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 @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.
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 […]
The National Scholastic Press Association announced their list of finalists in the 2014 Broadcast Story of the Year competitions. Finalists were named in the News, Feature and Sports categories. You can see the finalists and check out the stories on the NSPA site here. Winners will be announced Nov. 8 at the 2014 JEA/NSPA Fall […]
The National Scholastic Press Association announced the 2014 National High School Broadcast Pacemaker finalists yesterday on their website. Eleven schools were named finalists. You can view the 11 schools here: http://studentpressblogs.org/nspa/2014-nspa-broadcast-pacemaker-finalists/ NSPA also named the 2014 Multimedia Story of the Year finalists. A total of 18 finalists were announced in three different categories. You can check out […]
The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in Washington D.C. at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Park Tower Suite 8219. It’s an open meeting so please show up and feel […]