimedia in our classroom is, we have to remember that it is not the magic formula that will automatically boost student achievement. Media is simply a tool, it is up to the teacher to make the decisions about how and when to integrate technology to its maximum potential.
Huneycutt, T. (2013, October, 8). Technology in the classroom: the benefits of blended learning. Retrieved from http://www.nms.org/Blog/TabId/58/PostId/188/technology-in-the-classroom-the-benefits-of-b
Edutopia. (2008, March, 16). Why integrate technology into the classroom curriculum?: the reasons are many. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-introduction