Using media literacy and social justice theater pedagogy, students document a peaceful protest at their school, ask each other what it means to be an activist, then use a variety of performance and media to reflect on and celebrate surviving the COVID-19 era.
Between Parkland & SantaFe shootings a high school Government class collaborated with themediaspot to create this piece on gun control in the USA. Students mashed up images, stats, music, video, interviews & original music & poems to share their POV in a town hall screening with city school safety officials.
Each 5th-grade student in Ms. Averill’s class at PS 32 in The Bronx wrote poems using a graphic organizer with prompts to answer the question, Why not Equality? They worked with TMS a few days before moving on to middle school to film and edit this mash-up PSA video using each students’ favorite line to show their […]
TMS collaborated with the administration at Bronx Delta School on a series of videos, an updated logo, and a new website to spread the word about what the new administration in the Throgs Neck area of the Bronx has been developing.
Use our media literacy scope and sequence planner to vertically integrate the use of technology and media to serve and enhance your school vision, and build towards a target profile of competencies for your students.
Each grade team at PS 682 (K-5, Brooklyn) worked backward from the TMS Media Literacy Target Profile for their graduating 5th graders, by aligning and coordinating all media related practices towards that end.
5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video.
Wherever media is used in education, it can steer students towards this target profile of a media literate citizen.
With a recent focus on “fake news” and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media, the concept of “media literacy” is buzzing. Read the full article on CommonSense.org
Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.