Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Monday, December 12, 2005


Students who earned an incomplete in Digital Production/Computer Arts can bring their incomplete grade up to a C by completing the following assignments:


Set any two of the songs listed below to pictures

“If it’s Magic” by Stevie Wonder

“Black Man” by Stevie Wonder

“Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder



Respond to the following blog posts.
(Responses must be posted on your blog page).

November 9, 2005 - “The Angriest Black Man in America”
October 20, 2005 – “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”
October 13, 2005 – “C. Delores Tucker”

Tuesday, December 06, 2005



Hats off to the “Young Scholars” who successfully completed all six of the PowerPoint exercises assigned to you since September.

Your finely polished projects not only inspired me, but they inspired many of the staff here at New Media Tech – Dr. Walker, Dr. Kenney, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Jones, Miss Clark, Board Members, parents and many others.

We were especially lifted by the conscientious work of 10th graders - Sonia Blount, Shamar Brown, Najah Gilmore and Jonnell Smith. Many of our students here at New Media are bright and talented and that light shines brilliantly through your intelligent and thoughtful work.

Sophomores Kwame Clark, Charod Hill, Channell Giles, Marcel Lofton, Latesha Moore, Vaunecia Jackson, Tacara Comer, Stephen Gray, Deanna Green, James Mitchell and Addison Bradley also produced many imaginative and colorful slides over the last three months.

Freshmen, Gregory Jackson, Joshua Devalles, Victoria Brown, Raniqua Wilson, Danysha Miller, Imani Craig, Precious Dyer, Blair Washington, Danielle Bradley, Chaz Skinner and Ashley Gause are to be commended for producing an impressive body of work, despite the delay in getting computers upstairs. They were team players from the start. Good Job students.

Good Job to those students who bought into the “blogging system.” It’s a brand new medium. Very few of us knew even a little bit about blogs back in September. But the fact that you are reading this post - online, through a blog, is proof of your resilience and responsiveness to this exciting new medium. Very soon, blogs will revolutionize the way teachers, students and parents communicate with one another.
Kudos to the following students for maintaining up-to-date and content rich blog pages: Sonia Blount, Channell Giles, Jonnell Smith, Larry Adams, Addison Bradley, Jennifer MacGruther and Mike Davis.

Finally, as we prepare for Student Presentation Night - Wednesday, December 21, 2005, I am seeking several more PowerPoint presentations to show to your parents and to the friends of New Media Tech. Therefore I am challenging you to set “any two” of the following songs to pictures.

It is not mandatory.
It is however, an opportunity for YOU to bolster your digital portfolio and to further demonstrate your mastery of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Keep up the outstanding work,

Mr. Songhai

Set any two of the following songs to pictures:

“Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone
“Inner City Blues” by Marvin Gaye
“Mercy Mercy Me (the ecology) by Marvin Gaye
“Mighty Mighty” by Earth Wind and Fire
“Ngiculela” by Stevie Wonder
“Save The Children” by Marvin Gaye
“Take it to the Sky” by Earth Wind and Fire
“What’s Happening Brother” by Marvin Gaye
“You’re a Wonderful One” by Marvin Gaye