Tag: digital

by Meagan Doll

Leyla Akincilar is a former administrator, teacher, coach and curriculum director. After 13 years in urban education, both in public and charter schools, Akincilar recently took her skills from the classroom at KIPP Bayview Academy to EduCrate, an ed-tech startup that is curating educational videos to help teachers bring rigor, differentiation and engagement to their […] more »

by Ed Madison

Reality television is rarely referenced as a resource for pedagogical insights. However, the genre’s success warrants a closer look as administrators seek new and affordable ways to train educators how to teach digital skills. We know that character-driven narratives have the power to engage and captivate viewers. Reality shows are a hyped-up hybrid of the documentary […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, October 24, our #EdShift chat will focus on green shoots in journalism education. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss teaching innovations that others can model and remix into their own curricula. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with […] more »

by Sue Newhook

At the opening keynote of the Online News Association conference in Chicago last week, I found a seat next to one of this year’s 936 first-timers. He was a little daunted by the program and asked me, an ONA sophomore, for advice. “Don’t worry about getting to everything that looks interesting,” I told him.  “You […] more »

by Eric Newton

Last week at the Online News Association convention in Chicago, we did a “lighting round” on our update of Searchlights and Sunglasses, the free digital learning resource Knight Foundation offered up last year to journalism education. Did we just say the first edition launched last year? That seems like a lifetime ago — maybe because, […] more »

by Vicki Krueger

Digital tools can make journalism more powerful. They also can make you a more powerful teacher. Whether you’re looking for new tools to use in your classroom or you want to ensure your students have the skills they need to succeed when they graduate, digital tools can help. At Poynter’s News University, we’ve been building […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, our #EdShift chat will focus on blended learning in the classroom. Join us at 1 pm Eastern Time/12 pm Central Time/10 am Pacific Time as we discuss tools and platforms for this increasingly popular hybrid teaching model. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Alexander B. Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. He is currently a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and recently produced a report on data journalism, “The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism” (PDF). EducationShift talked with Howard about the report and what educators should take […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Cable pioneer says U.S. cable companies should create Netflix rival (Liana B. Baker / Reuters) 2. Third of millennials watch mostly online video or no broadcast TV (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. Going digital is a complete transformation in the way journalism is done (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 4. Are operations like Flipboard scams […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Judge: News outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter (Reuters) 2. Facebook announces ‘Graph Search,’ promises privacy (Forbes) 3. US Postal Service pushes digital envelope (Guardian) 4. Maltreated teen girls more likely to engage in risky online behavior (Mashable) 5. Social […] more »