Last month celebrated storyteller and educator,Bill Gordh and I helped Brookside School in Ossining celebrate Family Day. All the parents were invited to the school to see what their children have been doing and learning about. The JBFC was there to help the teachers kick-off | more »
School has started and as we switch gears to look ahead to the fall semester here at the Media Arts Lab, I wanted to take a moment to look back at this past summer. Summer @ the Lab 2015 was our 7th Lab Camp. Having been the camp director from the beginning, I have seen it grow | more »
If we were to poll public perception on the phrase “school reform,” it’s likely to elicit pessimistic, cynical responses. High stakes testing, teacher evaluation, and new standards represent the majority of the disparaging accounts we read and hear about.
The JBFC had a unique | more »
We got off to a great start on Monday! 40 kids walked through our doors to meet their groups and the counselors that they are going to spend the next three weeks with. We played games, watched films, ran around, began shooting some projects, made lots of sounds, and so much more | more »
We are back! Once again we have teamed up with Ms. Curti, Mrs. Albero, and Mr. Davis at JFK Magnet School in Port Chester! We are working with 22 fourth grade students in the after school Garden Club.
The garden beds have been planted and the kids have started working on short | more »
Tonight one of our most exceptional former students is being honored by the Television Academy for the 36th College Television Awards. More commonly known as an Emmy.Rachael Lewis-Krisky was part of the team on the film,Fighter by Nature (trailer featured above), which is one of | more »
Here I am in Austin, Texas at the SXSWedu Conference! First of all, I have to admit that it is great to be away from the snow. It’s been chilly and raining here but there are palm trees outside. What a welcome sight!
A View Now Do Now (VNDN) is a fun, short, and engaging activity – a chance for anyone and everyone to join the JBFC’s community of makers. We’ve designed them to inspire and challenge you to engage your senses and the world around you by responding to an image, video, or sound, | more »
That’s all folk’s! This was the last week of Summer @ the Lab 2014! This last week was a full experience for all the campers. We started off with a film challenge, everyone also got to watch a feature film and have a discussion afterwards, projects had the finishing touches put | more »
Kids aren’t the only ones playing video games anymore. If you have a smart phone, you probably have at least one or two games on it. Maybe Sudoku? How about Candy Crush Saga? Don’t be embarrassed, games are a larger part of American culture than they have ever been before.
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