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digital accountable talk: critique, discuss, produce, reflect by Mind Map: digital accountable talk: critique,
discuss, produce, reflect
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digital accountable talk: critique, discuss, produce, reflect

Self: The Media Spot consultant; Will Frackelton, Principal; Kevin Lopez. Learners: middle school students; Community: strong arts and digital media program, school wide support, spreading to other academic departments; Context: Year long initiative, Summer Extended Learning Program; 6 Day consultancy with The Media Spot - embedded professional development

Work Products

film critique rubric

discussions on blog with accountable talk and pro vocab

use of vocab and concepts discussed in short films during scripting and production

student films

Video blog posts (vlogs)

media text citatitions

Instructional Strategies

build critical thinking filmmaking fluency through scaffolded critique and discussions

accountable talk prompts built into website

graphic organizer for scripting critiques

Word wall of film vocab

fishbowl group film discussions

allow master Bloggers to select and review short films for blog discussions

introduce film production through vlog film critiques using examples from media texts

design rubric and language for film rating polls

leverage film & blog production engagement in other departments



student Google Apps accounts

Video cameras

imovie and final cut pro

vimeo pro account

graphic organizer for scripts

polling software



speaking and listening, CCSS Speaking & Listening W.8: Production & Distribution of Writing., CCSS Speaking & Listening Anchor: Comprehension and Collaboration

Essential Competencies of digital & media literacy





CPMLE#2: Expand Traditional Literacy to include New Media Texts

ECDML - ANALYZE & EVALUATE: Comprehending messages & using critical thinking to analyze message quality, veracity, credibility, and point of view, while considering potential effects or consequences of messages.

ECDML - CREATE: Composing or generating content using creativity and confidence in self-expression, with awareness of purpose, audience, and composition techniques.

ECDML - REFLECT: Applying social responsibility and ethical principles to one’s own identity and lived experience, communication behavior and conduct

schoolwide initiatives

Content-specific Jargon (tier 3 terms)

Accountable talk: language of critique & rules for collegial discussions

NYCDOE Moving Picture Blueprint


short films from Vimeo s staff picks

student blog comments

student films

blog questions and prompts by teacher & students

professional online film reviews


enhance self reflective media production

increase critical thinking during film production

build skills and comfort related to film critique and collegial discussions

increase student engagement with the writing process

use real world vocabulary on content specific conversations

extend learning time beyond class




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