This is a great database for independent documentary films on traditional American cultures. Check out their library of films: http://www.folkstreams.net/films.php
And while you are visiting, take a look at the feature documentary done by the Director of the Digital Design Studio, Scott Kecken.
We Are Arabbers follows the horse-and-wagon produce vendors along the streets of Baltimore, Maryland as they struggle to make a living and maintain their unique culture.
Bringing experts from your field into your classroom is a tried and true method for giving students exposure to real-world scenarios. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to come and share their knowledge. Here is an example from the Business department at West LA College who brought in Dr. Sarita Jackson to talk about her recent visit to Cuba. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Here’s a great example of making history come to life in your classroom. There are clubs and organizations out there that reenact everything from the Renaissance to the U.S. Civil War. Here is one such group, Legion VI Historical Foundation doing a presentation for Humaities 60, People and their World: Technology and the Humanities taught by Anne Winter, adjunct Humanities professor at West LA College.
Check out our latest series, The West Student.
The West Student story archive preserves, recognizes, and honors the diversity of the West student experience. The project provides the opportunity for West students to record and share their stories. At the same time, it creates an archive for future generations.
Here are our first 10 stories:
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We had fun with this one. Our new ad for the Digital Design Studio.
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eduCanon is an easy-to-use app that allows you to turn any YouTube video into an interactive quiz for your students. This summer is the perfect time to check it out.
If summer couldn’t get any better, you now have ALL eduCanon premium features free. We’ve extended to you all of our features until August 30.
I know during the school year you sometimes feel like this:
BUT NO MORE. Summer is here. Time to relax and recoup.
If summer couldn’t get any better, you now have ALL eduCanon premium features free. We’ve extended to you all of our features until August 30. That means you can download any lesson from our 150,000+ teacher-created lesson database or create a lesson from scratch with higher order question types. And of course, we’ll never limit access to the bulbs you download or create.
Hopefully now you feel a bit more like this:
Picture meeting your baby niece for the first time. As you lean over the crib instead of a smiling newborn you see a note stating her name, email address and office hours. Bummer.
Listen up, you are a beautiful, smart, accomplished, amazing person so get out there and share you with your students! A friendly welcome video lets students get to know you and makes a human connection that is sorely missing in many online classes.
They’re easy to make with a webcam and youtube account. Or you can contact Scott in the Digital Design Studio at 310-287-4567 or myself at 310-287-4592 and we’d be happy to assist.
Here’s a wacky one I helped make for Dr. Stephanie White who teaches Sociology –