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The code of best practices for fair use in media literacy education

Since September of 2007 we have been contributing to the development of The Code (released November 11, 2008), a coordinated effort by the media literacy community, supported by experts at American University and The Media Education Lab at Temple University to simplify the legalities of using copyrighted materials in an academic setting.

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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 released November 11, 2008), a coordinated effort by the media literacy community, supported by experts at American University and The Media Education Lab at Temple University to simplify the legalities of using copyrighted materials in an academic setting.

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.

Also see: The Media Education Lab’s media literacy, copyright and fair use teaching resources and TMS video & discussion questions on The Media Education Lab.

 

Digital Citizenship, Online Safety & Cyberbullying Resources (2012)

Below are a few links with resources that can be helpful for staying up-to-date on issues related to student and school use of the Internet and other new technologies.  Continue reading “Digital Citizenship, Online Safety & Cyberbullying Resources (2012)”

Salzburg Academy: What does Freedom of the Press mean to You?

I just saw myself in the following video posted on the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change website — it was exciting!

Rhys makes a cameo in following student video posted during his first year as visiting faculty at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.

Continue reading “Salzburg Academy: What does Freedom of the Press mean to You?”

Capturing Camp through Digital Media – TGC Video Clips 2010.

This summer I had the pleasure of collaborating with some outstanding media educators at the 8th annual Generation Connection (TGC) summer camp in Gainesville, Florida, where we helped campers (age 8-80) use digital media to document their experiences on the camp website. The Media Spot has been working with the TGC since year one to work with participants to create documentary videos on their travels around Central Florida, encouraging critical thinking about how we can use media to shape, share, and reflect on what is important to us.

This summer I had the pleasure of collaborating with some outstanding media educators at the 8th annual Generation Connection (TGC) summer camp in Gainesville, Florida, where we helped campers (age 8-80) use digital media to document their experiences on the camp website. Continue reading “Capturing Camp through Digital Media – TGC Video Clips 2010.”

The Media Spot facilitates video productions on Social Media at the Salzburg Academy.

Rhys Daunic was a visiting faculty member at The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change & Global Change in 2010. Continue reading “The Media Spot facilitates video productions on Social Media at the Salzburg Academy.”

TMS + 10 Years of Media Literacy Education in the Journal of Media Literacy Ed.

The Media Spot’s Rhys Daunic published an article reflecting on 10 years in the field of media literacy education in Volume 3 Issue 1 of the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE). Continue reading “TMS + 10 Years of Media Literacy Education in the Journal of Media Literacy Ed.”

TMS on Arts Engine Media that Matters Panel: Beyond the Screen

This Friday, I am going to be participating on a panel discussion, “Beyond The Screen: Incorporating Media Into Your Lesson Plan”, at the Arts Engine, Media that Matters Film Festival free day-long series of conversations for filmmakers, activists, and educators. Continue reading “TMS on Arts Engine Media that Matters Panel: Beyond the Screen”

TMS Student Videos Featured in the NCTE Film Fest

I am proud to announce that the work of several of the students and teachers I work with will be featured in an upcoming film screening at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in Orlando, Florida (my old hometown — go Braves!)   Continue reading “TMS Student Videos Featured in the NCTE Film Fest”

A School Grows in Brooklyn, K-1 Media Literacy Documentary

Over the past year, I had the opportunity to work with the inspirational staff at the Brooklyn School of Inquiry, PS 686, on a series of documentary videos on their arts, enrichment and media literacy programs. Continue reading “A School Grows in Brooklyn, K-1 Media Literacy Documentary”

PS124-TMS PSA wins a 2010 Chase Multimedia in the Classroom Award!

Super Battery Fairy, a PSA on recycling rechargeable batteries by Class 4-302 at PS 124 facilitated by The Media Spot, will be showing at the Thirteen/WNET, WLIW21 Celebration of Teaching and Learning as a winner of the 2010 Chase Multimedia in the Classroom Awards Competition. Continue reading “PS124-TMS PSA wins a 2010 Chase Multimedia in the Classroom Award!”