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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 schoolDATE: Tuesday, February 29, 2024TIME: 7 PM ESTLOCATION: Online via Zoom.  …

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What Conspiracy? Media Education in/and the Mirror World

What Conspiracy? Media Education in/and the Mirror World

Read here about our full webinar series on Inequalities and Media Education. One of the most striking outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the spirited and public opposition to vaccinations and vaccine mandates. The gradually fraying line between virtual and offline “…

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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, BelgiumApply to ParticipateThe conference is focused on…

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Babe»ô-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Babe»ô-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

International Conference  In celebration of Media Literacy Week, our co-directors Renee Hobbs and Yonty Friesem will participate as keynote speakers at the International Conference and Training on Digital and Media Education.. From, Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, national and international scholars, school educators, journalists, media professionals, NGOs and stakeholders will gather at Babeș-Bolyai…

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The Gaza-Israel War in the Media

The Gaza-Israel War in the Media

While we might not be able to solve the violent conflict in the Middle East, we as media educators need to share our practice and be there for our learners. By connecting with our community of learners, asking critical questions, sharing needs and emotions as a group, challenging media representations, and fighting the spread of biases and prejudices, we can better understand, reflect, and…

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Media Club: Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now.

Media Club: Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now.

In the December meeting of the Media Club, Renee Hobbs will model a lesson from the New York Times Learning Network in a viewing and discussion of "Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now,"  a four-minute Opinion video that explores the role of social media in the current…

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Connectivity & Digital Disruption: The Digital Divide

Connectivity & Digital Disruption: The Digital Divide

Read here about our full webinar series on Inequalities and Media EducationIn this fourth webinar, we will explore the concepts of digital divides from both U.S. domestic and global digital divides. Susan Wiesinger and Ralph Beliveau discuss their new book, Digital Literacy: A Primer on Media, Identity,…

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Remembering the Legacy of Violent Extremism

Remembering the Legacy of Violent Extremism

The stories we tell about violent extremism shape our understanding of the past, present, and future. In this session, we use dialogue and discussion to reflect on the legacy of September 11, 2001 and the role of violent extremism in the 21st century. Come to listen with appreciation to the stories of others and share your thoughts and feelings on this day of remembrance. This event is open to…

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Introducing the Media Dictionary

Introducing the Media Dictionary

Media Dictionary is an audiovisual, multilingual, and digital community media initiative that was initiated in 2021 with the primary objective of engaging with diverse communities across India on issues related to media literacy in local languages and dialects. More than 50 volunteers have posted more than 1,000 videos in 35 languages and…

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Courageous RI Professional Development Program

Courageous RI Professional Development Program

Under the auspices of the Courageous Rhode Island program, the Media Education Lab offers a fully-online professional development program for middle school, high school, and college educators from any field or discipline. This program is led by Renee Hobbs (University of Rhode Island) and colleagues. Be part of a supportive online professional learning…

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Media Club - Ecomedia Literacy: Ecojustice and media education in a post-pandemic world

Media Club - Ecomedia Literacy: Ecojustice and media education in a post-pandemic world

Join hosts Dr. Antonio López as he guides participants in an exploration of ecomedia literacy as a framework for the post-pandemic world, along with introducing some practical applications for how media educators can incorporate ecojustice through ecomedia literacy into their curriculum. The media for discussion is the presenters' essay that explores the theoretical understandings and practical…

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High Conflict

High Conflict

In this session, we identify the way that conflict is rooted in blame and shame strategies. We examine the power of particular listening strategies like ‚Äúlooping for understanding‚ÄĚ as a means of dialing down the conflicts that we encounter in media, the workplace, family and community. What is high conflict and what forces perpetuate it? How does it damage individuals and communities? What can‚Ķ

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Stay Curious, Not Furious

Stay Curious, Not Furious

On February 28, the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island will launch an exciting new media literacy initiative, Courageous RI. Funded by a $700,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the effort includes three distinct phases that will foster community conversation, provide training and education, and engage youth, helping…

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Media Literacy for Mid-Career Folks

Media Literacy for Mid-Career Folks

7. MEDIA LITERACY FOR MID-CAREER FOLKS Featured Speaker: Renee Hobbs It's been claimed that older adults were responsible for a significant share of the so-called "fake news" crisis. How might digital skills and knowledge intersect with media literacy competencies for adults as they navigate a rapidly-changing media environment? Learn how mid-career folks manage the more-or-less…

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Across the Generations 4

Across the Generations 4

4. MEDIA LITERACY IN HIGH SCHOOL: FOCUS ON CIVIC EDUCATION In high school, students learn to deconstruct media messages and benefit from access to scaffolding and frameworks to build their critical thinking skills. Students also are discovering their creative capacities as media makers and gain confidence in self-expression when they have authentic audiences who encounter their…

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16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

On January 13 - 14, 2023, the media literacy community will gather for NMLC23, the 16th Annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference! This online conference is organized around the theme of RESISTING THE FRAME. DATE: January 13 - 14, 2023 TIME: LOCATION:…

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Previewing the 16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

Previewing the 16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

We're celebrating Media Literacy Week PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS!  On January 13 - 14, 2023, the media literacy community will gather for NMLC23, the 16th Annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference! This online conference is organized around the theme of RESISTING THE FRAME. Join us for a webinar where we share our planning…

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Post-Pandemic Futures for Media Education

Post-Pandemic Futures for Media Education

Our team from the Media Education Lab is proud to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic. Join us for an hour long webinar on the intercultural application of the human framework for the…

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Microaggressions in the Classroom

Microaggressions in the Classroom

DATE: Monday, August 29, 2022 TIME: 12 - 1 PM EST LOCATION. Online. Click here to register.    Presenter: Zan Walker-Goncalves Writing Program Coordinator and Associate Professor Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire   In this session we will Identify the impact of…

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Back to School with Digital Media Literacy

Back to School with Digital Media Literacy

Many friends of the Media Education Lab took time for learning this summer to imagine and plan possibilities for the year ahead.  Join us to share your ideas and plans for the fall semester with the Media Education Lab community. This webinar is an informal discussion group where we talk about our hopes, fears, and dreams for the coming semester. There will be time for large and small-group…

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The Power of Propaganda

The Power of Propaganda

Renee Hobbs is pleased to serve as Lead Scholar for The Power of Propaganda, a program at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The program is designed help educators develop a deeper understanding of how to teach students to critically analyze different forms of propaganda. The seminar explores how to teach about propaganda through an interdisciplinary lens and how to cultivate…

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Medialogues Showcase: What We Learned Together

Medialogues Showcase: What We Learned Together

Medialogues on Propaganda is an¬†online Professional Learning Community designed to advance the quality of media literacy education by developing the knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills of German, American and global teachers and teacher educators.‚Äč DATE: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 TIME: 18:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM EST LOCATION.¬†‚Ķ

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Systemizing Digital Citizenship Education

Systemizing Digital Citizenship Education

Systematizing Digital Citizenship Standards    DATE: Thursday, April 7, 2022 TIME: 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST LOCATION: Online. Click here to register. FEATURED PRESENTERS: Kristen Mattson & LeeAnn Lindsey Digital citizenship includes the myriad of skills people need for full, civic…

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Exploring Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Exploring Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Exploring Controversial Issues in the Classroom Social justice media and technology in teacher education ATEE Spring Conference 2020/2021, Florence, ITALY, October 28 2021 Keynote Address By Renee Hobbs Educators are themselves citizens who express and share political views as part of their personal identity.…

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Analyzing the Visuals of 9/11 Anniversary

Analyzing the Visuals of 9/11 Anniversary

We honor the 20th anniversary of September 11th Analyzing the Visuals of 9/11 Anniversary Frank Baker and Renee Hobbs explore the visual representation of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 to demonstrate how media literacy competencies can be seamlessly woven into the elementary, middle-school and high school classroom. Kara Clayton shares the …

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9/11 Through a Critical Literacy Lens

9/11 Through a Critical Literacy Lens

We honor the 20th anniversary of September 11th 9/11 Through a Critical Literacy Lens In this session for current teachers, future teachers, and teacher educators, we explore how to understand the importance of using memories as a form of oral history, especially about an important event in U.S. history like September 11, 2001. Learn how future teachers learned to use the…

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Those People

Those People

Join us for a screening and discussion! Three years in the making, ‚ÄúThose People‚ÄĚ is an unforgettable new movie giving a behind-the-scenes look into the true stories behind the decade-long run of the New London Talent Show. DATE: Wednesday, July 14 TIME: 8 pm EST LOCATION. Online. Click here to register.‚Ķ

