Act out voice of teacher: Why can’t you turn in more visual packagesAct out student: sideStudents and teachers both have questions….sometimes…the same ones!
Speaking of which…….
Ethics in action…. Have a student interview another student about a close relative that died.Bring a prop box… to draw from for interactive stand-ups.Debate--A person you’re interviewing is ranting like a crazy person (really crazy)—do you air it?—Guest speakers--they can add news challenges, skills to include or just critique
Such as….i-pad, or smart-phone…. Show off new news aps in the processHave grads tweet tweet in comments to the topic…AND ethical problems they’ve faced. Professionals can critique through skypeBring in best and worst youtube stand ups…Vote on….. after everyone lists one idea by searching twitter and FB.Have students hunt for best web add on for a current story like “Sandy”
BEA IGNITE Pam Doyle University of AlabamaIgnite Through Interaction: Not Your Mother’s Fishbowl
Ignite Ignite Through Interaction—(Not your mother’s fishbowl exercise!)
How can we improveThe basic skills of ourelectronic news students?
With an easy practice drillthat can be worked intoevery class and any timeyou have an extra fiveminutes….
The basic “formula” 3-shot sequence Two strong sources 60” live shot Web add-ons A good lead or lead-in Good teases Focused story angle Good nat sound Good interview questions Localize the story Descriptive writing Interactive bridges ??? ???
Then… Pull a current story idea. Match it with a skill from your list. Pick a student to answer/explain/”go-live”/or “role-play” with another student.The whole class can join in and learn from theprocess.
Variations on the formulaEthics in action—role-playTake a note from comedians—Bring aprop boxOld school debate—Team for/teamagainstInclude the professional guest speakers
Add in the New Tech— You can “draw” the current story from mobile devices Crowd source—Have grads tweet in Scavenger hunt—for the best web add-ons Skype in professionals Best and Worst Practices—youtube—Bring it! Vote on the lead story for tonight’s cast…