Annotate Multimodal Texts

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Annotate Multimodal Texts

Posted on November 23, 2015

Annotate Multimodal Texts

Videos are referred to as multimodal texts--meaning students have to use both visual and audio modes of communication to analyze the information presented. Unlike other types of visuals (e.g., photographs, illustrations, infographics, editorial cartoons, etc.), videos reveal a lot of information quickly. Students need to sustain or "hold onto" their thinking across several minutes.

Just like print text, fast-moving videos require students to annotate their thinking. However, the usual highlighters or sticky notes won't work with this atypical text. Instead, try one of these three resources:

ZaptionEDpuzzle

 

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