Learning how to shoot videos with mobile devices can be a great way to get started with telling your digital story. But where should you start? (more…)
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With our workforce on track to becoming 50% freelancers by 2020, current community college programs without embedded entrepreneurship are setting students up for failure. So what can passionate teachers and administrators do differently right now to help when their hands are tied by institutional red tape? (more…)
CreatorUp’s Summer Accelerator Program has officially kicked off! What does this program entail? Fast-paced pre-production, production, post production instruction, supplemented by weekly workshops with industry professionals. This includes strategic and hands-on planning for an indie or commercial project, as well as lessons from the CreatorUp course library and awesome field trips. (more…)
I recently had the chance to attend the Digital Media Learning Conference 2015, and it was just as powerful and exciting as I had hoped it would be. The core theme, equity, underlined the necessity for digital media integration into educational experiences to create learning connections, ranging across areas including digital storytelling, coding and storytelling, and digital badging. (more…)
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This was my third SXSWEdu – and here are some of my top five takeaways in the world of digital media and education. There’s a lot of angst around the term digital – like it’s getting in the way somehow of learning. But to sum it all up – we might say that educators are working hard but have a long ways to go to empower new student voices with the tools they need to be heard, to be seen, and to make an impact both in the digital and real world around them. (more…)
With the horrible shooting in France happening this week – do we truly live in era when we can say what we want? Are voices being silenced by intolerant violence? (more…)
How can you engage students inside and outside the classroom in a world that’s flooded with digital distractions? Show up on their phones. Contribute to the conversation with something to say that speaks the language of students living in around the world of social media – video. We recently partnered with Feather River College to develop a soft skills in the work place video curriculum for the New World of Work, and we premiered the video lessons at the annual conference for the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship in Arizona this year. (more…)
Creativity cannot be taught. Some would say it most certainly cannot be taught through the Internet. I argue however, that creative skills and creative careers can be nurtured best through the Internet because of its inherently social nature, global access, and pure speed. (more…)
One of the main reasons you stay at a job (or maybe even got the job in the first place) is because you liked your co-workers, or they liked you. Here are ten ways to annoy all your co-workers, in no particular order.
Cord cutters just got their cords cut. Remember getting a bad DVD that skipped or waiting three days for a movie or getting a DVD lost in the mail? We’re going back to that. We’ve come to expect equal access to Internet usage at a fair price and services like Netflix and its full library of stories. But just when you were starting to enjoy the luxury of this 21st Century utility – what does no more Net Neutrality mean for you and your access to stories (or online education for that matter)? (more…)
I recently had the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of individuals working in all aspects of digital media, in thinking about the future of digital media literacy at the URI Digital Media Summit – and here are some ideas for media literacy lesson plans taken from nine platinum standards of digital media literacy interpreted from our dialogue. (more…)
Everybody learns differently and has different interests around different subject matter – so how can we utilize technology as a solution to personalize our educational experience and make it more interactive and engaging for individuals? (more…)
Let’s take a look back at our learning experiences – who did you really learn the most from? Was it your professors, or your classmates? (more…)
Art can’t be taught. Well, that’s what most people would tell you. So why do we have art schools in the first place? (more…)
I was on the phone last night with my students Marco and Farren who’d just completed their first pass on a cut of their web series. I was giving my round of notes to the editor, Marco, after doing a sit down with Farren, the series Creator on Tuesday night. The two had been living in a bubble with this project and needed an extra pair of eyes to make sure that the laughter was still there…..after looking and living with this project for so many months.
So let’s say you wanted to study something you love, but never had the time or money to do it. You might look online, but where? The curated educational search engine RedHoop allows you to learn from the best experts at your fingertips. (more…)
Back in my undergrad days we had an amazing “Film Genre” course where, in addition to learning about various genres, we were also taught screenwriting tips for using real life stories and melding them into a specific genre. This is important for having the base of even the most fantastical genres be about human stories. This is how we did it: