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How Mini-Podcasts Build Media Literacy and Active Listening Skills

How Mini-Podcasts Build Media Literacy and Active Listening Skills

DATE: Thursday, March 14 TIME: 10:00am - 11:00amLOCATION:…

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Hypertext Writing as a Creative and Research Practice

Hypertext Writing as a Creative and Research Practice

 Today, when artificial intelligence seems to be getting better at writing and doing research for us, it is essential to recognize the advantages of the unique messiness that defines human thinking. Organizing our thoughts, especially in writing, can be tough. Relying on such tools as ChatGPT to produce flowing and seemingly logical texts might seem like an attractive solution to us – and to our…

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Planning the BFF Camp

Planning the BFF Camp

Read here about our full webinar series on Youth Media.In the first webinar of the series, Larisa Ozeryansky will present the initial plans for a July 2024 residential media education workshop for young adults with refugee background in Norway. Larisa is a PhD candidate in Transnational Migrant Health and Media, from the University of Washington, currently working on her dissertation as a…

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Ripplers are Courageous

Ripplers are Courageous

Join us for informal discussion about the ongoing progress that occurring as people from across Rhode Island, the USA, and the world implement COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS and education programs to their community, workplace, library or school. DATE: Tuesday, April 25, 2024TIME: 7 PM ESTLOCATION: Online via Zoom.  …

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Participatory Action Research and Media Literacy

Participatory Action Research and Media Literacy

Read here about our full webinar series on Inequalities and Media Education.In this 5th webinar, we will explore how participatory action research can be used for knowledge production with marginalized communities. Authors, Koen Leurs, Çiğdem Bozdağ, Annamária Neag, and Sanne Sprenger discuss their chapter…

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MediaEd Forum

MediaEd Forum

Join us for the 17th MediaEd Forum!We've changed the name of the Northeast Media Literacy Conference (now in its 17th year) to reflect the growing global diversity of our online knowledge community!Conference Theme: Confronting the ChallengesFriday & Saturday, January 12-13, 2024 ONLINE VIA ZOOM…

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Media Literacy Matters

Media Literacy Matters

Renee Hobbs is thrilled to be a featured presenter at the European Digital and Media Literacy Conference in Brussels, which puts the many faces of digital and media literacy in the European spotlight during the Belgian EU presidency. February 27 - March 1, 2024Brussels, BelgiumThe conference is focused on showcasing and exchanging initiatives, tools, projects and practices that can be integrated…

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E-Cig Influencers

E-Cig Influencers

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the United States and cigarette smoking is implicated in 1 in 5 adult deaths, resulting in over 480,000 premature deaths per year. 1 in 10 high school students vape, and there are 2.1 million teenage e-cigarette users in 2023, with more than 1 in 4 using e-cigarettes daily. Learn how you can talk to teens about the social…

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Autism & Hate: Media literacy and neurodivergence

Autism & Hate: Media literacy and neurodivergence

In the UK over 50% of all teenagers at risk of terroristic activity are diagnosed autistic, the rise of the far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment post Brexit have grown considerably, this has combined with the fame of Andrew Tate and the Manosphere. I’d like to talk about how neurodivergent people are susceptible to this kind of messaging and how media literacy can be used as a tool to curb this…

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FemWork

FemWork

Read here about our full webinar series on Inequalities and Media Education In this second webinar, we will explore the future of work that is at the centre of debates related to the emerging digital society. Concerns range from the inclusion, equity, and dignity of those at the far end of the value chain…

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The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

Our team from the Media Education Lab is proud to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic. This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media…

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Create to Learn

Create to Learn

Create to Learn helps learners create multimedia texts as they develop both critical thinking and communication skills. Written by Renee Hobbs, one of the foremost experts in media literacy, this book introduces a wide range of conceptual principles at the heart of multimedia composition and digital pedagogy. Its approach is useful for anyone who sees the profound educational value of creating…

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Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Explore the multidisciplinary nature of media literacy education It's been said that the lack of scholarship about the history of media literacy has been a source of some of the conflicts and debates among scholars and practitioners. Media literacy stands at the intersection of the fields of media studies and education, and these scholars have divergent perspectives on the past, present and…

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Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities

Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities

Access the PDF here This study documents how a high school ESL teacher working with new immigrants ages 14–20 supported the development of their critical thinking and English language skills by using advertising analysis activities. The article examines the use of key critical questions for analyzing…

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Understanding Implicit Bias: The Power of Reflection

Understanding Implicit Bias: The Power of Reflection

Developed by Elizaveta Friesem, Media Education LabLESSON 1: Edward Adelson’s Checkerboard IllusionLESSON 2: The Implicit Association TestLESSON 3: Considering the Consequences of Implicit Bias OverviewDOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLANS HERE Students develop a better understanding of their own…

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All About Media

All About Media

It's never too early to be smart about media!Give emerging readers the tools to learn about media, evaluate it, and understand it. Readers will learn essential critical thinking concepts along with important topics such as understanding how to find sources and how to properly source, privacy and Internet safety, evaluating ads and news reports, and determining the differences between facts,…

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 Discovering Media Literacy

Discovering Media Literacy

Visit the website Discover Media Literacy to see lesson plans for staff development programs with teachers, along with videos and student work samples linked to our book!…

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Iranian Youth and Media Literacy

Iranian Youth and Media Literacy

Curriculum Resources from the Youth Media Workshop for Iranian American Youth, held in Philadelphia from August 3 - 7, 2009 at the Asian Arts Initiative. See the lesson plans and reflections. Developed by Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz, this program was also co-sponsored by: …

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