Digital Story Critique 3 “All the Difference” PBS Premier by Tod Lending

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 All the Difference  PBS premier September 12, 2016 Robert Henderson and Krishaun Branch

My Digital Story is told through the eyes and experiences of Robert Henderson and Krishaun Branch who attended the first All Boy Charter School in the United States and followed these two scholars throughout high school and throughout their college experiences. This documentary shows the challenges that many young black men face as they struggle to find their place in the world.

Credits: “All the Difference,” a 90-minute film directed by Tod Lending, appears Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 p.m. Eastern time on PBS stations. (Check local listings.)

My Critique

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.

 

Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered? This 90 minute special was engaging and was very well crafted. This PBS was intriguing because it was a project that was over 7 years in the making. The media was appropriate and communicated the challenges that many youth face on the south side of Chicago. This documentary was balanced and well considered by thoroughly examining the multiple challenges that face students of color. The documentary also explored the impact the school is having on the local community and how it could be a model for many communities throughout the country.

Points: 10

Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  

Great! The 90 minute documentary was engaging and though provoking the entire show. The level of interactivity was appropriate for this story. PBS is known for building digital stories that fully expand the knowledge base of their viewers.  

Points: 10

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  

This was a very creative show and the voice of the two students was heard throughout the documentary. It offered an original view of two students and the challenges they had throughout their high school and college years. Their struggles offered a fresh and bold perspective on what life is like for many on the south side of Chicago, and the challenges that the community faces to improve the lives for their youth.

Points 10

Conclusion

I really enjoyed this PBS special and would highly recommend it to all educators and policy makers. All the Difference was well made and engaging and expanded my horizons on what the challenges are in many of our urban areas throughout the country. This documentary shows that education is the key to help lift people out of poverty and education is transformational in the sense that generations of future Americans can be changed and lifted up through charter the successful charter school system.

Final score 30/30. I highly recommend this video to any teacher who is looking to have a deeper understanding on what many of the youth in America face on a daily bases, and too help them educators understand the powerful role they play in our society.

 

 

All the Difference  PBS premier September 12, 2016 Robert Henderson and Krishaun Branch

My Digital Story is told through the eyes and experiences of Robert Henderson and Krishaun Branch who attended the first All Boy Charter School in the United States and followed these two scholars throughout high school and throughout their college experiences. This documentary shows the challenges that many young black men face as they struggle to find their place in the world.

Credits: “All the Difference,” a 90-minute film directed by Tod Lending, appears Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 p.m. Eastern time on PBS stations. (Check local listings.)

My Critique

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.

 

Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered? This 90 minute special was engaging and was very well crafted. This PBS was intriguing because it was a project that was over 7 years in the making. The media was appropriate and communicated the challenges that many youth face on the south side of Chicago. This documentary was balanced and well considered by thoroughly examining the multiple challenges that face students of color. The documentary also explored the impact the school is having on the local community and how it could be a model for many communities throughout the country.

Points: 10

Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  

Great! The 90 minute documentary was engaging and though provoking the entire show. The level of interactivity was appropriate for this story. PBS is known for building digital stories that fully expand the knowledge base of their viewers.  

Points: 10

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  

This was a very creative show and the voice of the two students was heard throughout the documentary. It offered an original view of two students and the challenges they had throughout their high school and college years. Their struggles offered a fresh and bold perspective on what life is like for many on the south side of Chicago, and the challenges that the community faces to improve the lives for their youth.

Points 10

Conclusion

I really enjoyed this PBS special and would highly recommend it to all educators and policy makers. All the Difference was well made and engaging and expanded my horizons on what the challenges are in many of our urban areas throughout the country. This documentary shows that education is the key to help lift people out of poverty and education is transformational, in the sense that generations of future Americans can be changed and lifted up through charter the successful charter school system.

Final score 30/30. I highly recommend this video to any teacher who is looking to have a deeper understanding on what many of the youth in America face on a daily bases, and too help them educators understand the powerful role they play in our society.

 

 

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