• The Media Education Lab's publications, presentations, and teaching materials address a wide range of topics pertaining to media literacy education -- from advertising literacy to media literacy in urban schools to youth and community media production. Click on the list of topics to learn more.


  • Renee Hobbs is a featured speaker at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC) in Atlanta, November 4 - 6, 2015. She's offering sessions on: Copyright Clarity: Yes You Can Use…
  • Renee Hobbs is a featured speaker at the Connecticut Educators Computer Conference on October 26, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Resort. She'll be speaking about "Why Teacher Motivations for Digital Learning Matters."   
  • Media Rise is a global nonprofit volunteer-driven alliance that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media.
  •  JULY 26 - 31, 2015. It's a hands-on, minds-on learning experience unlike any other! This event is the premiere professional development program for K-12 and college educators, librarians and media professionals.

Curriculum Materials

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education.

We are proud of the extensive collection of free resources we have created. Check them out!

  • The book by Renee Hobbs helps educators and students understand their rights and responsibilities regarding fair use for digital and media literacy.
  • New book by Renee Hobbs and David Cooper Moore examines digital and media literacy in K-6 informal and formal education, with strategies for understanding teacher motivations and advancing professional development.
  • Available for purchase for the first time ever, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to

Research and Scholarship

Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team: