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Mass Media class information

Here is a link to the Google doc that has a summary of what we are doing in class, and where we are going. Until the class actually happens, the plans are fluid. I will be updating this document regularly.

Mass Media class info -- This is your main source for information about the class.


Grading for Quarter 2

Key Concepts About Mass Media and Media Literacy -- This is an important handout!!


Project 4

Project 4 description

Thinking about planning your video

Tentative Scoring Rubric for Project 4 (It is almost done, but I may tweak it a bit still....)


Practicing with iMovie -- Take a couple of days to open iMovie and play with it. String together a few video clips and overlay some sound effects. See what you can do. HInt: Try some some non-traditional sounds to go with the video clips. How does that change the mood of the visuals?

Use these video clips

There are web sites where you can download free sound effects. Here are a few, but they may not work on at school.

Sound effects site 1

Sound effects site 2

Sound effects site 3 - Don't use the "pro" sounds.


Project 3 description - We will be working on Project 3 in class 10/24 - 10/27. Students will have access to their video on line so they can work on the project at home as well. Since we are so close to the end of the quarter, this project cannot be redone this quarter. There is the option of redoing it before the end of the semester and for you to request a grade change for first quarter.

Project 3 rubric - Project 3 is done, as is the quarter.

Project 3 videos - Ugh! Can't watch these in school. Look below. -- Make sure you know which video you have been assigned, and which time frame!

Walking Distance

Time Enough At Last

Five Characters in Search of an Exit

Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up

The Invaders

The New Exhibit

Video Annotating handout

Project 3 assigned segments - You must be on an MPS account to view this.


Project 2 description - Project 2 is now done. If you don't get a passing evaluation, you must redo it; completing the project is a requirement for passing the class! I should get to them by 10/9.

Project 2 rubric


Project 1 -- Project 1 is now done. If you don't get a passing evaluation, you must redo it; completing the project is a requirement for passing the class! I should get to them Monday, 9/25.

Project 1 rubric

Project 1 sample

Your main source of information for this class should be the "Mass Media class info" link above. However, I am playing around using a calendar format as well, so we will see how that goes. Access the calendar below through your school Google Drive account. You have to actually be logged into your school Google account to see it. The easiest way to do that is to go to the Washburn main page/Students/Google Drive for Students, and log in. You can click on any day in the calendar to get the details and documents for that day. The documents will open in Google docs and you can save them to your Drive. Click on the day and then click on "more details" do download a document.