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Girls and Media Culture

Tween and teen girls enjoy using and participating with the wide variety of media forms available as a means to express their creativity. Issues of body image, sexuality and celebrity identification are especially significant for this age group as agents of socialization.

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

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

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

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