SXSWedu 2015

Making 6 Second Stories to Change the World


Today's technology has made media-making extremely accessible to communicate to a massive audience. The tools continue to advance with applications like Vine, Instagram Video, and GoPop where students thrive in producing simple short videos. How can we leverage these tools to maximize our pedagogical goals? Learn how students can connect their natural interest in storytelling to engage their community and create opportunities for civic discourse through short and simple media arguments.

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  1. Understand the new media landscape for creating and sharing stories.
  2. Connect Common Core Standards to popular visual culture.
  3. Identify useful rhetorical strategies when creating multimedia arguments.


  • Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED Public Media


Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED Public Media

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Social & Mobile Learning
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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