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Autism & Hate: Media literacy and neurodivergence

Autism & Hate: Media literacy and neurodivergence

In the UK over 50% of all teenagers at risk of terroristic activity are diagnosed autistic, the rise of the far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment post Brexit have grown considerably, this has combined with the fame of Andrew Tate and the Manosphere. I’d like to talk about how neurodivergent people are susceptible to this kind of messaging and how media literacy can be used as a tool to curb this…

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Media Club: Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now.

Media Club: Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now.

In the December meeting of the Media Club, Renee Hobbs will model a lesson from the New York Times Learning Network in a viewing and discussion of "Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now,"  a four-minute Opinion video that explores the role of social media in the current…

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Remembering the Legacy of Violent Extremism

Remembering the Legacy of Violent Extremism

The stories we tell about violent extremism shape our understanding of the past, present, and future. In this session, we use dialogue and discussion to reflect on the legacy of September 11, 2001 and the role of violent extremism in the 21st century. Come to listen with appreciation to the stories of others and share your thoughts and feelings on this day of remembrance. This event is open to…

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Introducing the Media Dictionary

Introducing the Media Dictionary

Media Dictionary is an audiovisual, multilingual, and digital community media initiative that was initiated in 2021 with the primary objective of engaging with diverse communities across India on issues related to media literacy in local languages and dialects. More than 50 volunteers have posted more than 1,000 videos in 35 languages and…

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Stay Curious, Not Furious

Stay Curious, Not Furious

On February 28, the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island will launch an exciting new media literacy initiative, Courageous RI. Funded by a $700,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the effort includes three distinct phases that will foster community conversation, provide training and education, and engage youth, helping…

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Media Literacy for Mid-Career Folks

Media Literacy for Mid-Career Folks

7. MEDIA LITERACY FOR MID-CAREER FOLKS Featured Speaker: Renee Hobbs It's been claimed that older adults were responsible for a significant share of the so-called "fake news" crisis. How might digital skills and knowledge intersect with media literacy competencies for adults as they navigate a rapidly-changing media environment? Learn how mid-career folks manage the more-or-less…

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Across the Generations 4

Across the Generations 4

4. MEDIA LITERACY IN HIGH SCHOOL: FOCUS ON CIVIC EDUCATION In high school, students learn to deconstruct media messages and benefit from access to scaffolding and frameworks to build their critical thinking skills. Students also are discovering their creative capacities as media makers and gain confidence in self-expression when they have authentic audiences who encounter their…

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16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

On January 13 - 14, 2023, the media literacy community will gather for NMLC23, the 16th Annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference! This online conference is organized around the theme of RESISTING THE FRAME. DATE: January 13 - 14, 2023 TIME: LOCATION:…

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Previewing the 16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

Previewing the 16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

We're celebrating Media Literacy Week PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS!  On January 13 - 14, 2023, the media literacy community will gather for NMLC23, the 16th Annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference! This online conference is organized around the theme of RESISTING THE FRAME. Join us for a webinar where we share our planning…

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Post-Pandemic Futures for Media Education

Post-Pandemic Futures for Media Education

Our team from the Media Education Lab is proud to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic. Join us for an hour long webinar on the intercultural application of the human framework for the…

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Microaggressions in the Classroom

Microaggressions in the Classroom

DATE: Monday, August 29, 2022 TIME: 12 - 1 PM EST LOCATION. Online. Click here to register.    Presenter: Zan Walker-Goncalves Writing Program Coordinator and Associate Professor Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire   In this session we will Identify the impact of…

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Back to School with Digital Media Literacy

Back to School with Digital Media Literacy

Many friends of the Media Education Lab took time for learning this summer to imagine and plan possibilities for the year ahead.  Join us to share your ideas and plans for the fall semester with the Media Education Lab community. This webinar is an informal discussion group where we talk about our hopes, fears, and dreams for the coming semester. There will be time for large and small-group…

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Media Literacy Amidst the Fog of War: Maps

Media Literacy Amidst the Fog of War: Maps

Journalists and educators frequently use maps to convey information about armed conflicts. While often considered objective, maps, like other forms of media, are human constructions. Join us for an interactive session on investigating maps in times of conflict through a media literacy lens. We will explore maps as curated descriptions that can highlight as well as hide information about the…

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Medialogues Showcase: What We Learned Together

Medialogues Showcase: What We Learned Together

Medialogues on Propaganda is an¬†online Professional Learning Community designed to advance the quality of media literacy education by developing the knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills of German, American and global teachers and teacher educators.‚Äč DATE: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 TIME: 18:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM EST LOCATION.¬†‚Ķ

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Systemizing Digital Citizenship Education

Systemizing Digital Citizenship Education

Systematizing Digital Citizenship Standards    DATE: Thursday, April 7, 2022 TIME: 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST LOCATION: Online. Click here to register. FEATURED PRESENTERS: Kristen Mattson & LeeAnn Lindsey Digital citizenship includes the myriad of skills people need for full, civic…

