Guerrilla-style Micro documentary on Poetry Genius.

TMS worked with teachers and students in ELA Classes at East New York Transit Tech High in Brooklyn to explore Poetry Genius as a tool for identifying features of text, getting to know authors intentions, and starting discussions around specific passages of text. This video was quickly produced to capture and share the process, and spark discussion and reflection among TTHS teachers.

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TMS worked with teachers and students in ELA Classes at East New York Transit Tech High in Brooklyn to explore Poetry Genius as a tool for identifying features of text, getting to know authors intentions, and starting discussions around specific passages of text.   Continue reading “Guerrilla-style Micro documentary on Poetry Genius.”

Flipping High School Math & Science Classes using the Cloud

The following was prepared for a workshop at Transit Tech CTE High School in Brooklyn, NY Continue reading “Flipping High School Math & Science Classes using the Cloud”

Web Video Argument Remixes

Students use Mozilla Popcorn Maker to identify, build on, or take apart arguments posted in online videos. [2018 NOTE: Replace Popcorn with tools with features for annotating video — like Screencastify, Loom, EdPuzzle, or on mobile devices Explain Everything. Continue reading “Web Video Argument Remixes”

TMS on Documentary Panel Discussion at Montclair State University

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot was on a panel moderated by Dr. Vanessa Domine at Montclair State University back in February to discuss the 22-minute documentary special Eyes Wide Open: This is Media. Continue reading “TMS on Documentary Panel Discussion at Montclair State University”

University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy: “Best PD Ever!”

This past July I had the privilege of participating as a workshop facilitator in an amazing professional development (PD) experience at the URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in Providence. “70% of participants rated it the BEST professional development program they have ever experienced in their entire career!”*

Continue reading “University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy: “Best PD Ever!””

TMS at Columbia Teachers College – Spring Workshop Series

During the Spring 2014 semester, Rhys Daunic, Director of The Media Spot, will conduct a series of workshops on incorporating new media and technology into instructional plans for 18 Teaching Residents at Columbia Teachers College (TR@TC) working mostly in middle and high school placements around New York City.

During the Spring 2014 semester, Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will conduct a series of workshops on incorporating new media and technology into instructional plans for 18 Teaching Residents at Columbia Teachers College (TR@TC) working primarily in middle and high school placements around New York City. Continue reading “TMS at Columbia Teachers College – Spring Workshop Series”

The next chapter in our student-produced documentary series: Document This!

The Media Spot is working with 5th grade students at PS 682, The Academy of Talented Scholars (TAOTS), to produce a collection of short documentaries that tell the history, share the curriculum, and capture the school experience from the students perspective. The latest installement in this process was carried out as an Enrichment Cluster* titled Document This!

The Media Spot is working with 5th grade students at PS 682, The Academy of Talented Scholars (TAOTS), to produce a collection of short documentaries that tell the history, share the curriculum, and capture the school experience from the students perspective.  The latest installement in this process was carried out as an Enrichment Cluster* titled Document This! Continue reading “The next chapter in our student-produced documentary series: Document This!”

TMS writes chapter on Blending the Common Core with Media Literacy

The Media Spot’s Rhys Daunic contributed the following chapter to Media Literacy Education in Action, Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives, edited by Belinha S. Deabreu and Paul Mihailidis. Continue reading “TMS writes chapter on Blending the Common Core with Media Literacy”

The Media Spot at Summer Institute at U. of Rhode Island

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will be participating as a faculty workshop leader at the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy at the University of Rhode Island July 14-19, 2013.

If you are an educator looking to develop media literacy infused curricula that bring together media theory, digital media texts, tools and technologies please consider JOINING US in Providence!

In a nutshell, there will be inspirational talks from visiting media literacy luminaries each day (starting with Douglas Rushkoff), followed by breakout sessions to experiment with cool tools, and dig deeper into concepts in small groups facilitated by media literacy pros.  Each day also includes workshop time in the design studio to develop project-based instructional plans to take back to your community.

Visit the Summer Institute’s website for more details.