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Search Savvy: What to Trust and What to Dismiss

New Ideas with Digital Tools | February 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Search Savvy: What to Trust and What to Dismiss

Caitlin Barry poses an important question about using media and technology in the classroom in her article in the Huffington Post, Defining ‘Media Literacy’ (2/7/12). Her question hinges on the skill-set we seek to offer students through the integration of media and media making in the curriculum. “Most teachers want to do cool activities with […]

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Get Ready…Digital Learning Day is Coming!

New Ideas with Digital Tools | January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Get Ready…Digital Learning Day is Coming!

The first ever Digital Learning Day kicks of on February 1. Billed as “a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology,” the day will call attention to the value of integrating new tools into teaching and learning. What is the value of integrating digital media and technology? Well, that’s a […]

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Can I Use This in My Media Project?

Digital Tools | January 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Can I Use This in My Media Project?

One of the most common questions that I encounter during media production trainings with educators is, “Am I allowed to use copyrighted material in my project?” From using John Williams’ classic “dark side” theme music in Star Wars for the opening credits of a digital story about the Hayward Fault to bringing in an excerpt […]

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Best Practices for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

6 -12 Science | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Best Practices for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

As an educator, it can seem quite overwhelming to assign your students a digital storytelling project. There can be many external as well as internal challenges that range from school resources to personal comfort level with technology. However, these challenges should not deter you from assigning a project to your students. The potential benefits can […]

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