Tips for creating video promos of your staff’s work

Tips for creating video promos of your staff’s work

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Promos work. Are your students creating promotional spots to remind viewers about their upcoming programs? Posting promos on social media outlets like Twitter or Facebook, or on your website, can create a buzz for your show. Want proof? In March of 2013, we created a 35-second clip promoting a special edition of our show about […]

×
Creating Infographics in Piktochart for the Web and Print

Creating Infographics in Piktochart for the Web and Print

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

Recently, Piktochart called me up to ask about how The Little Hawk is using infographics and our education license. They published… #UserStory: Jonathan Rogers on the joy of engaging students in journalism with technology The big tip after reading over their article would be to sign up for EDUCATION RATE and use their tutorials.  Make […]

×
Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

Here are a couple tutorials for Twitter’s livestream app Periscope. You can get the basic idea of how to use this video broadcasting tool with your mobile device. While the tutorials can give you a good of how to use the app, they are free so there are some limitations. These are a good starting […]

×
Periscope and Meerkat Apps Bring Live Streaming to the Masses

Periscope and Meerkat Apps Bring Live Streaming to the Masses

| March 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

  Two new mobile apps allow anyone to stream a live video feed across social media.  Meerkat (@appmeerkat) was the first to hit the market, and was a big hit at SXSW recently.  Periscope (@periscopeco) is owned by Twitter and launched last week.  Both allow you to connect via your Twitter accounts so your followers can […]

×
A few tips to help get you started taking photos with a DSLR camera

A few tips to help get you started taking photos with a DSLR camera

| March 27, 2015 | 1 Comments

I have been clicking photos since I was very young (in the single digits). When I realized I could actually work in a darkroom at my high school, I was elated. As college came around, minoring in Photography just seemed like a perfect fit. Now, I find myself spending much of my day teaching Photography […]

×
Beyond the Lip Dub Factory: Courageous Broadcast Journalists

Beyond the Lip Dub Factory: Courageous Broadcast Journalists

| March 25, 2015 | 3 Comments

Someone once said that bad things happen in the world, but its our job as journalists to help fix them. This kind of reporting takes courage, especially for broadcast journalism students, who are often relegated to airing daily announcements and making lip dub videos to, you know, improve school spirit. As advisers, it’s time to […]

×
Testing the limits of Google documents

Testing the limits of Google documents

| March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

In my American Studies class last week, my students tried something new — whole-class, simultaneous editing of one document. (We were looking at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail). This might sound chaotic (it was) and a little risky (one kid did, at one point, delete the entire text by accident, to which […]

×
Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Denver (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Denver (and bring a friend)

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in Denver at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Plaza Court 2, Concourse. It’s an open meeting so please show up and feel free […]

×
Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13 #DLday

Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13 #DLday

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13. It’s a day created to highlight great teaching, learning and lessons going on in classrooms around the world. You can find more about the day at DigitalLearningDay.org. On the site you will find a variety of tools and resources from lesson plans and digital tools to resources and […]

×