Advertising Literacy

Advertisements are all around us -- and being able to recognize, understand and deconstruct them is a key part of becoming media literate.Understanding the economic contexts of mass meda systems is important for critical thinking in the 21st century.  

Events

We're back for another amazing summer - Jul 15 - 20, 2018!

Renee Hobbs is delighted to visit the campus of Virginia Tech for the Inaugural Digital Literacy Symposium on November 2, 2017. 

Teaching Resources

Guided inquiry & viewing of Adam Ruins the Internet helps learners judge the pros and cons of digital life and reflect on the role of media regulation.

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more

Examine and evaluate contemporary propaganda with lesson plans exploring definitions of propaganda, virality, sponsored content and more

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

This book introduces educators to the practice and theory of digital and media literacy education in secondary schools.

Learn how to implement digital and media literacy with urban elementary students

Research and Scholarship