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Grade 4 Students Produce PSA to Promote Reading Nonfiction

The Media Spot helped Ms. Sugarman’s 4th-grade class produce this excellent public service announcement aimed at getting more students to unlock the magic of nonfiction!

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NASA Climate Change in the Classroom Workshop Video

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot produced this workshop video at NASA Godard Institute for Space Studies with Carolyn Harris of RealWorldMatters, and Ryan Goble of Mindblue Inc. to capture the learning experience of 33 teachers from New York City and Illinois as they discussed climate change education with NASA scientists.

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Higher Ed Teaching Presentations & Notes

Renee Hobbs & Rhys Daunic Keynote on Whole School Media Literacy.

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot gave a keynote address at the 2014 Summer Institute of Digital Literacy with his longtime media literacy mentor, Renee Hobbs. Their talk walked the crowd of K-16 educators and researchers through various definitions of digital literacy, and how those are at play in schools developing curricula infused with digital and media literacy […]

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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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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

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Social Studies Voicethread – Remix the study guide.

Workshop agenda from TMS at Transit Tech High School to establish teaching practices that encourage students to collaboratively-produce study guides using digital resources.

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Tools, Apps & Texts

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.

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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.

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Higher Ed Teaching K-12 Curriculum Development

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!”*

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Tools, Apps & Texts

Poetry Genius for Collaborative Text Annotation.

Rap Genius began as a rap lyric website, but it has since moved far beyond just rap, with unique home pages for Rock Genius, News Genius, and Poetry Genius.