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.
TMS facilitated media productions with 75 students from 13 countries at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in July.
This video showcases how media literacy teachers, Michael Novick and Kyra Wolfe, were able to redesign their curriculum, driven by student interest while staying grounded in media literacy concepts, student critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
To commemorate and celebrate their first graduating class, principal Josephine Sportella asked TMS to work with students to create a series of videos to share their memories with the school community, and in the process, create the most authentic archival assessments of the school story.
The Media Spot founder Rhys Daunic returned to the 2014 Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change (SAC) to work with Sanjeev Chatterje, founder of Media for Change, to mentor international students in the production of these two short videos.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.