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DigiURI Media Club | The Listening Post: Pegasus Project

DigiURI Media Club | The Listening Post: Pegasus Project

If you don't already follow The Listening Post and it's weekly reports that "cover the way the news is covered," now is a great time to discover it. Last summer it covered the way news broke regarding the discover of Pegasus, a malware program used by governments to spy on journalists and dissidents. Join us February…

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Exploring Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Exploring Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Exploring Controversial Issues in the Classroom Social justice media and technology in teacher education ATEE Spring Conference 2020/2021, Florence, ITALY, October 28 2021 Keynote Address By Renee Hobbs Educators are themselves citizens who express and share political views as part of their personal identity.…

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Analyzing the Visuals of 9/11 Anniversary

Analyzing the Visuals of 9/11 Anniversary

We honor the 20th anniversary of September 11th Analyzing the Visuals of 9/11 Anniversary Frank Baker and Renee Hobbs explore the visual representation of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 to demonstrate how media literacy competencies can be seamlessly woven into the elementary, middle-school and high school classroom. Kara Clayton shares the …

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9/11 Through a Critical Literacy Lens

9/11 Through a Critical Literacy Lens

We honor the 20th anniversary of September 11th 9/11 Through a Critical Literacy Lens In this session for current teachers, future teachers, and teacher educators, we explore how to understand the importance of using memories as a form of oral history, especially about an important event in U.S. history like September 11, 2001. Learn how future teachers learned to use the…

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DigiURI Media Club | Exploring News Sources in the Classroom

DigiURI Media Club | Exploring News Sources in the Classroom

In our next meeting we will explore using some digital content to teach news media literacy. Using Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe, (Season 2 Episode 4) an "Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas" (AP news, May 15, 2021) we…

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Those People

Those People

Join us for a screening and discussion! Three years in the making, ‚ÄúThose People‚ÄĚ is an unforgettable new movie giving a behind-the-scenes look into the true stories behind the decade-long run of the New London Talent Show. DATE: Wednesday, July 14 TIME: 8 pm EST LOCATION. Online. Click here to register.‚Ķ

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Webinar digitale geletterdheid, de lerarenopleiding en de leraar van de toekomst

Webinar digitale geletterdheid, de lerarenopleiding en de leraar van de toekomst

Renee Hobbs gave a talk to Kenniset, the Dutch ICT authority on June 15, 2021.  Key themes from the talk: What are the Media Literacies?  There are a lot of different media literacies and all have value to learners Media literacy education should be responsive to people's lived experience with mass media, digital media, and popular culture Media literacy education should…

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Media Literacy in Higher Education

Media Literacy in Higher Education

In this webinar, Renee Hobbs shares insights on how she teaches media literacy to undergraduate students and leads a discussion where participants share their plans for the Fall 2021 semester. We share syllabi, reading lists, sample assignments, PowerPoints, videos, and even tests ---and brainstorm how to ensure that our courses are responsive to changing technologies and issues in contemporary…

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Strategies for Responding to Vaccine Propaganda

Strategies for Responding to Vaccine Propaganda

Renee Hobbs is delighted to present at the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) conference on June 3rd. She will offer a program in media literacy education for adults, entitled "Strategies for Responding to Vaccine Propaganda" at the …

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Hobbs Keynotes at EEPG

Hobbs Keynotes at EEPG

Renee Hobbs offers the keynote at the European Educational Publishers Group on May 27, 2021. The European Educational Publishers Group is a network of European publishers sharing knowledge and experience and working for improving education across countries. Propaganda vs Education in a Digital Age By Renee Hobbs Propaganda can be found in marketing and advertising, government and…

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HOBBS KEYNOTES AT AMICAL 2021

HOBBS KEYNOTES AT AMICAL 2021

AMICAL is an international consortium of¬†28 American‚Äźmodeled institutions¬†in 20 different countries. It is a cooperative organization for advancing learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library, technology and curricular resources at member institutions. AMICAL‚Äôs membership is composed almost entirely of non‚Äź‚Ķ

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Opening a Global Conversation

Opening a Global Conversation

Opening a Global Conversation: Building Trust in Digital Communities We're exploring  the connections between media literacy and intercultural dialogue in this session for teachers and teacher educators.  DATE: TUESDAY, June 22  TIME: 12 - 1:30 pm EST / 6 - 7:30 pm CET LOCATION: Online. Register…

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Engaging the Community in Media Literacy through Partnerships

Engaging the Community in Media Literacy through Partnerships

Engaging the Community in Media Literacy through Partnerships We are delighted to support efforts by the U.S. State Department to bring together media literacy educators and advocates from around the world. Alumni TIES TechCamp Reconnect will bring together a select group of up to 60 alumni from countries in the Western Hemisphere who participated in U.S. government-sponsored exchange…

