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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Q & A with Teen on How and Why She and Her Friends Are on Snapchat

Q & A with Teen on How and Why She and Her Friends Are on Snapchat

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q – What is your name? How old are you? What publication staff are you on at your school? A – My name Clair Selby, I am 17 years old, and I am the Editor in Chief of Westside Wired at Westside High School. (westsidewired.org) Q – How long have you been on Snapchat and […]

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Use IFTTT to automatically track social and web postings to a single Google Calendar

Use IFTTT to automatically track social and web postings to a single Google Calendar

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required. I was speaking with Erica Smith last summer about wanting an easy (and cheap way) to track my staff’s social postings a bit better. She’s done a lot of work with social media  and I figured if anyone had the answer, it would be Erica. She did. […]

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Our 10 Most Read Posts in 2014

Our 10 Most Read Posts in 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

2014 was another great year for us as we continued to grow and added some great resources to the site. Here are our 10 most read posts/pages on the site from 2014. Have you checked them all out? Royalty Free Music for Audio and Video Production – Our top hit goes to a page that has […]

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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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Tutorial: How to use iMovie with the iPhone and iPod (UPDATED)

Tutorial: How to use iMovie with the iPhone and iPod (UPDATED)

| November 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

  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. iMovie 2.1 Update for iOS 8 – New Features Overview iMovie for iPhone: Basic Tutorial – – – Here are a […]

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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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