Media Literacy Education expands the concept of literacy (i.e., reading and writing) to include all forms of media.
Category: Tools, Apps & Texts
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
21st Century Kindergartners show you what they know, and how they are building skills to participate in the emerging media landscape.
Tutorials & Resources to help teachers & students use free online tools from Google.
Interactive White Boards (IWBs) are becoming more and more a tool of the modern classroom. They can be great for sharing, analyzing and deconstructing digital media, and getting kids out of their seats and interacting physically with content. Although there are many brands, the IWB most commonly used in New York is made by SMART Tech. Most of the activities listed in this post can be recreated with a laptop and projector, without an IWB, or even recreated with an iPad (see below).
Below are a few links with resources that can be helpful for staying up-to-date on issues related to student and school use of the Internet and other new technologies.
Internet Safety (2009)
We take privacy and online safety seriously at The Media Spot. One of the most important outcomes of our work with Web 2.0 tools like blogs is the opportunity to inform students about Internet safety, and get them into safe online habits in a safe environment.
Several classes at PS 124 have been using Google Docs for word processing for the past few weeks. Google Docs is a program that performs the basic functions of an office program like Microsoft Word, but the major difference is that it is accessed on the Internet. Having this free word processor online allows students to access their documents from any computer that is connected to the Internet. The ability to access school documents from Macs or PCs, at school or at home, is revolutionary for technology integration at schools, who are routinely faced with limited computer maintenance, and are rarely equipped with shared file servers.
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too on any […]
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