WELCOME TO DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND MEDIA
Special message for all classes: Thank you to those who tried their best and stuck with me for the duration of this crazy nine weeks. You should know that I struggled with you to stay motivated and keep moving forward, but we did it and it's over!
That said, I will be working this summer to revamp lessons, incorporating what worked and tossing out what didn't so that I will be ready for whatever changes the state and administration make for fall semester. I will be creating a weekly blog/vlog that will keep you informed of new developments over the summer, so check back here for those. You will also start to see more of my experiments with digital media apps using my family as the subjects 'cause...CORONA.
My initial foray into the Tik Tok phenom begins with this little intro to the Portsmouth Daily Times' Pet of the Week for May 18-22, 2020, Staple McCleese.
This class is a half-credit semester media design class with the primary purpose of teaching students to create a professional online presence. Other goals include learning to use technology to create podcasts, videos, and marketing campaigns, as well as other visual presentation forms and software.
New Media Trends for 2020 & Beyond
Plans & New Information
National Honor Society
Digital Media & English
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NHS Nomination forms due
March 30, 2020
After some thought, given the uncertainty of circumstances, I've decided to post a deadline for NHS nomination forms. This date will allow me to notify all qualifying students and provide enough time for creation and delivery of completed forms.
If we return to school, I would like to do something special for this year's new inductees and current members. But, we will have to wait and see what transpires. As of March 17, I plan to be at school on April 6. Stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, if you believe your GPA is high enough, by all means fill out the form (at left) and email it to me. If you are currently in my class, then you can place it on your website. Stay safe and well.
Fourth Quarter Overview
March 16-April 3
Google Classroom will be the source for all assignments this nine weeks, but be sure to check out the top of this page for various new announcements. Due dates are posted for the assignments on Classroom as well. The nine weeks will be divided in half with the first three weeks dedicated to the Pecha Kucha presentation and the rest of the year to storytelling. I want you to have an opportunity to experience digital storytelling from a fictional perspective.
If we do not return to school, we will likely have one or two online meetings as a whole group instead of by class through Google Meet. In order to prepare for that possibility, please experiment with the app on your own.
* I'm sure I need not add that this experimentation should be school-appropriate because you are all responsible young adults for whom I have tremendous respect. My equally tremendous disappointment at any unfortunate choices will cause you significant unhappiness. Let's avoid such ugliness, shall we? Remember to THINK before you act and choose wisely.
tools of the trade
Your group will decide on a product to sell online and create a commercial that will appeal to the target consumer. Before your group decides on a product, read the attached article linked below.
Fourth Quarter Overview
March 16-April 3 (Online Courses)
This last nine weeks of the year has been marked by confusion and uncertainty for all of us. Google Classroom will be the main site for information related to class assignments, which for now will focus on finishing The Great Gatsby.
After the completion of the novel, the focus for the next four weeks will shift to writing and research.
Week 1: Analysis + evaluation of sources
Week 2: Planning the argument
Week 2-3: Writing the argument
Week 4: Peer review and publishing of the argument
Week 5: Final Exam
“It’s not about you. It’s about your audience, and if they’re not listening, it’s your fault, not theirs.”
McCleese, paraphrased from Steve Jobs.
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