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.
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 – – – […]
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 […]
Contest results from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC #nhsjc
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: […]
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 […]
MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor
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 […]
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.
Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3
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 […]