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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. We're moving the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy to Chicago in 2020 to better develop networks of urban educators who share our passion for digital and media literacy. 

Events

We're Back for the 9th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 

A 3-part discussion series in honor of Wikipedia's 20th birthday

Teaching Resources

Finally, a media literacy textbook written by Renee Hobbs!

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

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: New Book Plus Online Learning Modules

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

Talk about feelings & needs in ways that promote compassion & empathy

Guided inquiry & viewing of Adam Ruins the Internet helps learners reflect on the pros and cons of media regulation.

Research and Scholarship

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