Creative Constructions:

Raising Student Voices Through Multimedia


Dave Boardman

Messalonskee High School

Oakland, Maine





Writing with words, images, video, music, connections



  • Fundamental skills remain at the core

  • Multi-level communication

  • Requires extensive planning: pre-writing, revising, rewriting

  • Analyze how images, sound enhance communication

  • Connections to genuine audience

  • Blends engaging approach with curriculum objectives



A New Digital Divide


"Participatory culture is emerging as the culture absorbs and responds to the explosion of new media technologies that makes it possible for average consumers to archive, annotate, appropriate, and recirculate media content in powerful new ways. . .we are moving away from a world in which some produce and many consume media, toward one in which everyone has a more active stake in the culture that is produced.” (Jenkins et al. 2007)


  • Low barriers to join in

  • Support for creating and sharing

  • Informal mentorship

  • Contributions matter

  • Social connection - through work






It's All About Writing

Planning, Drafting, Editing, Revision...


along the way...

image voice music video connections



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Accessing Media




Fair Use works, but...


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Audiences and Authenticity


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Contests
EarthDay Challenge C-Span YouTube







Other possibilities...



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Struggle for Life




Models


BBC Film Network

BBC Capture Wales

Streetside Stories


Tools

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Gizmos

Animoto

Glogster

Voicethread

Media Resources

Image After

Bigfoto.com

stock.xchang

Freeplay Music

Ustream

blip.tv

Legal Music for Videos

archive.org




Possibilities?