Friday, January 17, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Bradley Beach Elementary School held a Digital Story Showcase to present 14 short films created by the school's Writing Across the Curriculum classes. It was the first-ever initiative, within the school’s Writing Across the Curriculum classes, that was designed to teach students how to work together, tap resources and expertise, and use technology to share personal stories in an engaging way.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
We know our students LOVE the movies. And the upcoming Academy Awards telecast (March 2) will (again) be one of the most viewed programs, both in the US and around the world. I have developed a new resource web site providing ELA (and other) educators opportunities to take advantage of the buzz about the Oscars. Take a look and share it.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
March 21, 2014 8:00AM-6:00PM
Dolan Business School Fairfield University
Join a dynamic and growing group of researchers to:
- develop and increase research within the field
- reflect on work from current scholars, new researchers. graduate students and practicing educators
- move the field forward within new and experienced voices in a unique international format
Strands of Focus:
Strand 1: Media Literacy: Past, Present, and Future
Strand 2: Digital Media and Learning
Strand 3: Global Perspectives
Strand 4: Education: Training, Policy, and Digital Citizenship
Strand 5: Public Spaces & Civic Activism
$75.00 for academics/researchers/educators & $35.00 for students.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014
If you share our belief that film should be viewed, critically examined and discussed by learners in our classrooms as an integrated part of the curriculum we encourage you to join the Film Canon Project.
In our chapter, Developing a Film Study Curriculum and Canon, in the newly released book, Mastering Media Literacy, published by Solution-Tree (2014), we make the case for thoughtful and rigorous cinema curriculum coupled with the cultivation of a canon. To neglect what is arguably one of the most influential forms of media as a formidable part of teaching and learning is to lurch backwards in time.
We encourage you to review the posted titles for consideration by your faculty and students and then create your own canon. Please submit additional titles. The films on the list are derived from compilations from multiple sources, recommendations from professionals in the industry, and educators in the field. The list will continue to expand. The goal is to provide an active focused resource.
We invite you to submit film titles to the project that you believe will benefit students and teachers in their classrooms. Consider those films that are engaging and meaningful and can be integrated into the curriculum.