Digital Media Track
Medium Literacy: Different Media, Different Toolsyouth We use videos, photographs, text, graphs, sound, maps and many more media to communicate with each other – but how do you decide what form is the best way to convey your message? Learn how to choose when you practice persuasion, informing, socializing and teaching when you create and examine a variety of messages using different media forms.
Healthy Digital Relationshipsyouth, families Whether you’re sending a text, posting a status update or sharing a video, you’re acting as part of a digital network – and you have a responsibility to everyone else in that world. Learn how you can have healthy relationships with others (and yourself!) in the digital realm.
Download LAMPlit: Guide to Healthy Digital Relationships
Commercials and Advertising Track
Make a Commercialyouth, families
Learn how different persuasive techniques are used when you write, shoot and edit your own commercial! You’ll also learn about how messages are targeted to different groups, and how to tell the difference between fact and fiction in advertising.
Break a Commercial/LAMPlatoonall
Talk back to media when you remix or ‘break’ an actual television commercial. Learn about your fair use rights, plus how to edit and criticize media. Your finished video can even be submitted to the LAMPlatoon library of broken commercials, and be part of a grassroots movement demanding responsible media messages. Watch LAMPlatoon At Maker Faire 2011
Download LAMPlit: The LAMPlatoon Wants You!
Make a PSAyouth
Make your voice heard about an issue that matters to you when you create your own PSA, or Public Service Announcement. Your PSA will shed light on a subject of your choosing, and will teach you how media are used to communicate and inspire action.Watch “Words Hurt Anywhere” anti-bullying PSA created with New York City Commission on Human Rights
News and Reporting Track
What’s in the News?youth, families You get to decide what’s newsworthy, and what is not! Uncover how and why we learn about current events when you publish your own print or digital newspaper, podcast or video. Download LAMPlit: Check Out the News!
News on TV and Videoyouth, families
Learn about interviewing, researching, reporting and video editing when you produce your own video news story on a local issue of your choosing. You’ll also compare how news stories can be told differently, and why what’s news to one person might not be news to another.Watch LAMP Kids News Show at PS 107 – starring Nataelle, Lucas, Kristina and Christopher
Reporting and Podcastingyouth, families Reporting the news changes when it is heard and not seen! Find out how when you record and mix your own news podcast.
Exploring Images and Video Track
Learn the basics of storytelling when you create a multimedia poem of writing, drawing, sound and video!Watch Mammals v. Robots: Video Poem at Prospect Park YMCA
Making Pictures, Telling Storiesyouth Focus on photography and still images when you create a visual story! You’ll learn how images can convey information and ideas, and why they have so much power in the way we view the world.
Nonfiction and Documentary Videoyouth
Write, shoot and edit a short video about an issue of your choice. Explore the different ways documentaries can be used, and learn basic editing and research skills.Watch Answer with Action – Trashing God’s Living Room
Family Media Scavenger Huntfamilies
Families gather in a popular location, and uncover treasures hiding in plain sight. Once you look more closely for specific types of media on the streets you walk every day, you’ll never see your neighborhood the same way again. It’s a truly eye-opening experience!View the 1st Annual Family Media Scavenger Hunt Flickr album
Family Video Workshopfamilies
Families of all shapes and sizes come together to make a video scrapbook celebrating what makes them unique. You’ll combine interviews, photos and video to create a lasting record of your family story, and share the experience of making and learning together.Watch The LAMP Family Videos – Ramos Family
Family Digital Media Workshopfamilies
Caregivers, parents and children explore how they use and talk about digital media, and set realistic guidelines for media use at home. It’s a must for any household with kids and screens!Download LAMPlit: Beginners Guide to Going Online
Curriculum Licensingeducators Schools can license The LAMP’s curricula for instruction at a low cost that includes one session of professional development. Renewal options allow for ongoing curriculum updates.
Digital Career Path
Digital Career Pathyoung adults Offered in partnership with OBT (Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow), this intensive program provides young adults who are neither in school or nor working with the skills they need to work in the media and technology industries, or in workplaces where basic digital skills are required.
The LAMP can build a one- or two-week camp experience for youth in various age groups: 5-7, 8-10, middle school, and teenagers. Full-day camp programs have participants exploring video, podcasting, news, neighborhood media scavenger hunts, and digital media. As appropriate, participants focus on various media-related themes: gender, nutrition, sustainability, health and wellness.Watch LAMPcamp on News 12
Media BreakerallUse Media Breaker, The LAMP’s own online video editing tool to remix and criticize commercials, news clips, music videos and more. Learn how to exercise your fair use rights, and demand more from the people who produce the media in our lives when you break the media and change the message.
TCommon core standards and the realities of preparing young people to work in a world filled with technology can be daunting. In The LAMP’s professional development workshops, our experts will work with educators at all levels to develop strategies for integrating multimedia literacy into existing curriculum, and explore how media can be used to enhance classroom engagement and learning.View the Digital Remix Workshop with MOUSE and The LAMP Flickr album