Keynote at URI Summer Institute

Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.

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Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. Continue reading “Keynote at URI Summer Institute”

Save the Date: URI Summer Institute 2016.

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will be back for the 3rd time as faculty at the University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2016! Continue reading “Save the Date: URI Summer Institute 2016.”

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.

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”

TMS at URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2: JULY 13-18 2014!

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will be back as a workshop facilitator at the University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy from July 13th to Friday, July 18th.
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Renee Hobbs & Rhys Daunic Keynote on Whole School Media Literacy.

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot gave a keynote address at the 2014 Summer Institute of Digital Literacy with his longtime media literacy mentor, Renee Hobbs. Their talk walked the crowd of K-16 educators and researchers through various definitions of digital literacy, and how those are at play in schools developing curricula infused with digital and media literacy across disciplines, then they lead everyone through a production activity. Continue reading “Renee Hobbs & Rhys Daunic Keynote on Whole School Media Literacy.”

University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy: “Best PD Ever!”

This past July I had the privilege of participating as a workshop facilitator in an amazing professional development (PD) experience at the URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in Providence. “70% of participants rated it the BEST professional development program they have ever experienced in their entire career!”*

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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”

Web-native curation with Storify.

“(Storify is) multimedia storytelling that can redefine how we think about organizing information, ideas, and identities… it helps us to understand curation as a habit of our everyday lives online… a natural way to report in a hypermedia age.” – Paul Mihailidis News Literacy Professor, Emerson College Continue reading “Web-native curation with Storify.”

Middle School Digital Accountable Talk

At Soundview Academy (SVA), a middle school in the South Bronx, principal Will Frackelton is leading an effort to leverage students’ digital and media literacy skills acquired in their grade 6-8 filmmaking program to enhance a school-wide initiative of building “accountable talk” into students’ academic interactions. Continue reading “Middle School Digital Accountable Talk”