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7/12/11

Produced by
David Ayling

“Is This What I’m Supposed to Be?”: Chicago Teens Challenge Pop Culture Representations and Make Their Own

This webisode of StudentSpeak visits Free Spirit Media, a nonprofit organization that focuses on media literacy and digital communication skills with a curriculum in Chicago high schools that continues after school in informal learning spaces.
 
 

5/26/11

Produced by
David Ayling

“Changing the Nature of Storytelling”: Chicago Students Remix Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere”

This week’s StudentSpeak focuses on digital storytelling using the book “Neverwhere,” by British author Neil Gaiman.
 
 

5/05/11

Produced by
David Ayling

Mapping the Museum: Teens Use Technology to Make Their Mark on The Art Institute

This webisode of StudentSpeak follows teens taking part in a unique digital mapping project at the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
 

4/15/11

Produced by
David Ayling

Using Goggles to Change Google: Teens Learn the Power of Programming at Mozilla’s Hackasaurus

This week’s StudentSpeak webisode goes behind the scenes at a programming workshop in Chicago where teens are using new tools developed by Mozilla to remix and improve the web.
 
 

4/04/11

Produced by
David Ayling

"Big Responsibility": Chicago-Area Teens Use Virtual Tools to Solve Real-World Science Problems

This week’s StudentSpeak visits Wheeling High School in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where teens are solving real-world problems for scientists at Abbott Labs.

Filed in: Schools, STEM, StudentSpeak

 
 

3/14/11

Produced by
Jeane Quentin

Hands-On Hacking: Young Programmers at FabLab San Diego Use Math and Science to Dissect Technology and Make it Their Own

This week’s StudentSpeak webisode goes behind the scenes at FabLab San Diego, where teens are learning to experiment with technology in a hands-on programming course.
 
 

2/25/11

Produced by
David Ayling

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Sparks Digital Collaboration Between Area Teens and Artist Mark Bradford

In this week’s webisode, StudentSpeak goes behind the scenes at the Mark Bradford Project, sponsored by Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
 
 

1/27/11

Produced by
David Ayling

Talking Back: Chicago Teens Gather to Explore Media Messaging & Social Change

In this webisode, we follow students from YOUmedia as they attend Chicago’s first Youth Media Conference as citizen journalists, interviewing their peers about the role of media in their lives.
 
 

12/01/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

After Class, Teen Pushes Past His Comfort Zone and Learns to Mix Music Like the Pros

In this webisode, Studentspeak follows 17-year-old Daniel Robbins as he takes his music to the next level with digital mixing equipment and software—and some social media marketing savvy.
 
 

11/09/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

Art Inspires Activism: Teens Use Digital Media to Respond to Gulf Oil Spill

This week’s StudentSpeak webisode offers a peek into the new style of civic commitment of today’s teens.
 
 

10/28/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

“We Build Ourselves Up Together”: Chicago Teens Adapt and Remix Toni Morrison's "A Mercy"

Last time on StudentSpeak, teens at YOUmedia, the Chicago Public Library’s digital space for teens, created innovative new media projects based on Toni Morrison’s most recent novel, “A Mercy.”  This week, StudentSpeak is there as the students showcase their work in front of a crowd of educators, parents and their peers at the Chicago Public Library.
 
 

10/20/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

“Open the Door to What is Possible”: Reading Toni Morrison Inspires New Media Projects

In this webisode, StudentSpeak goes behind the scenes to watch how students at YOUmedia, the Chicago Public Library’s digital space for teens, are using Toni Morrison’s book “A Mercy” to create new media projects around themes of slavery and empowerment.
 
 

10/06/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

Chicago Teens Call For Schools’ CEO to Bring 21st Century Technology into Their Classrooms

“Imagine if every teacher could use technology fluidly in their lesson plans. Imagine if students could take classes at other schools via video teleconferencing. Imagine if a Spanish class in Chicago had daily speaking sessions in English and Spanish with a classroom in Mexico City. We believe if our recommendations are adopted, those dreams could be a reality.” So begins the final report of the Mikva Challenge on bringing Chicago public high schools into the 21st Century.
 
 

9/16/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

Chicago Teens Work Alongside School Leaders to Improve Technology Use in Schools

Previously on StudentSpeak, we watched teens use digital media to respond to neighborhood violence. In this webisode, we meet student leaders from the Mikva Challenge program who are also working on improving their own communities – by developing a platform to present to Chicago Public School leaders on incorporating technology in the classroom.
 
 

9/02/10

Produced by
Ben Wolff

“Taking Our Culture Back”: Teen’s Documentary Tackles Violence in Popular Culture

In this StudentSpeak webisode, Spotlight talks with Serenity, 14, a participant in the Digital Youth Network and YOUmedia after school programs at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.
 
 

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