Book Talk Recap – It’s Not About Grit

Last week Steve Goodman, founding director of the Educational Video Center (EVC), joined MASCLab for a very special conversation about his recent book, It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity, and the Power of Transformative Teaching. Founded in 1984, EVC is “a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, … Continue reading Book Talk Recap – It’s Not About Grit

Meeting Share – Oct 31

Today’s MASCLab meeting happened to fall on Halloween – did we get a trick or a treat? The meeting was most certainly a treat as Danny led us in a 360 video creation workshop. He demonstrated using various 360 cameras that provide optical stabliaztion and even process videos to remove selfie sticks from the final cuts. Workshop attendees were then able to view videos Danny previously … Continue reading Meeting Share – Oct 31

Book Talk – October 29, 2018

Come join MASCLab and hear author, Steven Goodman, talk about his book, “It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity, and the Power of Transformative Teaching.” Goodman is the founding director of Educational Video Center, “a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to … Continue reading Book Talk – October 29, 2018

Meeting Share – September 19

Today at MASCLab we introduced each other a little further and talked about pitches, and then did some pitching of projects we would be excited to make this year. Here’s a short list of some of the initial ideas that were shared: A game based on navigating Teachers College in 3 dimensions Our ongoing Fake News game projects A video about officially labeling gaming addiction … Continue reading Meeting Share – September 19

First Meeting of ’18/’19 This Wednesday!

TC community: We are extremely excited to invite you to this year’s first meeting of the Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) at Teachers College. All who are interested are welcome. The meeting will take place this Wednesday, September 12th in Horace Mann 46A (in the basement of Horace Mann) 12-1:30 pm This meeting will be an opportunity to meet others interested in MASCLab and … Continue reading First Meeting of ’18/’19 This Wednesday!

TC & MASCLab Host Youth Media Showcase

On Friday, June 8, we were proud to host a culminating showcase of youth-produced media by community partner, Educational Video Center (EVC), at TC’s Cowin Auditorium.  EVC presented two documentaries produced by New York City youth participants in their Youth Documentary Workshop: The Colors of Health: Understanding Unequal Care in New York City, and Reclaiming Success – a powerful film that unpacks the challenges of … Continue reading TC & MASCLab Host Youth Media Showcase

Fake news as child’s play? Designing a game about fake news and media literacy

As Lalitha conveyed so eloquently in her earlier blog post on citizenship as multimodal practice, we at MASCLab had an impactful period of introspection and soul-searching (read: a very tough time) after the 2016 election. Our post-election meetings were a time for powerful conversations, as well as powerful silences. In these conversations, we listened to each other, reaffirmed our commitment to “getting proximate,” and brainstormed ways … Continue reading Fake news as child’s play? Designing a game about fake news and media literacy

Visual Research for Social Change Conference: Wrap-up

Last Wednesday, MASCLab in partnership with the Visual Research Center hosted the first ever Visual Research for Social Change conference at the Smith Learning Theater on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University. After opening remarks by Professor Ioana Literat, Wendy Luttrell of the CUNY Graduate Center presented a keynote entitled, “Collaborative Seeing: A Visual Research Practice. Afterwards, graduate students (and professors) from … Continue reading Visual Research for Social Change Conference: Wrap-up

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Wrap-up: Digital Learning @ TC

Last week, approximately 200 Teachers College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends participated in Digital Learning at TC, an exhibition curated by MASCLab, sponsored by the TC Office of Digital Learning, and hosted in the Smith Learning Theater. The goal of the exhibition was to spotlight a range of interesting examples of learning innovation made possible in part by digital technologies—both high-tech and low-tech. Montages of … Continue reading Wrap-up: Digital Learning @ TC