Monthly Archives: February 2012
Here’s another videoconference opportunity from HEC-TV Live! … about HEC-TV Live!
Abstract: Want to know what it’s like to put on a live TV show? Want a behind the scenes look at the equipment and technology? Want to ask questions of producers, camera people, directors, sound and lighting technicians? Seventh through twelfth grade classes, join HEC-TV for this “inside look.” Here are the details on this live, interactive event:
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Times: 10-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m. CT
Register | Cost: NO CHARGE
Behind the Scenes of HEC-TV Live! Program Description: Through the course of the school year, HEC-TV Live! produces around 50 live television programs on a wide variety of topics from a wide variety of locations. Want to know what it’s like to put on a live TV show from any location? Want a behind the scenes look at the equipment and technology? Want to ask questions of producers, camera people, directors, sound and lighting technicians? Want students to have a better understanding of what goes into the TV programs they see every day? Or learn what it takes to work in the profession of television production? Or gain skills in media literacy as they see the “effect of effects” on the “reality” of television?
What a fun idea! Please join Meadows Elementary School (in Texas) as they celebrate reading with a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Read Across America Flash Mob!! At 8:30 a.m. CST on Friday, March 2, stop where you are, stop what you’re doing, grab a book, and participate in a flash mob (see video here, in the left hand column)!!
Check out this videoconference opportunity from the Paley Center for Media in New York – The Thirty-Second Candidate: Political Advertising on Television. This class for grades 9-12, and uses the Paley Center’s collection of political advertisements from the past fifty years to illustrate how candidates attempt to win the hearts, minds, and votes of the American people. Students will focus on techniques of political advertising, target audience and demographics, how advertising conveys leadership, and the role of policy in campaign ads. All sessions are interactive, with guided discussion designed to encourage active observation and critical thinking. Vocabulary words are also provided, along with pre and post connection lessons.
Videoconference classes are sixty minutes long, unless otherwise noted, but can be modified to accommodate class periods. For the most effective learning experience, the center recommends that the class size not exceed 40 participants; cost is $125. New Links members, contact Rebecca Morrison if you are interested in participating in this videoconference from the center, or another. Not a member? Contact the Paley Center directly.
This year for the Midwest Education Technology Conference you can win an iPad2 by participating in the Virtual Essay Multimedia Project. Pick your favorite online tool (i.e. Glogster, Animoto, Prezi, VoiceThread) and make a connection between your experience at METC (you must have attended the event) and the conference theme “Motivate, Engage, Transform, Connect!”
Be creative with your message and share your story…. here’s how:
1. Create your virtual essay using an online tool.
2. Submit the virtual essay by completing the Google doc form.
3. Deadline for submission is Monday, February 27, 2012.
4. The METC Planning & Advisory Committee decides on a winner in March.