Digital Media Project Studio for Education Interactive Media for Learning Project
This project will provide STEP students with technology instruction in the form of a Mobile Digital Media/Studio for Education Project. Integrating digital media can increase the relevance of school for students living in today's media-rich environment. It also gives students of all backgrounds, experiences and capabilities new ways of communicating and expressing themselves. Digital Media Projects help keep STEP students engaged in projects requiring higher critical thinking skills and in-depth independent learning on a specific subject matter. Students' ability to communicate their learning to others is greatly enhanced through the use of digital media tools.
In this project, STEP Students will incorporate aspects of the Cradleboard Teaching Project (from the Nihewan Foundation for American Indian Education, which was founded by Buffy Sainte-Marie in 1996) core curriculum, focusing on Science. The Cradleboard Project addresses various culturally oriented science concepts for Native American students.
In the Digital Media Studio project they will form a team (or two teams) whose objective(s) will be to plan and produce a documentary for a presentation in video format and possibly a website which will explain their particular research project, their data collecting process and their final results. The final project(s) will be made available for the statewide STEP and CSTEP student conference.