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The LAMP hits the conference circuit, meet Megha Kohli, check out Finding Dulcinea: It’s The LAMP’s May Illuminations!

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The LAMP Illuminations
May 2009
In This Issue
Spotlight: Megha Kohli
Gaslight: This Month in Media History


MOUSE conference


On April 30, The LAMP was proud to be part of the 5th Annual MOUSE Squad Educators Conference at Rockefeller Center. Education Director Katherine Fry and Executive Director D.C. Vito led a workshop about media literacy, historic uses of media, and how media and people have adapted to changing needs. Fry and Vito will also represent The LAMP on Saturday, June 6 at another media literacy conference hosted by Fordham University and Pratt Institute, talking about LAMP workshops and our efforts to promote media literacy. In addition, The LAMP is developing an exciting new partnership with Girl Scouts New York, and is also busy planning LAMPcamp plus other special summer events! Be sure to check The LAMPpost and follow us on Twitter (@thelampnyc) for details!

Spotlight: Megha Kohli

MeghaOccupation: Student at NYU (and the very first LAMP intern!)
Hometown: Tulsa, OK   
Favorite blogs: JezebelEpicenter on,NYU Local
Favorite websites: Wired.comWikipediaTwitter  
Favorite books: Brave New WorldAmusing Ourselves to Death, anything by David Sedaris
Favorite meme: LOLCats, without a doubt. Fail Blog is a close second. 
How do you see new media being used in the classroom? As a media student, most of my classes involve some level of discussion about new media and its effect on society. I had one class in particular, however, that took this further by with a class blog. We would publish our assignments on the blog and comment on each others’ posts, allowing our classroom discussion to continue throughout the week when we weren’t in class.
What is your favorite LAMP workshop story? I loved working with the kids at PS 107 in the short-form documentary workshop. I was really blown away by their insight and perspective on the different issues they were confronting in their documentaries. They were very opinionated, but also more informed than I would’ve expected–certainly more informed than I was at their age!

Highlight: Check this out!
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 Web publisher findingDulcinea is a free research and teaching tool dedicated to presenting the best information and resources on the Web. FindingDulcinea ‘s education e-newsletter directs educators, parents and students to credible and quality online resources. Topics covered in recent weeks: theworld’s greatest libraries ; the original 13 British colonies ; and the history of basketball . School Library Journal’s Joyce Valenza reviewed and recommended the site : “What does findingDulcinea do right? It organizes. It evaluates. It creates context. It is conscious of design. It GETS media.” If you’re not able to visit findingDulcinea’s education section every day, have it come to yours: sign up for theeducation newsletter.

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We know it may seem like a long time away, but it is not too early to start thinking about LAMP workshops in the fall! Our calendar fills up quickly, and we need time to arrange for the resources we need. If you want your child’s school or community to host LAMP workshops,send us an email and we’ll be in touch! 

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Gaslight: This Month in Media History

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  • May 7, 1946: Tokyo Telecommunication
    is formed, later renamed Sony.
  • May 19, 1912: The Associated Advertising Clubs of America held its first conference in Dallas, TX.
  • May 25, 1994: Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns home after a 20-year exile. He was expelled in when his three-volume work exposing the Soviet prison system, The Gulag Archipelago, was published in the West. It later won the Nobel Prize.

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