Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Where we've been and where we go from here

The first marking period is officially over. Progress reports have been sent home and grades have been entered. It's time to start setting the stage for the second term. Some of you have worked very hard since the beginning of the school year. You've followed directions, stayed current with your assignments and asked questions when you were in doubt.

The above image is a screenshot of West Oak Lane. Our school is located in West Oak Lane. Can you recognize West Oak Lane on the map? Click the image for a larger view. I've lived in or near this community for over 40 years. Can you see our school? Do you know where we are on the academic map? Can you retrace the scholastic steps we've taken to get to this point in Media Literacy class?

If you are lost, need a compass and don't know where we've been or where we are going, then here is a little road map that might help you.

All Media Literacy students should have the following accounts:

Flickr or Photobucket
Google Groups


You should know how to add tabs to your personal start pages and how to add feeds to your various tabs. You should know how to use the PrintScreen key and know how to take screenshots of your desktop. All students should know how to paste your screenshots in Microsoft Paint and how to save your images as JPEG files.


All students should have a microphone so that you can record your various assignments.

Although it is not mandatory, all students would benefit from having some type of MP3 player to listen to podcasts and other multimedia files. If you don't have an MP3 player, you will need to listen to and watch the various multimedia files on your home computer or the school computers.

First assignment for second semester:

All students must produce an original multimedia rendition of Nikki Giovanni's poem Ego Trippin'. All students must create this project in Voicethread. See me in class for more details.

Good luck in semester two.

H. Songhai


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