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Grade-wide Collaboratively Planned Documentary Series

Students at The Academy of Talented Scholars produced a series of documentary videos collaboratively scripted across 3 classes that share their perspectives on their school. The grade-wide collaborative project began at the end of their 4th-grade year and continued into their 5th.

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BSI Movie Magic – Altering Reality for Audiences

How do moviemakers change how we see the world? How do they make what’s impossible in the real world, sometimes seem like reality? How can we as filmmakers help the public understand how video production can change how people see the real world?

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PS 124: PSA on Global Warming – YOU!

Class 4-302 at PS 124 produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on the effects of global warming and what we can do about them.

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List poetry blog & videos: Collaborative online writing, remixing & visualizing

Poetry Unit, List Poems, Poetry Videos

This Fall, fifth graders at PS 124 created “List” or “Catalog” poetry while learning to blog, and currently one of the classes is producing video representations of poems generated through this project.

Two fifth grade classes read There was a Child Went Forth by Walt Whitman, learning about the poet and his image-rich style of writing, and responded to 4 themes within the poem during directed free-writing sessions.

List Poems

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PS 130 Grade 2 Social Studies Accountable Talk Voicethreads.

The second-grade teachers at PS 130 in Brooklyn are experimenting with integrating student multimedia production through iPads in their units of study on NYC communities, restaurants, and birds.

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PS124 Book Trailer – Comic Book Adaptation of The Invisible Man – Grade 5

5th Grade Book Trailer – Comic Book Adaptation of The Invisible Man followed by a process-focused Media Literacy teaching video demonstrating the critical thinking that went into this student mixed media production.

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Campers young and old frame the action at The Generation Connection camp 2012.

It is always a goal of TMS/TGC productions to expose this decision-making process within our videos to not only demonstrate the building of media literacy that goes on at camp, but to expose our audience to those lessons as well. We hope to engage viewers in critical thinking about the constructedness of all media as they watch campers make editorial choices, and also transparently share the camp video production process to those who would like to try it for themselves.

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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.

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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.

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“Speak Up!: Breaking the Barriers”, plays to a packed house at NYC Performace Space, The Kitchen

ESL students from 7 different countries worked with TMS and a theater teacher to create a stage piece that incorporated original video elements. It was performed in front of a packed house at NYC’s The Kitchen in December. The kids communicated fluently in both media, and the crowd went wild!