Category Archives: Classroom practice

Teaching Media Literacy – Viewing the final product

Here’s a slightly more in-depth video of the final day of our high school class than the overview video we produced as a report on the project. Just to give you a (less-edited!) sense of how running a class like this might go. This segment shows students viewing and reviewing the Coach Poppy ad.
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Teaching Media Literacy – Staying focused on lesson goals

In these video clips, Gus works with the class to develop a list of attributes of two types of videos (Yell and Sell and branded), then keeps them focused on those attributes in a storyboarding excercise a week later. At the end, she assesses how the lesson went.
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Teaching Media Literacy – Technical Problems

One of the biggest obstacles in teaching with technology can be the technology itself. In the two vignettes in this video, Gus recounts some struggles she and the students had with technology on one of the five days she and Skye spent testing out The Media Show with a Brooklyn high school class.
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Teaching The Media Show: Vlog Day 4

On the final day of the class, we screened the videos we had produced from students’ storyboards and gave them a special surprise — a video review from producers at the Gottesman Video Collective. This video shows that process, including students’ reactions to our edits (they laughed hysterically about the JibJab-like introductions we animated using their photos and voiceovers, and we just about lost control of the class) and to the feedback from producers (they were on the edge of their seats and looked worried, but expressed relief when they realized that “critique” means both positive and critical comments).