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Higher Ed Teaching

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.

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Productions

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!

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K-12 Curriculum Development Presentations & Notes TMS Custom Resources

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.

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Higher Ed Teaching

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 […]

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Presentations & Notes Tools, Apps & Texts

30 Apps in 30 Mins at The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium

Rhys Daunic will show the media literacy and enrichment potential of 30 Apps in 30 Minutes at the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium on October 26, 2013.

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Productions

iPad Documentary: Cloud-based Class Management & Annotation Apps.

This documentary video and related links and standards covers innovative iPad teaching and learning at PS62 from the Spring of 2013. Students speak metacognitively about their purposeful and sophisticated use of cloud-based apps for person-to-person, or class-wide sharing of work, and the selection of digital annotation apps for various academic tasks.

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Tools, Apps & Texts

Cloud-based Word Processing & Student Portfolio Apps.

Google Drive (DRIVE.google.com) is a cloud-based suite of tools for creating word processing documents (“Docs”), slideshow presenatations (“Presentations”), spreadsheets (“Sheets”), quiz or survey forms (“Forms”), digital drawings (“Drawings”) and more. It’s similar to Microsoft Office, but online, here’s how it’s different. Evernote (evernote.com) is a cloud-accessible and mobile app that allows students or teachers to capture and annotate notes in a variety of media.

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Presentations & Notes Tools, Apps & Texts

Web-Native Production with Mozilla Popcorn Webmaker & Meograph

Use Mozilla Popcorn Maker or Meograph to create stories or messages by mixing existing online content with your own original media.

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Presentations & Notes Tools, Apps & Texts

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

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Productions

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.