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ERIC Number: EJ784679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Making Meaning on the Screen: Digital Video Production about the Dominican Republic
Ranker, Jason
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n5 p410-422 Feb 2008
As part of an inquiry and digital documentary video project, two 12-year-old students studied the Dominican Republic. Over the course of their research, the boys (one of whose parents moved from the Dominican Republic) focused their project on two aspects of the culture of the Dominican Republic: contemporary music (bachata and merengue) and famous baseball players who have familial ties to the country. Through the use of digital video software available at the school, the boys produced a digital video by weaving together images from the Web with music and informational audio tracks that they wrote (based upon their research), recorded, and imported into their documentary video project. The article provides a reference point for teachers to try out digital video production in their own classrooms, as well as discussing the importance of such projects in light of the new, digital literacies that they enable students to practice. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Dominican Republic