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Students and teachers can now download their video projects constructed in IWitness using the WeVideo editor and their word clouds built in the Information Quest activities. So here are three easy steps for students and teachers to download their work from IWitness!
backtoschoolwithIWitness, iwitness, education, op-eds / Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The two newest activities in IWitness were written by teachers who were inspired to help fellow educators teach their students profound lessons using testimony from the Visual History Archive.
iwitness / Thursday, August 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is accepting applications from students interested in working with testimony for the third year of the Institute’s Junior Intern Program.
junior interns, iwitness / Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Watch page on IWitness has added Polish-language testimony clips for the first time, plus several other Hungarian and English-language clips, in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
iwitness / Wednesday, August 24, 2016
As you prepare your lessons plans for this year’s school year explore seven reasons why you should teach with testimony.
backtoschoolwithIWitness, iwitness, Teaching with Testimony, back to school, op-eds / Friday, August 26, 2016
As an educator who has used IWitness to teach various subjects, units and topics here are some tips to integrating testimony into any curriculum, including Science.
backtoschoolwithIWitness, Teaching with Testimony, iwitness, IWitness17, Science, op-eds / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hungarian TV station RTL Klub will air the 2015 film Son of Saul for the first time this Saturday, September 24. The IWitness activity Sonderkommandó, Birkenau was designed as a companion activity to the film for Hungarian students.
sonderkommando, iwitness / Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Chicago educators will learn about IWitness as an option for helping their students meet the city’s service-learning requirement at a special resource fair on Monday, Oct. 17.
chicago, iwitness / Tuesday, October 11, 2016
IWitness has partnered with Participant Media and Bleecker Street Media to provide educational resources for the new film Denial, which tells the true story of the Holocaust denial libel trial between Deborah Lipstadt and David Irving.
iwitness, denial / Friday, October 14, 2016
Testimony clips about immigration will serve as the inspiration for students entering this year’s competition, open to grades 6-12.
iwitness / Tuesday, October 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partnered with After School Matters in Chicago for the first time to pilot a brand new IWitness activity “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
iwitness, chicago, after school matters / Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Kristallnacht pogrom was a critical turning point on the path to genocide, and all of our #IWitnessChat participants agreed that using testimony is a meaningful way for students to understand and connect with the event. Hearing survivors’ detailed accounts of this night makes it much more accessible to students.
GAM, kristallnacht, iwitness, echoes and reflections, education. Holocaust, op-eds / Wednesday, November 2, 2016
IWitness now offers so many testimony clips and activities in multiple languages that new filters have been added to the Watch page and Activity Library to help users easily discover resources in their own language.
iwitness / Thursday, November 10, 2016
More than a year after the 2015 gala to honor that year’s chosen humanitarian for his leadership and corporate citizenry around education and community, the ties between USC Shoah Foundation and the Detroit community have never been stronger.
iwitness, iwitness detroit, detroit, ambassadors for humanity / Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The contest aims to perpetuate in students the memory of the resistance and the deportation in France during the Holocaust so that they can draw inspiration from it and draw civic lessons from it in their lives today.
CNRD, french, france, iwitness / Thursday, November 17, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Czech regional consultant Martin Šmok will give a presentation about IWitness at the Terezín Memorial’s annual international seminar for educations Nov. 21-27, 2016.
Martin Smok, terezin, Theresienstadt, iwitness / Monday, November 21, 2016
As educators, we are asked to help our students effectively process the outcome of our elections and the implications it may have in their communities. In doing so, we need to find ways to provide them a safe and supportive place to understand their changing roles.
#BeginsWithMe, #GivingTuesday, iwitness, education, 100 Days, op-eds / Monday, November 28, 2016
Borrowing from a tradition set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he assumed office in 1933 and announced an aggressive agenda for his first 100 days, USC Shoah Foundation will offer 100 Days to Inspire Respect starting Jan. 20, 2017, when America swears in its 45th president.
iwitness / Wednesday, December 14, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Announces 2017 IWitness Video Challenge That Offers $10,000 in Scholarships and Prizes
The Challenge invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short video explaining how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge, iwitness / Friday, December 16, 2016
This morning, I stood at attention as our select chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner. Looking at the flag in the middle school auditorium, I paused a moment to feel gratitude for growing up in a country where I have the right to define and redefine myself. I grew up believing I could become whoever I wanted to be. The flag stood tall, as did I. Thank goodness, I thought, that I live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
iwitness video challenge, iwitness, education, past is present, op-eds / Thursday, December 22, 2016
Learn about the 10 educational resources that USC Shoah Foundation will debut for the first 10 days of its "100 Days to Inspire Respect" program, launching January 20.
iwitness, 100 days to inspire respect / Thursday, January 5, 2017
Increases in Visual History Archive Access Sites, IWitness Users and More in Institute’s Latest Stats Update
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.
stats, visual history archive, proquest, iwitness / Tuesday, January 10, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s soon-to-launch IWitness initiative, called “100 Days to Inspire Respect,” provides teachers of civics, history, English and other subjects with 100 thought-provoking resources that tackle hate, racism, intolerance, xenophobia and more.
iwitness, 100 days to inspire respect / Thursday, January 12, 2017
Coinciding with Inauguration Day, USC Shoah Foundation debuts an initiative developed to quell some of the divides and intolerance exacerbated by the election. The 100 Days to Inspire Respect campaign starts today, its first week focusing on hate, and the power of storytelling and testimony in stopping it.
iwitness, 100 Days, 100 days to inspire respect / Friday, January 20, 2017
As an educator you might be thinking how to get started with the IWitness Video Challenge. How do you encourage your students to make a difference? How do you incorporate video editing? Well, we have the answers to these questions from actual IWitness educators.
iwitness video challenge, iwitness, op-eds / Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The third week of “100 Days to Inspire Respect” will continue the themes of February’s Black History Month to focus on the importance of defending civil rights and human rights in the United States and around the world.
iwitness, 100 days to inspire respect / Friday, February 3, 2017
Educators in the Detroit area and Glendale, Calif., attended professional development workshops on IWitness in the first months of 2017 in order to learn more about how to incorporate testimony into their teaching.
iwitness / Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The annual conference brings together experts in the field to discuss new research and advances in oral history and its use in a variety of contexts.
iwitness, Czech Republic / Wednesday, February 15, 2017
My friends Allison (Ally) Vandal, Maya Montell and I worked with our fabulous teacher, Emily Bengels, to create a group called Poet’s Undercover Guild (PUG). With this “guild”, we drew inspiration from testimony found in USC Shoah Foundation’s educational platform, IWitness to create our winning video “A Community of Poetry.”
iwitness, iwitness video challenge, IWVC2017Series, op-eds / Thursday, February 23, 2017
Educators have a new slate of webinars to choose from in 2017 to enhance their knowledge and skills for using Echoes and Reflections and IWitness in the classroom.
echoes and reflections, iwitness, webinar / Tuesday, March 7, 2017