Using Google Hangout on Air with Northwestern Law students and Interviews

Using Google Hangout on Air with Northwestern Law students and Interviews

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I have been experimenting with using Google Hangout on Air for live streaming in special guests from remote locations or Chicago. Click here for an intro on Google Hangout on Air to learn more about its basics. Last year, at a summer camp in I live streamed in a student who broke a school shooting […]

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Create a Companion Website for In-Depth Projects or Programs

Create a Companion Website for In-Depth Projects or Programs

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a great assignment for broadcast journalism students who work on in-depth projects or programs:  Have them create a “companion website” to go with their main video, a separate site with its own URL. It is a perfect way to get students working with various media (print, photo, video, etc.) in a meaningful way, […]

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JEA Digital Media Podcast: Holiday Wish List

JEA Digital Media Podcast: Holiday Wish List

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jon Rogers and I geek out on all things gadgets! We discuss all the things we’d love to unwrap for our classroom.   Here are some links to the items that we mentioned: [View the story “The Little Hawk Tech Request” on Storify] DJI Phantom Quadcopter Glidecam Drake University’s Mobile Gadget Lab GoPro Hyperlapse

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Use IFTTT.com to have an email sent to you everytime something posts to your website

Use IFTTT.com to have an email sent to you everytime something posts to your website

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required. One of the problems I used to have was that I didn’t always know everything that was posted on my students’ news websites, web editors didn’t always know when something had gone live and social media managers didn’t always know what recent posts they should be pushing. […]

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Mini-lessons for advisers when news cycles are slow: Brainstorming and planning

Mini-lessons for advisers when news cycles are slow: Brainstorming and planning

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The student newsroom is quiet. Reporters working in groups have some down time. What should I have my students do to be productive? What to do, when there seems like there’s nothing else to do, seems to be a common problem for advisers. You are limited with equipment. Only one person can edit at a […]

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JEA Digital Media Podcast: Sarah Nichols

JEA Digital Media Podcast: Sarah Nichols

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

How important is developing a strong bond with your students and their publication? It’s crucial. Sarah Nichols and I talk about its importance and what you can do to develop it. For more great ideas, click here. Not a member of JEA?  Sign up now!

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Mini Video Lesson: Who’s Who Bingo

Mini Video Lesson: Who’s Who Bingo

| December 9, 2014 | 1 Comments

I was trying to get my students to break out of the comfort zone by talking to people in the school that they may not know. I’ve shown videos from Steve Hartman’s Everyone Has a Story series numerous times, but I added another element that the students really go into: Who’s Who Bingo. I have the kids […]

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Defining what broadcast means for scholastic journalism

Defining what broadcast means for scholastic journalism

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can’t have a broadcast program at my school. I don’t have a television studio. I don’t have a green screen. I don’t have broadcast equipment to stream the football game. I don’t have time in our schedule for morning announcements. I don’t have the budget for broadcast. There’s another teacher who has a broadcast […]

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Broadcast Adviser of the Year Announced

Broadcast Adviser of the Year Announced

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, JEA announced the recipient of the 2015 JEA National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year: Don Goble of Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Don has worked tirelessly to help his students and peers improve the quality of their work, and elevate broadcast journalism as one of the main forms of media in contemporary […]

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