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Using Screencasting to Advance Critical Reading and Media Composition in Grades 4 - 12
 

Using Screencasting to Advance Critical Reading and Media Composition in Grades 4 - 12

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A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen combined with audio narration. Free and simple-to-use authorship tools now make it possible for everyone to use images, language and sound for ...

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen combined with audio narration. Free and simple-to-use authorship tools now make it possible for everyone to use images, language and sound for self-expression and communication. Learn to make a screencast by using your laptop to access, analyze, create and reflect on the media we consume and create. Making screencasts can strengthen students' ability to comprehend and analyze print, visual, sound and digital media.

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    Using Screencasting to Advance Critical Reading and Media Composition in Grades 4 - 12 Using Screencasting to Advance Critical Reading and Media Composition in Grades 4 - 12 Presentation Transcript

    • Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Massachusetts Reading Association Quincy MA April 10, 2014 Using Screencasting to Advance Critical Reading and Multimedia Compositions in Grades 4 - 12
    • PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING Understand how screencasting as an authoring tool advances reading comprehension, critical analysis and writing skills Consider the power of screencasting to build bridges between home and school literacies Collaborate to produce a screencast and reflect on learning-by-doing as a transformative practice Reflect on how to bring screencasting to learners in your school Goals for Today’s Session
    • www.mediaeducationlab.com
    • www.mediaeducationlab.com
    • www.harrington.uri.edu
    • Powerful Voices for Kids is a curriculum and professional development program for digital and media literacy education with children in Grades K - 6. www.powerfulvoicesforkids.com
    • Living in a Multimodal World
    • Screencasting 101
    • Screencasting enables a user to make movies of anything on a computer screen, adding narration or ambient sound
    • Who Makes Screencasts? Teachers Learners
    • Clip Compilation
    • Demonstrate Reading Fluency LINK
    • Demonstrate Literary Analysis LINK
    • Making the Home – School Connection
    • Interpret and Comment on Music Videos LINK
    • Screencasting Downloading
    • www.mediaeducationlab.com
    • ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE REFLECT ACT REFLECT ACCESS Media Literacy Learning Process
    • Screencasting for Media Literacy 1. Watch examples of screencasts that use critical analysis and discuss the content and format 2. Identify a media text to analyze 3. Small groups brainstorm & analyze 4. Write out sentences to provide commentary 5. Rehearse performance & revise 6. Record a screencast 7. Review and offer warm and cool feedback 8. Share with authentic audiences
    • LINK
    • Introducing the Media Literacy Smartphone
    • Introducing the Media Literacy Smartphone
    • Critically Analyze a YouTube Text LINK
    • Analyzing iCarly LINK
    • www.screencast-o-matic.com
    • Warm and Cool Feedback
    • LEARNING TARGETS: • I can watch TV with the purpose of thinking about how and why the program was made. • I can use critical questions to analyze a media message. • I can write answers to critical questions and think about what my audience needs to know. • I can perform my answers as spoken language using good pacing, tone and fluency. • I can use technology to create a short screencast. • I can give feedback to others and accept feedback about my work. www.powerfulvoicesforkids.com
    • ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE REFLECT ACT REFLECT ACCESS Media Literacy Learning Process
    • TAKE-AWAY IDEAS Screencasting enables learners to demonstrate the performance of reading comprehension and interpretation Screencasting is a multimodal authoring tool that combines language, image and sound to communicate ideas Student-created screencasts that activate critical analysis skills with media and popular culture help connect home and school literacies
    • Summer Institute in Digital Literacy June 13 – 18, 2014 Providence RI USA
    • Summer Institute in Digital Literacy June 13 – 18, 2014 Providence RI USA www.mediaeducationlab.com
    • www.mediaeducationlab.com
    • CONTACT ME! Renee Hobbs Professor & Founding Director Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island USA Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: @reneehobbs Web: http://mediaeducationlab.com