Gun Control Media Action Project by High School Students

Between Parkland & SantaFe shootings a high school Government class collaborated with themediaspot to create this piece on gun control in the USA. Students mashed up images, stats, music, video, interviews & original music & poems to share their POV in a town hall screening with city school safety officials.

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Between Parkland & SantaFe shootings a high school Government class collaborated with themediaspot to create this piece on gun control in the USA. Students mashed up images, stats, music, video, interviews & original music & poems to share their POV in a town hall screening with city school safety officials. Continue reading “Gun Control Media Action Project by High School Students”

A Message on Equality from Bronx 5th Graders

Each 5th-grade student in Ms. Averill’s class at PS 32 in The Bronx wrote poems using a graphic organizer with prompts to answer the question, Why not Equality? They worked with TMS a few days before moving on to middle school to film and edit this mash-up PSA video using each students’ favorite line to show their families and community at the end-of-year award ceremony. Continue reading “A Message on Equality from Bronx 5th Graders”

Teachers using video to showcase best practices at MS 88

Library Media Specialist, Kyra Wolfe has been working with TMS on K-8 media literacy integration since as far back as 2010. She activated her own media literacy by co-directing the following video productions. Continue reading “Teachers using video to showcase best practices at MS 88”

Students film and reflect as they harvest – in the Bronx & Upstate

5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video.

4th and 5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video. It is the latest in a series of student productions documenting the growth of their garden, composting and sustainability programs.

Continue reading “Students film and reflect as they harvest – in the Bronx & Upstate”

High schoolers engage local police through video production

Students at Innovation Diploma Plus High School in Manhattan produced two short documentaries to share their perspectives on the impact of policing in their community.

Students at Innovation Diploma Plus HS crafted these videos to kick off a town hall meeting with members of their local law enforcement community to represent their perspective and start a dialog on police-community relations in gentrifying neighborhoods.  Continue reading “High schoolers engage local police through video production”

Imagining a rooftop greenhouse learning lab in Brooklyn

Working with students, parents, teachers and Principal Donna Taylor, TMS helped Brooklyn School of inquiry (and donors!) imagine a sustainable rooftop farm for interdisciplinary, hands-on learning to serve students and educators across New York City and beyond. Continue reading “Imagining a rooftop greenhouse learning lab in Brooklyn”

TMS collaborates on Sustainability Innovation Institute

Rhys Daunic collaborates on creative deveofor the Elk Coast Institute for Mindful Sustainable Innovation.

The Media Spot and The Generation Connection have been working closely with a world-renowned physicist on bringing together a broad array of innovators dedicated to global sustainability in the coastal woodlands of remote Northern California. Continue reading “TMS collaborates on Sustainability Innovation Institute”

Mixed generations produce media in the wild

TGC brings together kids and elders as campers — guiding them into learning expeditions in nature and the local community. Without demanding any particular result, the camp has found that immersing diverse groups in collaborative activities leads to positive intergenerational exchanges. TMS stokes interactions between young and old by facilitating intergenerational camper directed documentary videos on their travels.

Participation in collaborative video productions while immersed in nature encourages intergenerational campers to interview each other, frame moments they find most magical, and think critically about what makes this experience special in the editing process. The end result, a documentary recap of each years’ camp.  Continue reading “Mixed generations produce media in the wild”