Johnathan Chase
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  • Oneonta, NY
  • United States
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Founder/President of M.U.S.I.C.a nonprofit arts in education and media literacy organization.

Middle school social studies teacher at a K-12 rural school district. Very interested in the merging of art, technology, and media literacy with a central focus on character education and social responsibility. Also interested in educational applications of MySpace and other social networks.

Developing skill-based interdisciplinary lessons and social justice learning activities that stimulate both the heart and mind.

Presenter of "Learning From Lyrics" teacher seminars/workshops and lead a monthly arts integration discussion during the school year at Tapped In. Check out their Calendar for next session and additional events and teacher resources

Check out Once Upon a School and "How to reach and inspire tech-savvy kids" for more information.
Each school year my 8th grade social studies students must research a historic person or event and build a 3D Memorial. During the class presentation they are also required to play a dedication song that pays tribute to the person or event being memorialized.

I posted a few pictures below and many more projects can be viewed here...

In Spring 2008 my students created their own version of the "How Far We've Come" music video by Matchbox 20 using Sony Vegas Video click below to view a sampling...

Teacher's Sample Video

Student Video

Student Video

Student Video

Click link below to view more of the student projects...

2008 Media Projects - "How Far We've Come"

2009 Student Media Projects

2010 Student Media Projects


PSA Media Project


2011 Student Media Projects

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At 8:30am on December 18, 2010, Johnathan Chase said…

Looking for a meaningful media and extended-writing activity to focus grade 7-12 students the week before Christmas break?  Check out...


It's a Wonderful Life

At 11:40am on August 9, 2010, Jane Krauss said…
These projects are amazing! I'm sharing them with others.
At 7:51pm on July 10, 2010, Krista Easton said…
Ah... just visited your page and loved the article about the tech savvy kids and shared it on my own blog. Also, I'm a fan of the "One Love" music video and Playing for Change. I love that you've integrated music in such a meaningful way with your history students...I'm definitely going to come back to spend more time checking out their work.
At 7:07am on July 10, 2010, Krista Easton said…
Hi Jon! I would love to check out the music integration and PBL program! Is there a group or discussion or list of links somewhere I can start checking out?
At 5:03am on July 10, 2010, Johnathan Chase said…
You can now find Learning From Lyrics on FB, Twitter and YouTube...

Have a great summer!



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