The Elm City Webmakers wanted to provide an update about our morning session at CfAL’s tech-4-teens camp.

Last week we focused on movie making and we may seem some movie premiers today!!!

We heard from many of you that campers could not put down the video editing apps. WeVideo also works on Apple and Android devices so encourage your kids to create content all summer long.

Good Trouble

We will then begin to explore podcasting. More importantly we will ask students “How do they want to change the world?”

We will then have a 30 second moment of silence in the memory of John Lewis. Next we will talk about how often good trouble is the only way to change the world and how as digital artists we can make good trouble.

John Lewis, as we all know was one, if not the greatest, American Hero, but he was also a leader in digital literacies. He published a graphic novel series called March and even went to ComicCon cosplaying (dressing in costume as a fan) as himself.

In 2016 his graphic novel series won a National Book Award. As a teacher the acceptance speech greatly moved me. Moves me every time I watch it.

We ask that you take time to watch the video with your camper as you continue to discuss the legacy of John Lewis and talk about ways we can all cause some good trouble.

As we begin our exploration of podcasting we will align to the 8th grade speaking and listening standards of the CCSS.

Specifically:

Tuesday:
Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and format as we identify the common parts and text structure

Wednesday:
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers as campers interview mentors for a podcast

Thursday:
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest

Key Vocab this week

intro
outro
bumper
integrate
clarify
relevancy
emphasize
salient

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