Multimedia Mania is an annual award program sponsored by ISTE HyperSig
to promote the collaboration of K-12 teachers and students in creating
multimedia projects related to any class or coursework. This awards
program is for students and teachers who use multimedia to teach and
learn in a specific content area (e.g. math, science, social studies,
language arts, art, music, physical education, ESL, etc.) Students are
invited to share their work with an international audience by creating
dynamic multimedia projects related to any class or coursework. Multimedia
Mania winners usually come from classrooms in which technology is used
as a tool to teach and learn any standard curriculum. Teachers may coach
and advise, but work must be completed by students in grades K-12.
Participants are encouraged to incorporate 3-D design, video, animation,
and any other multimedia techniques that may enhance the design of the
project, but inclusion of lengthy videos is discouraged. Submission
of video projects is discouraged as they are inappropriate for this
award contest. Heavy emphasis will be placed on originality, alignment
to curriculum or course content, project design, and proper use and
documentation of resources. Participants will also gain points if most
of their projects are constructed within the classroom. The intent
is to provide realistic models to share with other classroom teachers.
The primary GOAL of Multimedia Mania is to find real, working models
of the skillful integration of technology into a typical classroom setting
in a specific content area.