Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot gave a “Cool Tool” presentation at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2014 at the University of Rhode Island.
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 following was prepared for a workshop at Transit Tech CTE High School in Brooklyn, NY
Workshop agenda from TMS at Transit Tech High School to establish teaching practices that encourage students to collaboratively-produce study guides using digital resources.
Students use Mozilla Popcorn Maker to identify, build on, or take apart arguments posted in online videos. [2018 NOTE: Replace Popcorn with tools with features for annotating video — like Screencastify, Loom, EdPuzzle, or on mobile devices Explain Everything.
Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot was on a panel moderated by Dr. Vanessa Domine at Montclair State University back in February to discuss the 22-minute documentary special Eyes Wide Open: This is Media.
Rap Genius began as a rap lyric website, but it has since moved far beyond just rap, with unique home pages for Rock Genius, News Genius, and Poetry Genius.
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.
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.