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Media and Family

Media literacy can be taught in the home as well -- in fact, parents can be the best teachers of media literacy. Instead of merely restricting children's media usage, parents can engage in discussions about the messages embedded in their children's favorite media and how those messages relate to the family's own values.

Events

We're back for another amazing summer - Jul 15 - 20, 2018!

Renee Hobbs is delighted to present at the biennial conference, Libraries in a Digital Age, June 13 - 15, 2018 at the University of Zadar in Croatia.

Renee Hobbs is delighted to participate in MisinfoCon in Kiev, May 29 - 30, 2018. Participants explore these questions:

Teaching Resources

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

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

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

"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

This book introduces educators to the practice and theory of digital and media literacy education in secondary schools.

Research and Scholarship