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Student Stop Motion Animations | Media Arts Toolkit

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This collection includes simple stop motion animations created by Middle School and Elementary students.

Creating Vodcasts | Media Arts Toolkit

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Music educator Michelle Lewis teaches her students how to create vodcast music lessons. Lewis hopes that their vodcast YouTube channel will help students in schools without a music program learn music concepts.

Thomas Dambo: Forest Giants | Muse Moments

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Thomas Dambo of Denmark created Forest Giants in a Giant Forest using “trash”—wood from old whiskey barrels, old pallets, and trees downed in ice storms. “I try to be a trash superstar,” he says.  

Creating Podcasts | Media Arts Toolkit

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As an English/digital media teacher at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky, Jason Behler has found that his students become deeply engaged when creating their own podcasts, especially because he allows them great freedom in selecting their own genre and content. His students develop skills in collaboration and time management as well as technical and communication skills. Podcasting does not need to be confined to a class in digital media, and it does not require expensive equipment. Podcasting can be integrated into any content area to add spark to your lessons.

Dance Series: How to Sauté | Take the Stage

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Come visit the Houston Ballet with the Take the Stage Kids and learn how to sauté with professional dancer, Andrew Murphy! 

NFL's Chester Pitts and NBA's Patrick Beverley join in on the fun and show that it takes the same dedication and practice to excel whether you're on the field, on the court, or doing a sauté on stage.

Songwriting and Recording | Media Arts Toolkit

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Jonathan Stovall, now an assistant principal at Adairville School in Logan County, Kentucky, started using songwriting with his fourth-grade math students at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary in Bowling Green and found that student engagement and scores improved so much that he now uses it across grades and subjects. Students learn key concepts in math, science, and other subjects while learning music, creating songs and lyrics, working together, and learning about recording and engineering.

Stop Motion Animation | Media Arts Toolkit

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At Bowling Green Junior High in Kentucky, technology teacher Dianna Wolf and reading teacher Brent VanMeter use stop motion animation to give students opportunities to experiment with technology, work together, and communicate things they’ve learned in a fun and creative way.

Ballet: Helen Starr | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Retired ballerina Helen Starr reflects on her career in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. She talks about the challenges and rewards of performing, and her work at the Louisville Ballet and with her husband, choreographer Alun Jones.

Trickster Tales | Arts After School

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Students create their own trickster tales and then make a puppet show in an after-school and summer arts program at Whitley County Primary School. Teaching artists Jennifer Rose, Talleri McRae, and Alfredo Escobar collaborated on the project with special education teacher Cindy Shelley. In this video, the teaching artists offer general advice for teachers on implementing a multi-step project, from inspiring children’s creativity to making the project budget friendly. Drama students from Whitley County High School also helped in the project, and the teaching artists describe how participants learned to use their voices for dramatic performance.

Filmmaking | Media Arts Toolkit

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A class at Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky, becomes a production studio as students learn about filmmaking in Vanessa Miller’s yearlong film course.

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