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Media Literacy in Urban Schools

Urban schools face important issues when it comes to teaching and learning media literacy skills. The Media Education Lab has partenered with the Russell Byers Charter Elementary School in Philadelphia to better understand the role of mass media, popular culture and technology in the lives of young children from an urban community. 

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.

Finally, the comprehensive three-volume curriculum created by Renee Hobbs and the Discovery Channel for the Maryland State Department of Education is available online.

Research and Scholarship