At any level within K-12 schools analyzing and/or making Public Service Announcement (PSA) is a fantastic way to engage students in real-world issues, argumentative writing, and civic action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following links can be used for student independent practice to develop and reinforce academic skills, digital media operational skills, and fine motor skills related to using the computer.
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).