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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

Join us on Monday, February 3 at 9 AM EST for a free online book club discussion with the Media Education Lab!

Teaching Resources

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

Reflect 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.

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

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Research and Scholarship

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