Tag: classroom

by Robert Hernandez

When I look back at my career in the newsroom, there is one lesson that is burned into everything that I do: Don’t wait. Go rogue. But go rogue respectfully. This has been woven into all my work and is clearly part of my classroom philosophy. Let’s take a moment to understand what “not waiting” […] more »

by Sue Burzynski Bullard

Remix is a new segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

This is a cross post from the Knight Foundation, which asked the students, educators and professionals who beta tested its new digital teaching tool, “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” for their five favorite lessons. The book explores the digital transformation of journalism, and with one click turns into a classroom tool, offering 1,000 lesson plans and resources […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Education chief: “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete.” (AP) 2. Is Big Brother invading the classroom? (Salon) 3. Op-ed: It’s time to hit the ‘off’ button in the digital classroom (Toronto Star) 4. Do students behave better in a digital […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. How technology will change the traditional classroom (Mashable) 2. Boston.com journalist discusses ‘Walmart journalism’ (SPJ) 3. Is studying social media a good idea? (10,000 Words) 4. How the Wall Street Journal uses Pinterest (10,000 Words) 5. Center for Collaborative Journalism starts to recruit […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

New technology is a lightning rod and polarizing force because, as Nicholas Carr articulated in his book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” it not only begins to influence what we see and how we see it, but, over time, who we are. It makes sense then, that debate of digital […] more »

by Audrey Watters

As we noted in August, cell phones are in the hands of the vast majority of adults, and whether schools like it or not, they’re in the hands of most students. While many schools still see cell phones as a distraction rather than as an educational tool, it’s hard to deny that these devices are […] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In a time and age when many of my generation assume the younger generation understands technology, I have been surprised […] more »