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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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 …

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Teaching The Media Show: Vlog Day 1 

This video journal of day 1 of the class we taught in Brooklyn shows Gus introducing the episode, the project, and the expectations for the students. It shows students brainstorming how "yell and sell" and "branded" ads are different, and labels key themes which students brought up -- themes you may want to encourage students …

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Teaching The Media Show: Vlog Day 2/3 

This video journal of day 2 and day 3 of the class emphasizes what we thought was important for the short time we had, how rarely we'd been making it into the classroom (because of scheduling problems, it was every few weeks), and the number of days we had left. It also shows the #1 …

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Teaching The Media Show: Group 3 “Yahoo!” Video 

This is the video produced by Group 3 at BIHS. (more…)

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Teaching The Media Show: Group 2 “Tag In Your Eyes” Video 

This is the video produced by Group 2 at BIHS. (more…)

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Teaching The Media Show: Group 4 “Let’s Boulikar It!” Video 

This is the video produced by Group 4 at BIHS. (more…)

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Teaching The Media Show: Group 1 “Coach Poppy” Video 

This is the video produced by Group 1 at BIHS. (more…)

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Teaching The Media Show: Producer Feedback 

The great strength of the Gottesman Video Collective is the way all new video producers learn through apprenticeships, or legitimate peripheral participation. A key part is feedback in production meetings. Our managing editors emphasize positive and constructive feedback. Feedback is frequently very detailed, ranging from "What did you do with the lighting there? I liked …

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