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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. 

Events

JOIN US for the formal release of the Recommendations for Media Literacy Education in the State of Rhode Island

 

Renee Hobbs is delighted to give an opening keynote address at the 2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.

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Teaching Resources

Examine and evaluate contemporary propaganda with lesson plans exploring definitions of propaganda, virality, sponsored content and more

Explore conspiracy theories using the power of digital annotation

It's never to early to be smart about media!

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more

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.

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

Research and Scholarship