Mobile Stories is a partnership program between my library (San Diego Public) and MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego (MACSD) where teens learn how to use mobile phone technology to become journalists. Teens are empowered to record stories from their perspective in their communities while simultaneously learning the latest in cell phone technology (iPhone 4s).
Here is the information blurb from the Mobile Stories site:
Mobile Stories is a FREE after school program that will use the popularity of mobile phone technology to connect local youth (ages 9-18 years old) with the extensive resources available at their local library in a format that is both current and easily accessible. The library recognizes the ubiquity of cell phone technology; the need for under-represented youth to express their voices regarding news and events in their neighborhoods; and Mobile Stories potential to connect youth and their interests and needs with the information and resources of the library.
- Use iPhone 4s to record news blogging
- Audio and music recording
- Digital photography
- Learn how to be a reporter
- Live web casting
- FREE snacks and more!