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

Ay t the Georgia International Information Literacy Conference in Savannah, Renee Hobbs, Joyce Valenza and other distinguished experts will present on these topics:

Teaching Resources

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

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

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

Available for purchase, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

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

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

Research and Scholarship