Web-native curation with Storify.

“(Storify is) multimedia storytelling that can redefine how we think about organizing information, ideas, and identities… it helps us to understand curation as a habit of our everyday lives online… a natural way to report in a hypermedia age.” – Paul Mihailidis News Literacy Professor, Emerson College Continue reading “Web-native curation with Storify.”

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TMS makes Climate Change Videos with NASA Scientists.

In the summer of 2013 Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot worked with research scientists from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Earth Institute to create a series of videos as part of HOT: ONE WORLD, ONE CLIMATE, a curriculum developed by Carolyn Harris of RealWorldMatters and Ryan Goble of Making Curriculum Pop! and Mindblue.

In the summer of 2013 Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot worked with research scientists from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Earth Institute to create a series of videos  as part of HOT: ONE WORLD, ONE CLIMATE, a curriculum developed by Carolyn Harris of RealWorldMatters and Ryan Goble of Making Curriculum Pop! and Mindblue.   Continue reading “TMS makes Climate Change Videos with NASA Scientists.”

Rhys Daunic speaks to WPCTE on simplifying media literacy in the modern K-12 school

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot was a featured speaker at the Western Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English 2013 Spring Conference.   He presented recommendations for simplifying the blending of essential competencies of media literacy and the common core standards in K-12 curricula.   Continue reading “Rhys Daunic speaks to WPCTE on simplifying media literacy in the modern K-12 school”

PBS Frontline Digital Nation: Trailer

Themes and trends in U.S. digital culture are emerging faster than we often have time process. Frontline put together a nice outline of the big picture, with some insight from major thinkers in the field of media studies on how we can prepare ourselves and our students to adjust. Continue reading “PBS Frontline Digital Nation: Trailer”

NAMLE’s Core Principles of Media Literacy Education (CPMLE)

The following principles were identified by The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) as a framework for applying the key concepts of media literacy to teaching practices. Continue reading “NAMLE’s Core Principles of Media Literacy Education (CPMLE)”

List poetry blog & videos: Collaborative online writing, remixing & visualizing

Poetry Unit, List Poems, Poetry Videos

This Fall, fifth graders at PS 124 created “List” or “Catalog” poetry while learning to blog, and currently one of the classes is producing video representations of poems generated through this project.

Two fifth grade classes read There was a Child Went Forth by Walt Whitman, learning about the poet and his image-rich style of writing, and responded to 4 themes within the poem during directed free-writing sessions.

List Poems

Fifth graders at PS 124 created “List” or “Catalog” poetry while learning to blog, and produced video representations of poems generated through this project.

Continue reading “List poetry blog & videos: Collaborative online writing, remixing & visualizing”

Academic Games & Skill-Building Activities for K-5.

The following links can be used for student independent practice to develop and reinforce academic skills, digital media operational skills, and fine motor skills related to using the computer.

The following links can be used for student independent practice to develop and reinforce academic skills, digital media operational skills, and fine motor skills related to using the computer.   Continue reading “Academic Games & Skill-Building Activities for K-5.”

5 Key Concepts of Critical Media Analysis (1997).

Informed by long-standing curricula in Canada, England, and Australia, U.S. educators at the 1993 Media Literacy National Leadership Conference agreed upon the following concepts that should be included in the analysis of media messages (Hobbs): Continue reading “5 Key Concepts of Critical Media Analysis (1997).”