Susan Riley | August 2015

Take a “Bite” Out of the New Media Arts Standards with Buncee

Be honest: how many of you have looked through the new Media Arts standards?

These new standards are an incredible resource for integration, yet they have been slow to move into schools.  Mostly because states, schools and teachers aren’t quite sure what to do with them.  Do they stand alone or should they be embedded into the standards of the other arts disciplines?

I don’t think it needs to be that complicated.  In this episode of EdCloset On-Demand, I’m going to give you a brief overview of these new standards, how you can use them alone AND as a supercharged integration tool when connected with another content standard (in this case – a literacy standard).  I’m even sharing a lesson and assignment you can use as an integrated lesson.  All done with one of my favorite media creation tools: Buncee!

We’ve been big fans of Buncee here at EdCloset for a long time and even shared how to create a lesson with the web-based tool in 6 minutes or less.  But with these new media arts standards, I think the best is yet to come.  The example in today’s video just touches the surface of possibilities for integrating and creating.


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View and use the assignment for your own students

Download and View the new Media Arts Standards

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan