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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. 

Teaching Resources

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: Book and Online Learning

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

Hobbs' theoretical model of digital and media literacy reveals it to be a lifelong learning process

Explore conspiracy theories using the power of digital annotation

Finally, a media literacy textbook written by Renee Hobbs!

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

After almost 30 years, it's a classic resource for K-12 teachers from the Media Education Lab!

Research and Scholarship

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