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Webinar digitale geletterdheid, de lerarenopleiding en de leraar van de toekomst

Webinar digitale geletterdheid, de lerarenopleiding en de leraar van de toekomst

Renee Hobbs gave a talk to Kenniset, the Dutch ICT authority on June 15, 2021.  Key themes from the talk: What are the Media Literacies?  There are a lot of different media literacies and all have value to learners Media literacy education should be responsive to people's lived experience with mass media, digital media, and popular culture Media literacy education should…

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Media Literacy in Higher Education

Media Literacy in Higher Education

In this webinar, Renee Hobbs shares insights on how she teaches media literacy to undergraduate students and leads a discussion where participants share their plans for the Fall 2021 semester. We share syllabi, reading lists, sample assignments, PowerPoints, videos, and even tests ---and brainstorm how to ensure that our courses are responsive to changing technologies and issues in contemporary…

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Strategies for Responding to Vaccine Propaganda

Strategies for Responding to Vaccine Propaganda

Renee Hobbs is delighted to present at the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) conference on June 3rd. She will offer a program in media literacy education for adults, entitled "Strategies for Responding to Vaccine Propaganda" at the …

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Hobbs Keynotes at EEPG

Hobbs Keynotes at EEPG

Renee Hobbs offers the keynote at the European Educational Publishers Group on May 27, 2021. The European Educational Publishers Group is a network of European publishers sharing knowledge and experience and working for improving education across countries. Propaganda vs Education in a Digital Age By Renee Hobbs Propaganda can be found in marketing and advertising, government and…

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HOBBS KEYNOTES AT AMICAL 2021

HOBBS KEYNOTES AT AMICAL 2021

AMICAL is an international consortium of¬†28 American‚Äźmodeled institutions¬†in 20 different countries. It is a cooperative organization for advancing learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library, technology and curricular resources at member institutions. AMICAL‚Äôs membership is composed almost entirely of non‚Äź‚Ķ

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Opening a Global Conversation

Opening a Global Conversation

Opening a Global Conversation: Building Trust in Digital Communities We're exploring  the connections between media literacy and intercultural dialogue in this session for teachers and teacher educators.  DATE: TUESDAY, June 22  TIME: 12 - 1:30 pm EST / 6 - 7:30 pm CET LOCATION: Online. Register…

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Media Savvy: Identifying Propaganda

Media Savvy: Identifying Propaganda

Propaganda comes in many forms: advertising, public relations, journalism, political communication, activism, entertainment and even education. Disinformation, fake news, memes and algorithms are changing how public opinion is manipulated today. How can you navigate the increasingly fine lines between truth and bias? Join Seekonk Public Library for this virtual program to learn how to…

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Teaching Propaganda in Media Production Class

Teaching Propaganda in Media Production Class

Propaganda: It's Not What You Think Date: Sunday 02/14/2021 Time: 11:00 AM PST / 2 PM EST Title: Propaganda: It's Not What You Think Join the session here AGENDA Welcome Learn more about Mind Over Media  Visit the Crowdsourced…

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Tournaments of Value: Teaching the Oscars

Tournaments of Value: Teaching the Oscars

Tournaments of Value:  Teaching the Oscars The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), offers an ideal opportunity to help students understand the film industry, the art of film, the practice of…

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Wikipedia in Popular Culture

Wikipedia in Popular Culture

A 3-part discussion series in honor of Wikipedia's 20th birthday We would like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia @ 20, a discussion series that examines the past, present and future of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia. In this series of 3 programs, you can learn more about how crowdsourced information affects the way people…

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Wikipedia Under the Hood

Wikipedia Under the Hood

A 3-part discussion series in honor of Wikipedia's 20th birthday We would like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia @ 20, a 3-part discussion series that examines the past, present and future of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia. In this series of 3 programs, you can learn more about how crowdsourced information affects the way…

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Teaching the Capitol Siege

Teaching the Capitol Siege

In the days immediately following the assault on the U.S. Capitol, teachers struggled to address this historic event with their students. How did they respond to students’ fears, answer their questions, and help classes get the facts straight about what happened? Did teachers call it a riot, an insurrection, a siege, or an assault on democracy? Were some teachers unable to discuss the topic at…

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DigiURI Media Club | Mind Over Media

