Rhys Daunic to speak in support of Fair Use at the National Constitution Center

The release of the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Media Literacy Education is on November 11th, and we’ll be there in support in Philly at the National Constitution Center. Continue reading “Rhys Daunic to speak in support of Fair Use at the National Constitution Center”

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The Media Spot listed on The Media Education Lab’s top 7

I was recently consulting The Media Education Lab’s website for ideas on how to explain the concept of Media Literacy and describe the field of Media Education to a group I was speaking to in Florida. I was delighted to find themediaspot.org listed as one of seven resources linked to from The Media Education Lab’s Key Resources page, where TMS is described as one of their “favorite youth media organizations”! Continue reading “The Media Spot listed on The Media Education Lab’s top 7”

TMS produces video for The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education.

<--break->Since September of 2007 we have been contributing to the development of The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education (PDF).

Our most substantial contribution to the effort has been Media Literacy through Production-based Media Education, a video we produced to help frame the issues surrounding fair use in the context of elementary school video production.  Continue reading “TMS produces video for The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education.”

“Speak Up!: Breaking the Barriers”, plays to a packed house at NYC Performace Space, The Kitchen

ESL students from 7 different countries worked with TMS and a theater teacher to create a stage piece that incorporated original video elements. It was performed in front of a packed house at NYC’s The Kitchen in December. The kids communicated fluently in both media, and the crowd went wild!

For the past few months we’ve been working on an exciting project with theater teacher Alison Fleminger and a class of Liberty High School ESL students from Poland, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, & Mexico! Continue reading ““Speak Up!: Breaking the Barriers”, plays to a packed house at NYC Performace Space, The Kitchen”

TMS Production Menu (2006)

Collaborative, educational multimedia production poses many challenges. In a given learning environment, many factors must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, including the range of technical savvy among educators and youth, available technology resources, and the degree of technical support. This prevents a “magic bullet” prescription for media education through production, but it also provides opportunities for creative new media applications in virtually any situation!
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