Friday, July 27, 2007

Learning on other channels

Joyce Valenza
SLJ: July 27, 2007

Marco Torres is known informally as "the Rachel Ray of video."

She gets us to want to cook better. He to gets us to want to communicate better.

I first saw social studies teacher Marco Torres last year, when he keynoted at the BLC conference. His passion and his examples of student work grabbed a very crowded auditorium.

Marco teaches the language of media. He teaches effective communication. He wants his students to be able to use media to tell their stories and to get their voices heard. We know the grammatical rules for how to write effectively, we need to learn new grammatical rules for new media...