Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Monday, April 30, 2007

To Snitch Or Not To Snitch

Last week in my Tech Seminar class one of the topics of discussion was snitchin'. To set up the discussion, we watched Anderson Cooper's interview with rapper Cam'ron on the topic of snitchin'. At the conclusion of the interview, students were asked to create a a short multimedia project on that topic. Here is one of the student productions that grew out of that discussion.

H. Songhai

Thursday, April 19, 2007

What Have Your Eyes Seen?

Be it good, bad, happy, or sad, what have your eyes seen this year?
See me in class for more details on this project.

Click here to see a slideshow of the above video (no audio).

H. Songhai

(Original post 4/18/07. Updated 4/21/07)

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Zoho offers a powerful suite of software tools for creating documents, presentations, wikis, spreadsheets and chatting. It's similar to Google Docs with an added bonus - ZOHO Show. ZOHO Show is an online presentation tool. It's a very practical presentation package and it's pretty full featured. I started using it today and found it to be extremely user friendly. Resizing pictures was a little tedious.

Click here to view example of Zoho Show

Mr. Songhai

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Imus and You Must Be Mad!

Since Monday, ninth grade students at New Media have been wrestling with Don Imus' filthy and despicable comments regarding the Rutgers Women's basketball team.

Overwhelmingly, ninth grade students found the so called shock jock's comments to be appalling, sick and venemous. Yet as offensive, sexist and racist as Imus' comments, and the comments of his producer, Bernard McGuirik's were, we've decided to use his disgusting and dim witted diatribe as a teachable moment.

This is particularly timely now that New Media students are using free web based tools to produce original multimedia projects that can reach as far and as wide as Imus' putrid and imbecilic insinuations.

All ninth grade students should see me tomorrow for photos, sound bytes and video clips related to this topic.


H. Songhai

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Ninth grade student Toront used a handful of the free and powerful Web 2.0 tools we've been discussing in class to produce this rendition of Lamont B. Steptoe's poem, For Jesse Owens.

Good job Toront!

Mr. Songhai