Digital Expressions

[mm/teen] faux pas 

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My comic is about a employee who does not know how to greet his boss which often happens in life. Sometime we bring our personal life into places where it shouldn't be. Normally you would negotiation by greeting people so that you can think highly of you and you can treat them the same way.

Negotiation is an important skill because it helps us to get the things we want out of life. Negotiation applies to the real world because in life there gonna be times when you have to give up little things to do things that you might not wanna do and you don't want to come off as rude .We should be better at this because we cant always do what we want to do and the earlier we learn this the better off we will be. If we don't learn this then we will be unhappy and always wanting things to go our way even tho we cant. The only way you can be better at it is to learn as much as you can.

[MM] Prospect Heights Campus students create their school's Wikipedia entry 

Below is the story that was in NML's latest e-newsletter, from researcher Flourish Klink observing Global Kids' Media Masters program and the student's of Prospect Heights Campus working to create their school's Wikipedia entry.

[mm/teen] human rights 

Hi once again it has been a while since i last put up a blog but this time it is really interesting. It is about people who take over and deny people of there human rights. I have been researching about the Lack Of Trials For Prisoners At Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and i have been shocked by what i have found. So many rights have been taken away from the prisoners there. Although they might have commit a crime they should be given a bit of freedom and what they have been doing is not right .
The human rights that i think is being taken away are :
-Everyone has the right to live in freedom and safety
-Everyone has the right not to be hurt or treated cruelly.
-Everyone has the right to a fair trial
-Everyone has the right to be presumed innocent until prove guilty

Along with some others but some one really needs to do something about what the prisoners are going through its not fair to be treated to fairly.
below is some pictures of what the prisoners are treated like

[mm/teen] Trans Media Navigation. 

Hello once again as it has be quite some time since I have last blogged.

This one is for the "Talk about it" part of my transmedia navigation badge.

Those in media masters were expected to choose a human rights situation and find different forms of media to put on our google map.

The one I chose was the Jonestown Massacre in Georgetown. I chose this because I knew the story well as I had heard it before and because I knew that there would be many different types of media pertaining to this particular topic.

You can see it here, just look at the markers in Guyana:

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The human rights ignored in the case of the Jonestown Massacre are:

* The right not to be harmed or treated cruelly.

[staff] Program design through implementation and iteration 

One of the ideas that's been on my mind recently is the importance of developing educational programs through a process of implementation and iteration. This is a somewhat intuitive concept, but has been raised for me recently as I engage in program and curriculum design in the Media Masters program, and as I watch as we begin training New York Public Library educators to implement our Playing 4 Keeps gaming program, the first online program at GK that we're scaling.

With Media Masters, an experimental pilot program that we're partnering with MIT's Project New Media Literacies to conduct, every piece of curriculum and the entire program design is brand new. In each project we engage in, we're taking guesses (educated, of course, but still guesses) as to whether something will work. Will students be interested in creating a wikipedia pages themselves? How long should a process like that take? How do we motivate participants to work collaboratively? And then we try it out, see what happens, circle back around and talk about how it worked. That implementation informs the way that we design and put into practice new projects that work off of similar principles.

[mm/teen] Collective Intelligence 

Hi everyone
I recently did something very interesting in my afterschool program called Media Masters. We worked on a skill called Collective Intelligence and Networking. In our Collective Intelligence part of the assignment part we all joined together as story writers and we each wrote a line to a story the catch is that we could not have seen how the story began ,we could only see what the person before each other wrote and that made it a lot more interesting and creative. Of course our stories came out kinda mixed up but it was a lot of fun to find out what can happen when we put all our thoughts together.

The other part of our activity is Networking in this challenge we were given about six or seven school and several questions to answer but the catch was that we did not know any information about the schools also we were given a twenty minute dead line to find the information on Wikipedia which you know most of the time gives a lot of information .

The two activities was a lot of fun and got us thinking and a chance to act together as a team which each other .

[mm/teen] Creative Commons 

We were supposed to blog about appropriation for our Christmas projects. More importantly I chose to blog about the type of licenses I would use should I need to protect my self from plagiarism. We discussed later last year appropriation and how people reuse peoples' works whether or not it is 'legal'.

I would prefer myself to have a license that revolves around:

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request.

Share Alike
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.


No Derivative Works
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

[mm/teen] Appropriation 

Well hi again this is the second blog i am going to do for holiday projects in Media Masters. We are supposed to blog about appropriation and whether or not I want my work licensed against plagiarism.

I would want the:

- Attribution No Derivatives License

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as the credits goes to the owner of the product.

- Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

This license is the most restrictive of the six, allowing for reuse as long as they mention me and link back to me, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

Its based off of four propects.

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request

Share Alike
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.


[mm/teen] My newest project 

In my media master club, we received a holiday project where by we had to make a movie cover for a movie. We created our own movie cover about something that we are interested in. The name of my movie is the "Biography of Bill Clinton", and it shows a man and a strive to succeed. It explains how he made it to be the 42nd president of the United States Of America, his tale of being the 15th democratic president elected. It tells the tale of the struggle between the press and his family, the constant struggle to keep them out of his personal life between him and his family.

My movie also tells the tale of him Clinton creating the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes such as treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and global warming. It is a heart felt story that will touch the lives of many people and it will make his memories will forever for what he has done will forever be remembered.

[mm/teen] Media Masters Political Figure Movie Poster 

Hello everybody.

The holiday break has been the perfect time to work on this amazing project: Making a Movie Poster. As you know there are so many political figures in history, international and local figures. They have left a foot step in the society. Some examples of local political figures are, George W. Bush, Nixon, and Abraham Lincoln. In the other hand we had international political figures, such as: Mahatma Gandhi, and Che Guevara. For my project I chose Malcolm X, he was one of the most important political figures in the United States between 1950 and 1965 who fought for African American Rights. He was a great leader and public speaker. I have been reading his biography for a short time, and I think his life was great. I think it is important for everybody to know who he really was, his ideals and goals for the community.

My movie would be about “The Life of Malcolm X”, it will be focused in his past and most importantly his actions for the community. It will be great if there is already a movie about this important person.

Check it out!