DigiURI Media Club | Mind Over Media

With all of the disinformation floating around the internet it feels like a good time to bring propaganda back into the discussion. Join hosts Fawn Canady and Gina Baleria for a discussion of "Mind Over Media," by…

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Crisis Creates Opportunity for Digital Media Literacy

Crisis Creates Opportunity for Digital Media Literacy

Crisis Creates Opportunity: How the Covid Pandemic Helped to Advance Digital Media Literacy in Schools Renee Hobbs is presenting a lecture at the 2nd From Traditional to Digital International Media Research Symposium, December 11, Izmir, Turkey. When the pandemic struck and millions of teachers around the world were faced with "remote emergency instruction," some teachers found that the…

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Visualizing the Trump Presidency

Visualizing the Trump Presidency

By now, we've had nearly four years --and thousands of images --representing the Trump presidency. Join us to explore the amazing archive of mazazine covers developed by media literacy guru Frank Baker. We'll be demonstrating how to use these images to address the Trump presidency while building knowledge and vocabulary of media literacy concepts in a fully-online classroom. See how…

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Propaganda Everywhere: Teaching Propaganda Across the Disciplines

Propaganda Everywhere: Teaching Propaganda Across the Disciplines

Explore and reflect on how college and university faculty engage in teaching about propaganda with a diverse group of faculty experts DATE: Tuesday, October 27 TIME: 12 pm - 1 pm EST/ 9 AM PST LOCATION: Online. Register for the meeting here. In this dialogue, we reflect on the following…

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DigiURI Media Club | The Social Dilemma

DigiURI Media Club | The Social Dilemma

While social media keeps us connected to each other and to various global communities, many of us still don't understand what happens behind the digital curtain. Does Netflix's new documentary provide a glimpse? We'll discuss this and more on Monday, October 5 at 12pm EST as Salome Apkhazishvili…

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The Power of Two: Tier 2 Reflections

The Power of Two: Tier 2 Reflections

Have you been curious about what Tier 2 is all about? Want to reflect more about the Power of Two in relation to personal and professional identity and action?  DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 TIME: 12 - 1 pm ET LOCATION: ONLINE. Click here to register At the Tier 2 Summer Institute, the focus is…

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Keep Calm and Log On

Keep Calm and Log On

  AN INFORMATION LITERACY RESOURCE BASED ON THE ACRL FRAMEWORK  DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 10 TIME: 12 - 1 PM ET LOCATION: ONLINE. Click here to register Check out the Slides From the…

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Passion to Purpose: Design Thinking Tools for Educators

Passion to Purpose: Design Thinking Tools for Educators

In this interactive workshop, we explore how design thinking tools can help educators build inquiry and engagement media projects based on student interests. Join MINDY FABER and MARGARET CONWAY, Convergence Design Lab’s co-founders, for an interactive virtual workshop on Passion to Purpose, a digital…

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Student Journalists on the Front Lines of Coronavirus Coping

Student Journalists on the Front Lines of Coronavirus Coping

Students are on the front lines of coronavirus coping in dealing with the self-isolation and emergency remote teaching. Learn more about how PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs offers a unique approach to media literacy education, with social media challenges and scaffolded media production activities. And now teachers and students can use the …

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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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Media Literacy in Action

Media Literacy in Action

The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and…

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The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

The definitive international reference on a topic of major and enduring importance Dynamic, multidisciplinary, and global in scope, media literacy is one of today’s fastest growing fields of applied communications. Media literacy encompasses a truly vast range of issues, including participatory culture, digital learning, civic engagement, the impact of media on children, the…

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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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Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

Today, it's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author. That's why Renee Hobbs wrote the book, Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning.…

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The Library Screen Scene

The Library Screen Scene

PUBLISHED JULY 15 from Oxford University Press order your copy now!In the past two decades, several U.S. states have explored ways to mainstream media literacy in school…

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Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age

Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age

This pedagogy article describes a semester-long undergraduate course designed to deconstruct information disorder in the post-truth era by looking at economics, ideology, and power relations. Applying a project-based learning model allowed students to enhance their digital and media literacy skills by inquiring about the accuracy of a variety of sources centered on a single story, '…

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Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes

Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes

Resistance is a known component of social justice classes, and it is often seen as impeding learning. The current case study explored possible scenarios of resistance in classrooms where media representations of gender are discussed, and teachers’ reactions to such resistance. Methods used for collecting data included observations in U.S. high school classes as well as interviews with teachers…

