Food Ad Tricks: What You Don't Know About Food Commercials
In 1990, HBO, in a collaboration with Consumer Reports Television, aired the first of three half-hour specials about children and advertising. The programs pulled back the curtain on many of the techniques and tricks used in TV commercials. Since the programs were clearly teaching "media literacy" the programs became popular with teachers and media educators alike. Alas, the videos are no longer available, although some libraries may still have them on the shelves. Now, here, for the first tim
Deconstructing A Television Commercial: Media Literacy
Here is a classic mobile (cell) phone advertisement, which can be incorporated into media literacy instruction to teach the techniques of persuasion as well as the techniques of production. I have created a companion lesson plan which can be found here: (run time :59)
Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
Students in grades 3-12 spend eight-1/2 hours daily using media. (Generation M., Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010) Filmmaker/George Lucas Educational Foundation chair George Lucas thinks it's time to change "English" class into "Communication" class. National Association for Media Literacy Education members believe, "By learning to skillfully interpret, analyze, and create messages, media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of messages using image,
What Are Different Aspects of Journalism?
Different aspects, or media, of journalism include print,
broadcast media and Web journalism. Find out why so much of print media is gravitating towards the Internet from a journalism
professor in this video clip.
How to Capture Streaming Video from online sources to hard drive (WM Recorder video tutorial)
How to Snag/Catch/Capture/Rip/Save/Download/Record Streaming Video from online sources to hard disk with WMRecorder.com
Download WM Recorder, easy to use stream recorder/downloader software to capture streaming video and audio from online sources with ease.
In this video learn how to:
1.) Download/Rip/Save/Capture Streaming Video/Audio
2.) Capture Windows Media .WMV video stream (broadcasted through RTSP, MMS and HTTP protocols)
3.) Use this Windows M
Jobs and Equipment Used in the Lumber Industry
An in-depth look at wood processing in the lumber industry. From cutting, trucking, recycling, new products and new innovations in the lumber industry. (44:23)
My Global Business Experience: Jenny Truong
London Business School student Jenny Truong talks about the benefits of participating in the Global Business Experience, as part of her MBA programme. Jenny joined a group helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses in Johannesburg, South Africa.
1.4.2 P is for Presentation By presentation, we mean, the way in which the information is communicated. You might want to ask yourself: Is the language clear and easy to understand? Is the information clearly laid out so that it is easy to read? Are the fonts large enough and clear? Are the colours effective? (e.g. white or yellow on black can be difficult to read) If there are graphics or photos, do they help the infor
By presentation, we mean, the way in which the information is communicated. You might want to ask yourself:
Is the language clear and easy to understand?
Is the information clearly laid out so that it is easy to read?
Are the fonts large enough and clear?
Are the colours effective? (e.g. white or yellow on black can be difficult to read)
If there are graphics or photos, do they help the infor
This video is one of the Merit Award winners in the School Digital Media Awards 2009 (Singapore). It was inspired from Project Digital Citizenship, a Cyber Wellness Project by Mr Kwan Tuck Soon.
According to experts, cyber-bullying is becoming increasingly common all over the world and it is no different in Singapore, where over 70 percent of students have access to the internet at home.
Cyber-bullying is when someone repeatedly makes fun of another person onlin
Who supervises the board? In Indonesia, that’s the job of another board
Indonesia’s two-tier board system works well and could be a model for other countries. That’s according to the president of the supervisory board of commissioners at major telco PT Telekomunikasi, Tanri Abeng, who says he’s “a little bit critical” of the single-board system used elsewhere.
The Lehman fallout: blame the bankers, not the banks
The banking industry, post-Lehman Brothers, is going to be quite a different one going forward, because the impact of the banking crisis was so profound that changes are inevitable.
The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.
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Recycling : Environmental Effects of Plastic Bags
After being taken to a storage location, recycled glass is taken to a glass re-manufacturing facility, where it is crushed and sorted by color. Discover how recycled glass is melted and remade with help from a solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator in this video on glass recycling.
Lynn Bestul is the solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator for the New Hanover Department of Environmental Management in Wilmington, N.C.
Electric Literature Founders Andy Hunger and Scott Lindenbaum: 'Agitating' for Fiction
Plenty of people in the publishing world fear that new media and the Internet will kill interest in reading literary fiction. Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum, however, think of Twitter, YouTube and the iPad as opportunities to introduce new audiences to the art of the short story -- and to tell stories in unique ways. They are the founders of Electric Literature, a quarterly literary magazine that publishes using a print-on-demand model and enhances its stories through collaborations between au
Medici - Birth of a Dynasty
Wealthy Florentine banker Cosimo's search of Europe for relics of antiquity sparks classical learning. Run time 55:23.
PLATO Computer Learning System 50th Anniversary
[Recorded: June 2, 2010] Science fiction writer William Gibson once famously said, "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." Such was the case in the early 1970s, when the fourth generation of the PLATO system, evolving since 1960 at the University of Illinois, made its debut. Viewed from today, it is hard to believe that the PLATO IV system could have existed when it did: Terminals with touch-sensitive, gas-plasma flat-panel displays, random-access audio, built-in color mi
PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr