Explain Everything App Presentation at Uri Summer Institute

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. Continue reading “Explain Everything App Presentation at Uri Summer Institute”

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Guerrilla-style Micro documentary on Poetry Genius.

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.

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.   Continue reading “Guerrilla-style Micro documentary on Poetry Genius.”

Web Video Argument Remixes

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. Continue reading “Web Video Argument Remixes”

TMS on Documentary Panel Discussion at Montclair State University

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. Continue reading “TMS on Documentary Panel Discussion at Montclair State University”

30 Apps in 30 Mins at The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium

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.

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. Continue reading “30 Apps in 30 Mins at The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium”

Cloud-based Word Processing & Student Portfolio Apps.

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.

Free tools that allow folks to collaborate in real time, and create student digital portfolios.  Continue reading “Cloud-based Word Processing & Student Portfolio Apps.”

Web-Native Production with Mozilla Popcorn Webmaker & Meograph

Use Mozilla Popcorn Maker or Meograph to create stories or messages by mixing existing online content with your own original media. Continue reading “Web-Native Production with Mozilla Popcorn Webmaker & Meograph”