Author Archive: Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 17th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now STL. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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Tutorial: How to use iMovie on the iPad (UPDATED)

Tutorial: How to use iMovie on the iPad (UPDATED)

| November 15, 2014

UPDATE: Post updated for iMovie 2.0+ Here are some updated videos from iMovie 2.0+. You can find videos to help you with the old version of iMovie in the original post found below. ScienceMan Lesson – iMovie 2 App for iPad Tutorial iMovie for iPad – FULL CLASS – iOS 8 Version – – – […]

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MobileVideoDIY is giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

MobileVideoDIY is giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a great new resource for those interested in mobile video (and that should be every scholastic journalism staff) and they’re giving away some great gear. In a project sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative, MobileVideoDIY.com launched last week with some great […]

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Contest results from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC #nhsjc

Contest results from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC #nhsjc

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Fall National High School Journalism Convention was held in Washington DC Nov. 6-9. In addition to some great individual sessions and keynoters Bob Woodward and Jay Harris, some awards were given out at the convention. Here are some of the digital media awards that were presented at the conference. NSPA Best of Show: […]

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SmartNews is a news curation app that allows for offline reading on iOS and Android devices

SmartNews is a news curation app that allows for offline reading on iOS and Android devices

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

My first exposure to the SmartNews app came in September at the Online News Association annual conference in Chicago. SmartNews had a booth to promote their US launch (which happened in October). The app curates trending articles from social media in a variety of categories and carries stories from Buzzfeed and Bleacher Report to The Huffington […]

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Sprout Social Highlights 36 Tools To Create Unique Images

Sprout Social Highlights 36 Tools To Create Unique Images

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sprout Social has another nice grouping of tools here. This list helps individuals with anything from infographic creation tools to social media image makers. While there are a few tools on the list we’ve talked about here before from Piktochart and Infogr.am to Jing and Skitch, there are a variety of others, many of which […]

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MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor

MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The MediaBreaker tool is a great resource for teachers looking to give students a hands-on project that will allow them a chance to critically look at and engage with media messages.  In what began as a project to engage students in NYC, The LAMP expanded its non-profit reach with a recent Knight Foundation Grant to […]

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12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Megan Fromm, JEA Professional Support Director, attended the Society of Professional Journalist’s Excellence in Journalism Convention a few weeks ago and came back with a great list of digital tools. She attended a presentation led by representatives from the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism where they shared the following digital tools for journalists. It’s a […]

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Vertical Video Syndrome PSA – A video to help teach students not to shoot vertical video

Vertical Video Syndrome PSA – A video to help teach students not to shoot vertical video

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting students to understand that video needs to be taken horizontally should be one of the first lessons they are taught. This video “Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA” does a great job of explaining why vertical video is bad and does so in an entertaining.

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Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3

Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comments

Check the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Right’s Commission’s blog for a lesson plan you can use in class to see what your school district filters are blocking. The SPRC is also conducting an online survey through Oct. 3, 2014, to gather data on what school filters block. It’s a great news literacy lesson to check […]

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