The semester is now over, but before I put this blog to bed for the summer, I want to share the final projects for my Kent State Teaching Multimedia grad students.
But first, I want to say that the Teaching MM course impacted me a great deal when I was a grad student in the KSU Journalism Education program. Under the tutelage of Sue Zake in 2009, a KSU adjunct and instructor for that course back then, I created my first blog, and have been blogging ever since. Now, Zake is a KSU assistant professor, and I am honored to have inherited that course from her in 2013.
Blogs are now required in all of my photojournalism courses because, it most cases, it’s the first visual portfolio for the students. Blogs are a powerful way of documenting what they’ve learned throughout the semester, and passing that knowledge forward.
The final and most significant posting is their final project, which is upload all of the required elements to their blogs.
Not only do I grade from the blogs, but by posting to their blogs, other teachers and students can share it, as well.
Since this was a multimedia course, why not introduce them to a program that enhances their lesson plans?
So, it is with immense pride that I present to you the blogs of the spring semester 2016 class, who are mostly high school teachers advising or teaching student media (broadcasting, newspapers, yearbook).Adding a poll to your content from Mark Davidson on Vimeo.
How to use Twitter to promote a news story from Teaching Multimedia on Vimeo.
(This video is a demonstration for students posting their live broadcasts to Todd's school website on his class page, by Todd Hatfield)
Editing Video to Tell a Story from Stephen Milligan on Vimeo.
(Introducing students to ThingLink, a website that allows users to create interactive graphics, by Michael Gluskin)
AIR Exam Video from Robin Lester on Vimeo.