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Media Literacy Lessons Through Video Creation


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Learning media literacy lessons through student generated video creations is a power educational tool. Students are creating videos to show content comprehension in courses in every core subject area.

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Media Literacy Lessons Through Video Creation

  1. 1. 21st Century skills video
  2. 2. Media LiteracyA 21st Century Necessity Don Goble Ladue Horton Watkins High School Broadcast Technology, Film & Multimedia Teacher District Video Producer  Apple Distinguished Educator 2011 GMLP -Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Educator of the Year 2011 S’Park Scholar Media Mentor of the Year 2012 follow me on Twitter @dgoble2001
  3. 3. Teach Media Literacy through Video Creation
  4. 4. "As students develop their visualliteracy, they begin tounderstand that every visualchoice the artist has made, everydetail regarding subject andcolor and composition, conveysinformation that informs thereader.” -- (from "The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways To LiteracyThrough Art")
  5. 5. Consumption
  6. 6. Creation• Only 29% of high schools offer some form of Broadcast/Video program• Why not simply incorporate video then in ANY class?
  7. 7. Why Video?1. Engagement2. Accessibility3. Publish4. Community5. Media Literacy
  8. 8. 5 key questions of Media Literacy1. Who created the message?2. What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?3. How might different people understand this message differently?4. What lifestyles, values & points of view are represented in; or omitted from, this message?5. Why is this message being sent?
  9. 9. Why use video in the classroomTeachers who use video report that theirstudents: • Retain more information • Understand concepts more rapidly and are more enthusiastic about what they are learning. • With video as one component in a thoughtful lesson plan, students often make new connections between curriculum topics. • Improves writing and reading literacy.
  10. 10. By effectively using media, teachers:• Help students practice media literacy, media creation and critical viewing skills• Reach children with a variety of learning styles, especially visual learners, and students with a variety of information acquisition styles• Engage students in problem-solving and investigative activities• Begin to dismantle social stereotypes• Provide a common experience for students to discuss
  11. 11. The Students’ Process * Outline * Gather * Deconstruct/Construct * Revise * Share * Critically Analyze 21st Century Skills!
  12. 12. How do you assess video projects? 1. Accuracy of Information Portrayed 2. Analysis of Subject Matter 3. Storyline Development 4. Audience Engagement
  13. 13. Ways teachers are using Video in the classroom • Field Trip/Study Adventures • Record important lessons for students who are out sick or on vacation • Public Speaking classes, debate , forensics • ELL practice speaking & send videos to family members overseas • Book talks & book trailers • Record Students Reading • Math comprehension and review
  14. 14. Video examples from core subjects Students teaching students
  15. 15. Have no fear...... • Don’t need to be the expert • Learn from your students • Your students want video! •Take the leap!
  16. 16. To learn more check outFor copies of this information, tutorials, and morevideo project resources visit: - Free Technology for TeachersDon’s teacher website for Making Videos on the Web Free for teachers & studentsNew resources for K-12 on iTunes U 
  17. 17. iTunes UVideo in the Classroom by Don Goble
  18. 18. Q&A Don Goble Ladue Horton Watkins High School Follow me on Twitter @dgoble2001 Media LiteracyA 21st Century Necessity