Service Learning Links

Service Learning

(http://www.servicelearning.org/index.php) This site explores service-learning as a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

 

The BYU Center for Service and Learning

(http://centerforservice.byu.edu/index.php?option=com_ezine&Itemid=4281) Established in 1999, the Center for Service and Learning has a unique focus on student service both on campus and in the local community. Students are encouraged to participate in service throughout their time at BYU. The Center for Service and Learning offers a range of services to assist students in locating opportunities which best suit their interests (major and career goals), schedules, and aspirations.

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Video Doc Links

Fit For the Kingdom

(http://fitforthekingdom.byu.edu) - The Fit For the Kingdom project originates out of Brigham Young University, and is dedicated to telling community stories in simple ways.

 

Spy Hop Productions

(http://www.spyhop.org) - Spy Hop is a local organization dedicated to teaching youth how to engage with and use multimedia to express themselves. Check out their various video, audio, and interactive design galleries.

 

 

Audio Doc Links

Transom

(http://www.transom.org) - Transom is dedicated to showcasing new developments in public radio. Their tools section is very helpful, particularly their Audio School, which gives some great advice for developing youth radio.

 

This American Life

(http://thislife.org) - This American Life is a radio show from PRI that seeks to tell stories (sometimes small and simple, sometimes grandiose) that address different aspects of the American experience. Their shows are great examples of how to use a variety of elements to create an audio documentary.

 

The Public Radio Exchange

(http://www.prx.org/) - The Public Radio Exchange describes itself as “nonprofit service for distribution, peer review, and licensing of radio pieces”. They have a vast amount of material available from many different contributors. You can join as a listener, or as a contributor to have your material published!

 

Youth Radio

(http://www.youthradio.org/index.shtml) - Youth Radio offers youth around the country the chance to work with industry professionals and develop radio stories. This is a great resource for finding youth-generated radio.

 

 

Photo Doc Links

Critical Exposure

(http://www.criticalexposure.org) - This organization focuses on teaching students documentary photography as a means of social change; be sure to check out their galleries of student work!

 

Collective Lens

(http://collectivelens.org) - Collective Lens is a wonderful site where many different photography organizations share their work and provide tips to creating your own photography projects.

 

Unicef Photo Essays

(http://www.unicef.org/photoessays/index-pe_29913.html) - Unicef has an ongoing project that provides children around the world an opportunity to document their own experiences through photography.

 

Digital Photography School

(http://digital-photography-school.com/)- This blog has a collection of tutorials, tips, and forums for every level of photographer. We especially recommend their section on composition tips.

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Media Literacy Education Links

The National Association for Media Literacy Education, or NAMLE

(http://www.namle.net/) works to ensure that all people have the skills needed to critically analyze and create messages using the wide variety of communication tools now available. The NAMLE Core Principles of Media Literacy Education are a guiding force behind our work in the Hands on a Camera project.

 

Project Look Sharp

(http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/) provides materials, training and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels.

 

Confessions of an Aca-Fan:The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins

(http://henryjenkins.org/). Jenkins writes from a media studies point of view but regularly makes salient observations about 21st century learning.

 

Weblogg-ed

(http://weblogg-ed.com/Weblogg-ed), maintained by Will Richardson, is dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, audiocasts and other Read/Write Web related technologies in the K-12 realm.

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