Teaching Media Literacy

  • Media literacy can be taught at all levels, on its own or embedded in other subjects such as English, Social Studies, Health or Language Arts.  The Media Education Lab offers teacher education programs and workshops, as well as an online library of media literacy curriculum materials.

Events

  • Register Now! Join us this summer for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, July 13 - 18, 2014. Watch and share this video to learn more about why this event is the…
  • Renee Hobbs made an introductory presentation to the faculty of the Narragansett Public Schools on Friday, March 14 at 8 a.m.     
  • How do we create and maintain effective media education programs amidst the current challenges? More than 35 educators from across Rhode Island participated in the Give Me Five Teacher Lab…
  • Tuesday, Sept 10  7 pm. EST. Learn how to bring digital and media literacy education to children ages 5 - 11 Watch this Google Hangout to learn more about the Powerful…

Curriculum Materials

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. Take advantage of our extensive collection of free resources below:



  • Book by Renee Hobbs helps you learn the secrets of media literacy pedagogy in Grades 7 - 12 and maximize the power of mass media, popular culture and digital media for…
  • 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
  • Create a pop star and reflect on values in music Edit a TV show and see how juxtaposition reshapes meaning Try multitasking and see how it affects your memory and attention ----And more…

Research and Scholarship

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