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Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel

Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel

Eighteen Arab and Jewish teachers of civic education and communication studies took part in a national professional development for peace education at the Israeli Center for Educational Technology from 2016 to 2018. They created documentaries as a way to have a cultural dialogue. While learning to produce a documentary as a form of reflection, the participants deepened their dialogues and…

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Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators

Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators

In this essay, the term digital authorship in examined in relation to literacy learning. We reflect on two critical issues that are sometimes overlooked features of digital literacy in relation to the pedagogical practices of digital authorship. Teachers who are advancing literacy in the context of digital authorship are attentive to the different stages of the creative process and have a solid…

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The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use

The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use

The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use Edited By Renee Hobbs Media educators rely on the ability to make use of copyrighted materials from mass media, digital media and popular cultlure for analysis and production activities. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners from the fields of media studies, education, writing and rhetoric, law and…

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Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

It's time for schools to upgrade and reinvest in media literacy lessons. Renee Hobbs, director of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, cautions us to stop using the term "fake news" with students and be more precise about the types of disinformation prevalent in content today, from hoaxes and satire to clickbait. In this…

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Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Classroom and Culture

Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Classroom and Culture

A Review by John Robinson ORDER THE BOOK NOW How can teachers use digital and media to support academic achievement in all subjects and content areas? The answer to that question is essentially what Renee Hobbs tackles in her book Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom.…

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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

Bring media literacy and active listening to middle school, high school, college and adult learnersWith support from talented educators and experts who participated in the program, we’re proud to bring you the Courageous Conversations Curriculum. This book contains a collection of materials to help you bring media literacy and active listening into your middle school, high school or college…

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 Copyright

Copyright

It's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author. That's why Renee Hobbs wrote 2 books about copyright! Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital…

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Media Literacy in Action

Media Literacy in Action

The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and…

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 Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

    www.mindovermedia.us  Mind Over Media is the winner of the 2021 PROSE Awards for Social Sciences by the American Association of Publishers, the membership organization of the scholarly and academic press.  ORDER THE BOOK!…

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Assignment: Media Literacy

Assignment: Media Literacy

After 25 years, it's still the most popular resource from the Media Education Lab!This is the 18-unit curriculum created by Renee Hobbs and colleagues in 1998!  You will be pleased to see how timeless and relevant these lessons continue to be!You can download the PDF files with lesson plans and reproducibles for each unit and use the videos to teach media literacy in conjunction with social…

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Digital Learning Anytime and Real Time

Digital Learning Anytime and Real Time

Since the start of the pandemic, educators all over the world have been learning on the fly how to use the power of digital texts, tools, and technologies for ‚Äúremote emergency instruction.‚ÄĚ As teachers quickly discovered, conducting nearly nonstop Zoom meetings, in an effort to replicate in-classroom learning in an online environment, is both ineffective and exhausting. In this series of‚Ķ

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Set Your Motivation

Set Your Motivation

The Digital Learning Horoscope is a 48-item Likert scale instrument that assesses teachers’ perception of the value and relevance of six conceptual themes, namely: attitudes toward technology tools, genres and formats; message content and quality; community connectedness; texts and audiences; media systems; and learner-centered focus.Visit the Set Your…

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Nonviolent Communication for Talking about Coronavirus

Nonviolent Communication for Talking about Coronavirus

NEW FROM THE MEDIA EDUCATION LAB!  This helpful guide, created by Elizaveta Friesem, helps learners to practice talking about their feelings and needs in ways that promote compassion, empathy and genuine understanding. The work builds upon the work of Marshall Rosenberg's 2005 book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.…

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Internet: Indispensable or Evil?

Internet: Indispensable or Evil?

OverviewIn these four lessons, students use the episode Adam Ruins the Internet (Season 2, Episode 12) as a starting point to discuss the role of the Internet in modern culture and learn about media policies that shape people’s online…

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Process of Learning

Digital and Media Literacy: A Process of Learning

Digital and Media Literacy: A Learning Process …

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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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The Media Straight Up!

The Media Straight Up!

THE MEDIA LITERACY GUIDE Created by Renee Hobbs and the Media Education Lab and co-sponsored by Drug Free Pennsylvania. Download the whole curriculum as a PDF here  Renee Hobbs and a team of Pennsylvania educators developed The Media Straight Up to bring together literacy and substance abuse prevention…

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