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Using New Media & Technology in the Classroom



This is a PowerPoint used in a workshop for educators and youth service providers about using new media in the classroom. The workshop is presented by BackList (www.thebacklist.net), a content ...

This is a PowerPoint used in a workshop for educators and youth service providers about using new media in the classroom. The workshop is presented by BackList (www.thebacklist.net), a content developer that connects media, entertainment, and education.



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  • Using Technology & New Media in the Classroom media.entertainment.education | 1 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • From Wikipedia: What is New New media is a broad term to encompass the amalgamation of traditional media such as film, images, Media? music, spoken and written word, with the interactive power of computer and communications technology, What distinguishes computer-enabled consumer devices and most new media from importantly the Internet. traditional media is • on-demand access not the digitizing of • content any time, anywhere, on any digital device media content into • as interactive user bits, but the dynamic • feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. life of the "new media" content and its This dynamic life, moves, breathes and flows with pulsing interactive excitement in real time. Another important promise of new media is the "democratization" of the creation, publishing, relationship with the distribution and consumption of media content. media consumer. media.entertainment.education | 2 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • Types of New • Digital videos Media • Social networking What other • Enhanced e-books types of new media have • Podcasts you • Websites encountered? • Mobile apps • Geo-tagging • Transmedia media.entertainment.education | 3 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • • Increase in learning opportunities Why New Media? What • Can help to increase literacies— digital, media, etc. advantages does new • Can help to meet children where media hold they best learn in the • Alter the media conversation classroom? media.entertainment.education | 4 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • Challenges & • Conscious about how we use Concerns new media in the classroom What do you • Depends on your population; need to knowing what might work best for consider them when using new media • Learning curve with technology and • Availability of equipment technology in the • Privacy Issues classroom? • Must serve a specific purpose media.entertainment.education | 5 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • Connecting with The Comics or Animated Cartoons 1. Have students create or “recreate” scenes from Autobiography of Malcolm X by using an comic strip application like Pixton Malcolm X Video Using Google 1. Have students create their own videos about the text using their cell phones, web cams or inexpensive video Earth, take cameras. Student videos can be uploaded to Facebook or students on a Twitter. tour of the Geo-tagging and Geo-experiences 1. Using Google Earth (googleearth.com), take students many places on a tour of the many places where Malcolm X lived. You can also explore those locales during the times when he where Malcolm lived there. 2. Physically visit places where Malcolm X spent time, X lived. such as various locales in Harlem. Using Foursquare (www.foursquare.com), “check in” to these places and chart a story based on the check-ins. media.entertainment.education | 6 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • Connecting with The Social Media 1. Have students develop a Facebook page for The Autobiography of Autobiography of Malcolm X where they act as the “teachers.” Malcolm X Providing information, quotes, “did you knows”, video links, article links for page visitors. Create a 2. Create a twitter (www.twitter.com) handle such as @malcolmxquotes to create a storyline from quotes found in Tumblr account the text. As a class, select and post quotes. 3. Create a Tumblr (www.tumblr.com) account to reimagine the to reimagine text through text, video, and images. 4. Use a closed or private network (for example, through the text through www.ning.com) to develop an online community for your class or group to discuss the book. Here’s a link of social words, video, networks made specifically for educators: http://mashable.com/2010/10/16/free-social-media-tools-for and images. teachers/. 5. Link with another educator and have a literary chat via Skype (www.skype.com) between your two classrooms. 6. Locate an elder, professor, literary critic who you can connect via Skype and have him or her provide a talk about the text or time periods when the book was written. media.entertainment.education | 7 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • Connecting with The Digital Photography Autobiography of 1. Create a photo gallery to Malcolm X represent Malcolm X’s progressions Have through a photo clipping application students like Snipit (www.snipit.com). 2. Have students take photos of collate the places, things, people, (using cell photo phones or inexpensive cameras) collection into that could be used to interpret the a digital story text. Have students collate the collection into a digital story based based on the on the text. text. media.entertainment.education | 8 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • Transmedia? Video featuring Henry Jenkins According to Henry Jenkins, the “father of transmedia” it’s a storytelling process where integral elements of work is dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes it own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story. media.entertainment.education | 9 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net
  • BUILD WITH BACKLIST Connect! • Visit us online, comment, let us know your thoughts on Renewal. • Share this e-booklet with your friends! • Join our mailing list and stay updated. • Join the discussion at our social networking homes: Media. Entertainment. Education BackList creates and produces stuff and we help others do the same. We’re creative. Open. Diverse. Driven. BackList 1498 Reisterstown Road, Suite 328, Pikesville, MD 21208 E: info@thebacklist.net | W: www.thebacklist.net | Twitter: @backlist media.entertainment.education | 10 www.thebacklist.net | info@thebacklist.net