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TTT #283 - 2.8.12 - 47:47 min.   Paul Allison was so inspired by George Mayo’s “conversation” at Educon 2.4 the last weekend of January http://educon24.org/conversations/Empowering_Students_Through_Documentary_Filmmaking that we invited him and his filmmaking colleague, Joel Malley to join us for this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers. (Please subscribe: http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?...
Doc-Filmmakers-FairUse.png Educators interested in helping student filmmakers understand copyright law and the doctrine of fair use will find great value in this resource.    In order to help documentary filmmakers navigate the U.S. copyright law's frequently misunderstood doctrine of fair use, veteran documentarians collaborated to create the Documentary...
boundbylaw_hi-res_small.jpg Digital writers and teachers have been trying to make sense of copyright and Fair Use policies for awhile and there are excellent resources to assist them. But the case of documentary filmmaking presents a particularly complex challenge in its heavy use of archival footage and collected images. Where other media can get by with...
Students at Arapahoe High School in Colorado made Daniel Pink's book the center of their curriculum, blogged about it and even met with the author himself.  Watch this documentary the students made about it called A Whole New Learning Experience. In addition, Karl Fisch, an Instructional Technologist at Arapahoe High School shared more details from his experience on his blog, The Fisch Bowl.  ...
The documentaries included here became classroom texts for us as we used them in a variety of ways in our daily school lives.  My friend, May, will help us out here by providing several examples.  Check these out by clicking the subheadings in the box to the left.  
Another lens that seems really productive is to look at these videos in terms of assessing what kids know and are able to do.  With video as the data, I get more of the context and more of the movement, spatial configuration and emotion that comes across in motion pictures.  This is a drawback too, since with all of that information, it can be overwhelming to think and talk about.   Still given...
That's Amari.  And this has to be one of my favorite video clips.  In fact, in writing about first grade documentaries today, I have watched this one at least 17 times.  In its four seconds of footage, it sort of says it all.  The camera circles around... you see for a moment and hear the kids and the classroom.  And you hear me, acting in that moment for the school institution..."5 minute...
The year that May, Qudia, Amari, Everardo, Joslyn, and their friends were in first grade, they made a lot of movies with our little digital video recorder.  In this resource, you will find stories and reflections from the kids and me about what happened when the children controlled the camera.  You will find out what they recorded and how they see school.  In addition, you will find out how...
In early 2010, PBS Frontline producer Rachel Dretzin and correspondant Douglas Rushkoff set out to investigate the current state of the digital revolution and its impact on human experience. Digital Nation, the February 2, 2010 airing of Frontline, documents Dretzin and Rushkoff's investigation. The two follow their questions into universities, elementary schools, corporate headquarters, military...