Thursday, April 26, 2018

Caring for Comics - And Other Ideas for Video Projects

Earlier this week the Library of Congress Twitter account posted a link to the LOC's reference page about the deterioration of paper. From that page I stumbled into the library's Collections Care reference pages. Those pages are full of information about how to care for and preserve a variety of physical media including newspapers and comic books.

The Collections Care reference pages are full of great information, but they were definitely not created with middle school or high school students in mind. The font is small, the text is crowded, and their is not anything interactive on the pages. But that doesn't mean there isn't value in those pages for middle school and high school students.

Applications for Education
The value that I find in the LOC's Collections Care pages is ideas for student video projects. In particular, I think that students who enjoy comic books would enjoy producing a video about how to care for and preserve comic books. Another section of the Collections Care page is about preserving photographs, that's another topic that some students would enjoy producing a video about. Videos on those topics are a good fit for publication on Next Vista for Learning.

If you're interested in learning how to create and complete classroom video projects, I'm launching a new course for you in May. The Complete Guide to Classroom Video Projects will be available on May 7th.