This book is for the many teachers and students who want to create media. It explores the unlimited educational-creative potential of combining digital media and technology with the expressive powers of traditional media production methods pioneered by the great media producers of the past. This practical text describes ideas and techniques that will bring life, expression, and learning to the application of various multimedia tools. The projects can be followed step-by-step or they can be modified and interpreted to match particular purposes and skills. The challenge is for the creator to use these projects to experiment, to try, to retry, and to create. The ideas, projects, and exercises in this book can be adapted to many teaching and learning situations. Special Features A multimedia tool kit containing software descriptions, tips on media production, and motivational concepts to make the expressive possibilities of multimedia production less daunting for novices (Ch 3). A constructivist perspective to teaching and learning is emphasized in chapters 1 and 3. A 3-step planning model consisting of pre-production, production, and post production that can be used for all projects in this book helps students organize the complexities of multimedia production. Descriptions and methods for using digital video (Ch.6) to document and observe makes the tools of video production accessible for anyone. Numerous pedagogical devices such as chapter outlines, problems, activities, key terms and illustrations make this complex subject easier to master. Author created website provides updates and additional content related to book content (www.ablongman.com/counts). Related Titles Teaching and Learning with Technology, 1/e Judy Lever-Duffy Jean McDonald Al Mizell Order No. 0-321-05405-9 TechTactics: Instructional Models for Educational Computing, 1/e Carolyn Thorsen Order No. 0-205-33594-2 Curriculum Webs: A Practical Guide to Weaving the Web into Teaching and Learning, 1/e Craig A. Cunningham Marty Billingsley Order No. 0-205-33659-0 Making the Most of Microsoft Office, 1/e Sharon K. Yoder Irene Smith Order No. 0-205-37601-0 Toward Digital Equity: Bridging the Divide in Education, 1/e Gwen Solomon Nancy Allen Paul Resta Order No. 0-205-36055-6Counts, Edward L. is the author of 'Multimedia Design and Production for Students and Teachers', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205343874 and ISBN 0205343872.