Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Students can earn extra credit by
attending and writing a review of

Sonia & Friends.

Art Sanctuary celebrates poet Sonia Sanchez
Reading in Concert. April 7, 2006
Church of the Advocate, 18th & Diamond Streets,
Philadelphia, PA.

Interested students please post a comment of interest on this post

Mr. Songhai

Monday, March 27, 2006


Here is a list of news web links.
Use these links to gather ideas for
your news stories.

Copy and paste the web address in your
URL window on your web browser.

Read your news story carefully.
Make notes of all the important details in your story.
Next, retell the news story IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
And finally, add your personal commentary
at the end of your news report.





Gaming Web links

Fashion Web links

Spoken Word/Poetry

Entertainment News

School News

Five school related announcements, events, notices, etc. per week

If you chose to be on the School News Team you must contact Dr. Kenney, Miss Clark and Shannon Moore (Program Director)
at least three times per week for important school news, events, and announcements.

Also if you chose to be on the School News Team
you will need to subscribe to the TMS-Online Electronic Newsletter
To subscribe, send a blank email message to
You will then be placed on their mailing list.

The newsletter is published weekly.
Review the newsletter and retell two of the most interesting announcements
on your blog page.
Mr. Songhai

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Student camera persons wanted

Two student camera persons are wanted to videotape

"Jazz on Cecil B."
The street where jazz grew up!

The Alfie Pollitt All Star Quartet
Ms. Aqueelah-MC
Honoree "Cousin" Mary Alexander

Saturday, April 15, 2006 from 8:00pm
The Wilarie Room in Patterson’s Palace
1621 – 27 West Cecil B. Moore Avenue

(down the street from Temple U’s WRTI)

This is a first come first serve assignment.
Please post your comment of interest on this post
for immediate consideration.

Mr. Songhai


PowerPoint Work

You are required to set the following poems to pictures (or video).

For My People
by Margaret Walker

Listen to Margaret Walker read an excerpt from For My People.

this is an audio post - click to play

Moments In Life
Author unknown

After you complete these projects, you may set any song or poem
of your choosing to pictures or to video.

Your song/poem must be approved by the IB and DB Instructional Specialists.

Mr. Songhai & Mr. Andrews

Monday, March 13, 2006


Internet Broadcasting students at New Media Tech are free to join any of the following news teams:

• School News Team
• Human Interest News Team
• Education News Team
• Entertainment News Team
• Technology News Team
• Gaming News Team

As news reporters, you will research and develop news stories from a variety of sources including: podcasts, online magazines, blogs and assorted video clips.

All Internet Broadcasting students are required to maintain an education blog.
Your education blog will serve as a digital notebook for your original news stories, editorials and other segments to be considered for broadcast.
You will use tools such as Cool Edit Pro, Audioblogger, Skype, and Podcasts to conduct interviews, record live remotes and to edit audio sequences.

Your original content will be available for download on the NMTCS web site.


We are now seeking students to fill the following slots

New Media Spoken Word Program
• This show will feature the work of aspiring poets, writers, and story tellers at NMTCS. This show will serve as a vehicle for student writers to share their work with their fellow students as well as with students from around the world.
(Requires two poems per week for five weeks)

WNMT Variety Show
• Students discuss entertainment, education and technology issues
(Requires two news editorials per week for five weeks)

WNMT News Radio
• All School News, all the time
• NMTCS Human Interest Stories
• Class schedules, meetings, holidays, announcements, events, school closings
(Requires two school related stories per week for five weeks)

Every student must post a comment of interest on this post indicating the news team you wish to join.

Your comment of interest must be received on this post by 3/17/06 or you will be assigned to a news team of my choosing.

Mr. Songhai

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What will this image mean to Philadelphians
in the months and years to come?

Mr. Songhai