Slingshot Video

"Learning how to create messaging allows us to absorb messaging more thoughtfully, and vice versa. Taken together, they’re a potent force. I call it media savvy. I’ve made it a central theme in my life to help others—particularly kids in less-privileged areas—gain access to this invaluable skill." View more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Media Savvy
Presented by: Slingshot
This three-lesson unit plan is designed to introduce students to the fundamental techniques of media messaging and video production through examination, development, and production of commercials and Public Service Announcements (PSA’s). Students will develop skills essential in the recognition and creation of precise and effective messaging in mass media through critical discussion, group projects and a personal on-screen proclamation.
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Location: IN SCHOOL
Discipline: Media Arts
Learning Standards: Students are challenged in risk-taking roles and group exercises which forge confidence and self-assuredness. We regularly discuss ideas of privacy, messaging, sourcing, and criticism, all of which are pillars of a healthy online and media presence. These skills transfer not only to future video projects but in life.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Capacity: 20-25 students with 1 teacher/chaperones per 10 students

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Commercials and Public Service Announcements: What’s Your Message?
Presented by: Slingshot Video

Students are introduced to the fundamental techniques of media messaging and video production through examination, development and production of commercials and Public Service Announcements (PSA’s). Students develop skills essential in the recognition and creation of precise and effective messaging in mass media through critical discussion, group projects and a personal on-screen proclamation.
Length of Event: 4 one-hour visits (or however long your class periods last)
Location: IN SCHOOL
Discipline: Media Arts
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, Architecture/ Urban Studies, Technology, Communications, Media Literacy
Grades: 5th - 12th
Capacity: 15-20 students per workshop

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