Wednesday, 5 November 2014

20 Ideas to refresh your media teaching

Really, you needed to be there! A course for teachers run by me and Tom Woodcock, 6th Nov 2014 at the EMC...The twenty ideas:


1
Get to Know the Class

2
About Me

3
Post-It Lesson Plans

4
Twitter: Interactive Media in the Classroom

5
Out to Shoot

6
Storyboard: Choose your Weapon

7
Re-Makes

8
Cut and Paste

9
Bingo for Writing

10
Assessment Challenges

11
Instagram Adverts

12
Don Draper

13
Research and the Art of Recording Learning

14
Collaborate

15
‘External’ ‘Experts’

16
Do Something Different

17
Rough Cuts and Step Deadlines

18
Attention to Detail

19
Writing for an Audience

20
Reflective Island


And the resources we used:

2  About.Me: a good site for students to create a profile

http://about.me/tomwoodcock

3 examples of post-it lessons based on about.me

4 @bcotmedia does a lot of this!

5 other induction task videos here: http://ocrmediaconference2014.weebly.com/workshops.html

6 Storyboard this:

a person is standing outside a window
they look in through the window
they are shocked at what they see

What kind of storyboard sheets do you use?

Re-makes are a really good way to build skills:
  NFTS students do it with a painting! : https://vimeo.com/101534413

The Jamie's Dream School Trailer is followed by the original; also featured here are a  Juno titles re-make, a playlist of music video re-makes and some horror trailers. 

Tv- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMSgricJAzk&list=PLuboFoQeI7kh8SqGWBGCyJ5oKuxM9a3B7&index=1 and 

original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s9kWyufqnc&list=PLuboFoQeI7kh8SqGWBGCyJ5oKuxM9a3B7

Film- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QnUYS-mtUk

music video extract- http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA81436BEBECD13C8,   

trailer:  http://churchdownmediahub.weebly.com/bridging-task-june-2013.html

Re-makes can work well in print too:


re-make a film poster: http://www.latymermediashowcase.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/year-11-film-poster-remakes.html (GCSE)

8 An exercise in image selection for a newspaper

9 The Bingo grid- put nine words on a grid and students write a mini essay using all nine then peer assess

10 Discussion of challenges around assessment

11 Instagram ads- choose object of stationery
take three advertising photos
put on instagram
think of target audience
leave negative space on pic for tagline
be ready to pitch

12 Pitch using the pictures!

13 Taking notes using paper v digital



14 Collaboration- the advantages of it for both coursework and research for exams!

15 Some people you might invite into the media classroom:

other staff
SMT / Governors
ex-students
media practitioners
other arts/media organisations

16 Different ideas! The CD cover meme:

Use the title of a randomly-generated Wikipedia article. You HAVE to use the title of the page you land upon!1. Get a band name:

2. Get an album title: 
Use the last four or five words from the last quote on this page of random quotations

3. Get your image:
Use the random images  generator from Flickr's last seven days you HAVE to use the third image, whatever it is

4. Drop image and words into Photoshop:

Adjust your band name and album title by changing the font, colour and size and maybe putting a bit of layer effect on. Resize your image so that it is the right size for the front of an album. If you want, you can turn colour into black and white, but you can’t add anything else to the image!

The shoot out- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dw7P9r-Qichttp://thriller11group51.blogspot.co.uk/

17 rough cuts and step deadlines- a better way to organise projects

18 a couple of sensational videos:



19 Tips for exam writing:

short sentences
short paragraphs
line spacing
terminology
concrete examples

20 Reflection Islands- thinking about your experience of courses!




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