Process Video: Adjusting media literacy projects to fit student needs

This video showcases how media literacy teachers, Michael Novick and Kyra Wolfe, were able to redesign their curriculum, driven by student interest while staying grounded in media literacy concepts, student critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

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This video showcases how media literacy teachers, Michael Novick and Kyra Wolfe, were able to redesign a project-based learning experience to adjust to student interest while staying grounded in media literacy concepts, student critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. Continue reading “Process Video: Adjusting media literacy projects to fit student needs”

Students Document K-5 Best Practices & Milestones with Video

To commemorate and celebrate their first graduating class, principal Josephine Sportella asked TMS to work with students to create a series of videos to share their memories with the school community, and in the process, create the most authentic archival assessments of the school story. Continue reading “Students Document K-5 Best Practices & Milestones with Video”

TMS returns to faculty at Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

The Media Spot founder Rhys Daunic returned to the 2014 Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change (SAC) to work with Sanjeev Chatterje, founder of Media for Change, to mentor international students in the production of these two short videos. Continue reading “TMS returns to faculty at Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change”

NASA Climate Change in the Classroom Workshop Video

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot produced this workshop video at NASA Godard Institute for Space Studies with Carolyn Harris of RealWorldMatters, and Ryan Goble of Mindblue Inc. to capture the learning experience of 33 teachers from New York City and Illinois as they discussed climate change education with NASA scientists.

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot produced this workshop video at NASA Godard Institute for Space Studies with Carolyn Harris of RealWorldMatters, and Ryan Goble of Mindblue Inc. to capture the learning experience of 33 teachers from New York City and Illinois as they discussed climate change education with NASA scientists. Continue reading “NASA Climate Change in the Classroom Workshop Video”

The next chapter in our student-produced documentary series: Document This!

The Media Spot is working with 5th grade students at PS 682, The Academy of Talented Scholars (TAOTS), to produce a collection of short documentaries that tell the history, share the curriculum, and capture the school experience from the students perspective. The latest installement in this process was carried out as an Enrichment Cluster* titled Document This!

The Media Spot is working with 5th grade students at PS 682, The Academy of Talented Scholars (TAOTS), to produce a collection of short documentaries that tell the history, share the curriculum, and capture the school experience from the students perspective.  The latest installement in this process was carried out as an Enrichment Cluster* titled Document This! Continue reading “The next chapter in our student-produced documentary series: Document This!”

iPad Documentary: Cloud-based Class Management & Annotation Apps.

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.

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.   Continue reading “iPad Documentary: Cloud-based Class Management & Annotation Apps.”

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. Continue reading “PS124 Book Trailer – Comic Book Adaptation of The Invisible Man – Grade 5”