All Blog Posts Tagged 'Media' (10)

Social Media Reflection

I haven’t completed much research in the past on social networks because I’ve spent my time working at an Elementary School where social networking is not allowed. I’ve also been pretty much blocked from every social media site by my district’s proxy. After reviewing the various sites I understand that many of them collect student information and is probably one reason why they’re blocked. I was really surprised to see that the one social network tool that’s approved in my district is…

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Added by Daniel Sharpe on July 26, 2013 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Media Guide for TRON now available

In April, Disney released the TRON Legacy 3-D/TRON Collection. TRON was addressing net neutrality before the world knew what the net was. This combo pack is the perfect classroom tool to begin the conversation. Yes, I get that Legacy was a not the best plot line but who cares. When you think about the “cutting edge” special effects that are now quaint in the first film and the fact that they actually had to do R&D for the costumes in the second, there’s a conversation to be had about how…

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Added by KellyAnn Bonnell on June 27, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

New Media Literacy: Relevance and Challenges

The concept of Technology Literacy became immediately relevant for me last year as I was filling out the 2008-09 ADE Educational Technology Survey required for our district to receive funding under the Title II-D/EETT program. I had to answer the following questions:



Q40: How many 8th grade students in your school/district would be classified as technologically literate according to the following definition:



"Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use… Continue

Added by David Ligon on September 13, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Branding in Social Media

The concept of branding is an essential part of social media and web 2.0 literacy. The way in which an individual or business presents themselves online through a variety of online venues is absolutely essential to how viewers will perceive them. This can have either positive or negative consequences depending on how one's web 2.0 brand comes across. Case in point, in the latest issue of Government Technology an article entitled "The Trouble with Twitter and other social networks" depicts an… Continue

Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Cheating Heart

Perhaps the most difficult problems facing educators is the staggering number of students who cheat in school. With the emergence of all sorts of exciting technologies– mobile technologies, social media technologies, etc. — teachers and administrators are finding it virtually impossible to effectively combat cheating. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on August 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Founder and Chairman of Second Life to Speak at Bryant & Stratton Second Life College Graduation

Bryant & Stratton College announced today that Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life, will speak at its graduation, the live Second Life college graduation to be held June 10, 2009. Mr. Rosedale has agreed to speak at this historic event to the approximately 40 graduates from the 150 year old institution’s online degree program as they receive their hard earned diplomas in their avatar form on the college’s virtual campus… Continue

Added by Erik on June 4, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Graduates Start New Life Via Second Life

The virtual world of Second Life has seen a host of experiences over the years, but on June 10th, the first Second Life college graduation will be held on the Second Life campus of the 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College. Approximately 40 graduates ranging in age from 25 to 45 will don their virtual cap and gown to receive their college degrees with all of the pomp and circumstance regularly witnessed in the real world, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the… Continue

Added by Erik on May 28, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Free webinar archived: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Through Innovative Technology

Technology is transforming how students learn and engage in our information society. Over 300 registrants learned about forward-thinking technology solutions from four leading educational entrepreneurs who have unleashed student talent through the use of online, interactive platforms. Steve Hargadon, Founder of Classroom 2.0 and an architect of LearnCentral.org; Paul Kim, Chief Technology Officer for Stanford University School of Education and a leading researcher for Programmable Open Mobile… Continue

Added by NCTI on May 26, 2009 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

San Jose Digital Media Course



San Jose Digital Media Conference



June 22nd-25th at the San Jose Museum of Art



The San Jose Digital Media Course is a unique course designed for educators to experience 21st Century Learning in a real world setting. Participants work collaboratively to create vodcasts (video podcasts) of art exhibits from the San Jose Museum of Art.



CEUs and Graduate Credit available



More information is available at… Continue

Added by Tammy Stephens on February 10, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Media Arts Film

It was only a few years ago that Westdale got its first digital camera, now we have a fully operational Mac computer lab (30 computers) complete with digital video cameras, editing with Final Cut Pro, plus a full array of software for graphic and web design. The students are energized by the courses and it has infused a validation of all things progressive into the school community.

Added by Wendy Melnick on January 25, 2009 at 6:53am — No Comments

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