Mathew Needleman's Blog (11)

Film School for Video Podcasters

My session for the K12Online Conference, Film School for Video Podcasters, is now online. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download for your iPod or to watch on your computer.

The sixteen minute presentation is a series of short vignettes framed by a film noir detective story in which I play the detective (of… Continue

Added by Mathew Needleman on November 9, 2008 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Digital Storytelling Blog Carnival #2

is now online:

For those interested in video production, this features a great assortment of articles for both beginners and advanced users about what's going on in the digital storytelling world in the past month.

Thanks for visiting.

Added by Mathew Needleman on February 17, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Carnival of Education

I'm honored to be hosting the Carnival of Education this week from Eduwonks. I hope you'll join me in what promises to be an exciting assortment of articles from around the edusphere.

If you're new to blog carnivals, here's how it works. You submit your article using this form by Tuesday, 2/29 at 5:00 PM PST.

I'll compile the entries and post them here on Wednesday, 2/30. See you there!…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 24, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Clay Animation Podcast Bonanza

Thanks to Greg Paulsen, Kevin Hodgson, and Carolyn Daly for joining me to discuss the ins and outs of clay animation in the classroom including rationale, sample projects ideas, and down and dirty tips on how to get started.

If you have iTunes, please subscribe to the podcast. Future podcasts are now being edited. If you don't have iTunes, you…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 22, 2008 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

Let the Digital Storytelling Begin

The Digital Storytelling Blog Carnival is now online.

Let the storytelling begin.

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 15, 2008 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Design and Storytelling on Film

Creating Lifelong Learners

An interesting conversation began in Students 2.0, where Anthony, a high school student, wrote,

" home movies, most...student videos are lacking a thesis and a design to support them. As technology allows us to integrate creative projects...we need to give students the tools to funnel their…

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 14, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Integrate Video Production in the Classroom

Excerpted from Video in the

1. Student engagement. Too many students in urban cities are dropping out. Engaging students early and providing positive experiences with school can help to hook these students before they leave.

2. Student achievement. Every classroom has a few students who are below grade level. Traditional teaching is not working for these students.…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 6, 2008 at 11:02am — 3 Comments

Day in a Sentence

Members of Classroom 2.0 are invited to submit their Day in a Sentence for the feature which I am guest hosting this month on the Creating Lifelong Learners blog.

It's a fast, simple writing activity that you may want to implement in your classroom after trying it… Continue

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 3, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Unit Opener Planning Week

Teachers are invited to post ideas for how to open units, provide an anticipatory set (particularly on how you integrate technology and web 2.0) as comments to this blog posting:

Creating Lifelong Learners…


Added by Mathew Needleman on October 12, 2007 at 9:06pm — 1 Comment

At Long Last, Gumby

Well, almost...

I've finally uploaded some of the films created by teachers in my class on Integrating Technology in the Open Court curriculum at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

They are filed under the appropriate units. In particular, check out:

First grade, Keep… Continue

Added by Mathew Needleman on August 1, 2007 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Digital Storytelling Blog Carnival

Go here to post your entry.

To celebrate the relaunch of Video in the which is nearly completed, I will be hosting a digital storytelling blog carnival.

Entries are due January 30th and will be posted January… Continue

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 5, 2007 at 2:00am — No Comments


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