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.
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’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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Use Mozilla Popcorn Maker or Meograph to create stories or messages by mixing existing online content with your own original media.
“(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
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.