Public service announcements as meaningful projects Related Tags: Project-Based Learning More Related Discussions drofilm1 , Curriculum Leader: digital film communication grades 10-11-12 Posted 10/11/2011 4:06PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 5 495 Views Have a look and let me know what you think! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L32-4A9sUY4 Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 5 Share Comments (5)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 10/11/2011 4:11pm drofilm1Curriculum Leader: digital film communication grades 10-11-12 Creating PSA's (public service announcements) is a great way to promote a behavior or to create awareness for a good cause. What kind of ideas do you have? How do you find the themes? Thanks! Sign in to vote! Posted 10/14/2011 9:07pm KellyAnn BonnellEducation and Outreach - Arts for Social Change Director Oh this model has been around since I was in grade school. It's effective, I still remember the PSA we did. Themes are the easy part, what do the kids care about? What is the awareness ribbon of the month? You might build a PSA project off a current event or an anniversary of an event. I personally like to give the kids four or five choices of topics and then let them go. Production experiences foster critical thinking and problem solving skills, communitication skills and creativity, what I call the three Cs of workforce development. Sign in to vote! Posted 10/23/2011 12:08pm Thomas StanleyEducational Consultant-former teacher in high school What ever grade you teach there are community and local issues that can be addressed. For example my students did PSA projects on bullying, smoking, dating, the environment, etc. If you want the kids to do a real world project contact the local domestic violence group in your community, work with water, electrical, or air environmental or government groups, and local,state, national health groups. I have also worked with the local Chamber of Commerce to promote local issues. One of the most important things is show what a PSA is or is intended to do, make sure the technical skills are taught, that the students do the research, have peer and community evaluation based on a rubric, and then have a final "presentation" day that posts the PSA's for everyone to see. Sign in to vote! Posted 10/26/2011 8:50am drofilm1Curriculum Leader: digital film communication grades 10-11-12 Thanks for your comment! What you wrote is fundamental. I also offer my students some suggestions and they are usually related to social issues. About the 3 C's: wonderful! This is what we do here too. The film program I developed is called: Digital Film Communication. We focus on the message, while using the technology we need to deliver it well. Thanks again for your time. Sign in to vote! Posted 10/26/2011 8:59am drofilm1Curriculum Leader: digital film communication grades 10-11-12 What are the fundamental challenges of the 21st century skills? Challenge #1 (in my view) Focus on the message Use technology because you need it to convey the message. As opposed to: Learn the technology and then try to find something to do with it. Here is an example of a film created for the message, using technology properly. http://youtu.be/JvyPr6bU6_4 What do you think? Sign in to vote! Discussion Ideas for higher readers!Last comment 14 hours 40 min ago in Differentiated Instruction Discussion LACMA's Art + Film Institute and teacher's classroom experienceLast comment 4 days 7 hours ago in Project-Based Learning blog Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"Last comment 3 months 1 week ago in Project-Based Learning blog PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and StudentsLast comment 2 days 5 hours ago in Project-Based Learning Discussion Teaching to Fight InjusticeLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Character Education Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?