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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.

Teaching Resources

Support reflection on why digital and media literacy matters for learning and teaching

Now it's easier than ever to engage students and support learning through creating videos, animations, infographics and more 

Explore the crowdsourced gallery of over 2,500 examples from around the world

Help students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

Books for young learners: It's never to early to be smart about media!

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

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.

Research and Scholarship

Tuzel, S. & Hobbs, R 2017 Communicar https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/English.pdf The Use of Social Media and Popular Culture to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.19.20.png

his paper offers a case study of a collaboration between teachers in the US and Turkey, where 7 th grade students interacted with each other via online social media as a means to promote cultural understanding.

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Renee Hobbs 2017 International Handbook of Media Literacy Education https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%202017%20Approaches%20to%20Teacher%20PD%20in%20Media%20Literacy.pdf Approaches to teacher professional development in digital media literacy education Journal 1 public://handbook.png /pub/approaches-teacher-professional-development-digital-media-literacy-education
Renee Hobbs & Julie Coiro 2016 May Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Adolescent_%26_Adult_Literacy%2520%281%29_0.pdf Everyone Learns From Everyone: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Professional Development in Digital Literacy Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.46.03.png /pub/everyone-learns-everyone-collaborative-and-interdisciplinary-professional-development-digital-li
Renee Hobbs 2011 March Knowledge Quest https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%20Empowering%20Learners.pdf Empowering learners with digital and media literacy. Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.33.23.png /pub/empowering-learners-digital-and-media-literacy
Renee Hobbs and Lourdes Smith 2018 Primer: Massachusetts Reading Association https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Digital%20Authorship%20Primer%20Hobbs%20and%20Smith%202018.pdf Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators Journal 0

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.

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Renee Hobbs 2017 Educational Leadership # Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World Journal 0 /pub/teaching-and-learning-post-truth-world
Renee Hobbs & Silke Grafe 2015 First Monday https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/YouTube%20pranking%20across%20cultures%20%7C%20Hobbs%20%7C%20First%20Monday.pdf YouTube Pranking Across Cultures Journal 0 /pub/youtube-pranking-across-cultures
Renee Hobbs, Nuala Cabral, Aggie Ebrahimi, Jiwon Yoon & Rawia Al-Humaidan 2011 June Action in Teacher Education https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/1_9_2018_Field-Base.pdf Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding Journal 0 /pub/field-based-teacher-education-elementary-media-literacy-means-promote-global-understanding
Hobbs, R. & RobbGrieco, M. 2012 November Journal of Children and Media https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%2520%26%2520RobbGrieco%2C%2520Active%2520Reasoning%2520as%2520a%2520Precursor%2520to%2520ML%25202012_0.pdf African-American Children's Active Reasoning about Media Texts as a Precursor to Media Literacy in the United States Journal /pub/african-american-childrens-active-reasoning-about-media-texts-precursor-media-literacy-united-st
Spiller, K and Hobbs, R. 2010 October Paper presented at the Reimagining Girlhood conference, SUNY Cortland https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Fashions%2520Fat%2520Girls%2520-%2520Relational%2520Aggression%2520in%2520Online%2520Communities_0.pdf Talking About Fashion's Fat Girls: Relational Aggression in Online Communities Journal Fat actresses and models have become part of the contemporary media scene and young /pub/talking-about-fashions-fat-girls-relational-aggression-online-communities
Hobbs, R. and Rowe, J. 2008 Digital literacy: Tools and methodologies for an information society https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Media%2520Literacy%2520Creative%2520Remixing%2520and%2520Digital%2520learning_0.pdf Creative Remixing and Digital Learning: Developing an Online Media Literacy Tool for Girls Journal /pub/creative-remixing-and-digital-learning-developing-online-media-literacy-tool-girls
Hobbs, R., Broder, S., Pope, H. & Rowe, J. 2006 January Health Education Research https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%2C%2520Broder%2C%2520Pope%2C%2520Rowe%2520HER%25202006_1.pdf How Adolescent Girls Interpret Weight-Loss Advertising Journal While they demonstrate some ability to critically analyze the more obvious forms of deceptive weight-loss advertising, many girls do not recognize how advertising evokes emotional responses or how visual and narrative techniques are used to increase identification in weight-loss advertising. /pub/how-adolescent-girls-interpret-weight-loss-advertising