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Media Savvy: Identifying Propaganda

Media Savvy: Identifying Propaganda

Propaganda comes in many forms: advertising, public relations, journalism, political communication, activism, entertainment and even education. Disinformation, fake news, memes and algorithms are changing how public opinion is manipulated today. How can you navigate the increasingly fine lines between truth and bias? Join Seekonk Public Library for this virtual program to learn how to…

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Tournaments of Value: Teaching the Oscars

Tournaments of Value: Teaching the Oscars

Tournaments of Value:  Teaching the Oscars The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), offers an ideal opportunity to help students understand the film industry, the art of film, the practice of…

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Wikipedia in Popular Culture

Wikipedia in Popular Culture

A 3-part discussion series in honor of Wikipedia's 20th birthday We would like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia @ 20, a discussion series that examines the past, present and future of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia. In this series of 3 programs, you can learn more about how crowdsourced information affects the way people…

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Wikipedia Under the Hood

Wikipedia Under the Hood

A 3-part discussion series in honor of Wikipedia's 20th birthday We would like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia @ 20, a 3-part discussion series that examines the past, present and future of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia. In this series of 3 programs, you can learn more about how crowdsourced information affects the way…

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Teaching the Capitol Siege

Teaching the Capitol Siege

In the days immediately following the assault on the U.S. Capitol, teachers struggled to address this historic event with their students. How did they respond to students’ fears, answer their questions, and help classes get the facts straight about what happened? Did teachers call it a riot, an insurrection, a siege, or an assault on democracy? Were some teachers unable to discuss the topic at…

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Visualizing the Trump Presidency

Visualizing the Trump Presidency

By now, we've had nearly four years --and thousands of images --representing the Trump presidency. Join us to explore the amazing archive of mazazine covers developed by media literacy guru Frank Baker. We'll be demonstrating how to use these images to address the Trump presidency while building knowledge and vocabulary of media literacy concepts in a fully-online classroom. See how…

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The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

Our team from the Media Education Lab is proud to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic. This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media…

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Media Literacy in Action

Media Literacy in Action

The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and…

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The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

The definitive international reference on a topic of major and enduring importance Dynamic, multidisciplinary, and global in scope, media literacy is one of today’s fastest growing fields of applied communications. Media literacy encompasses a truly vast range of issues, including participatory culture, digital learning, civic engagement, the impact of media on children, the…

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Create to Learn

Create to Learn

Create to Learn helps learners create multimedia texts as they develop both critical thinking and communication skills. Written by Renee Hobbs, one of the foremost experts in media literacy, this book introduces a wide range of conceptual principles at the heart of multimedia composition and digital pedagogy. Its approach is useful for anyone who sees the profound educational value of creating…

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Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

Today, it's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author. That's why Renee Hobbs wrote the book, Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning.…

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The Library Screen Scene

The Library Screen Scene

PUBLISHED JULY 15 from Oxford University Press order your copy now!In the past two decades, several U.S. states have explored ways to mainstream media literacy in school…

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Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age

Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age

This pedagogy article describes a semester-long undergraduate course designed to deconstruct information disorder in the post-truth era by looking at economics, ideology, and power relations. Applying a project-based learning model allowed students to enhance their digital and media literacy skills by inquiring about the accuracy of a variety of sources centered on a single story, '…

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Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes

Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes

Resistance is a known component of social justice classes, and it is often seen as impeding learning. The current case study explored possible scenarios of resistance in classrooms where media representations of gender are discussed, and teachers’ reactions to such resistance. Methods used for collecting data included observations in U.S. high school classes as well as interviews with teachers…

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Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel

Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel

Eighteen Arab and Jewish teachers of civic education and communication studies took part in a national professional development for peace education at the Israeli Center for Educational Technology from 2016 to 2018. They created documentaries as a way to have a cultural dialogue. While learning to produce a documentary as a form of reflection, the participants deepened their dialogues and…

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Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators

Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators

In this essay, the term digital authorship in examined in relation to literacy learning. We reflect on two critical issues that are sometimes overlooked features of digital literacy in relation to the pedagogical practices of digital authorship. Teachers who are advancing literacy in the context of digital authorship are attentive to the different stages of the creative process and have a solid…

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Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Explore the multidisciplinary nature of media literacy education It's been said that the lack of scholarship about the history of media literacy has been a source of some of the conflicts and debates among scholars and practitioners. Media literacy stands at the intersection of the fields of media studies and education, and these scholars have divergent perspectives on the past, present and…

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The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use

The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use

The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use Edited By Renee Hobbs Media educators rely on the ability to make use of copyrighted materials from mass media, digital media and popular cultlure for analysis and production activities. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners from the fields of media studies, education, writing and rhetoric, law and…

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action

Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action

Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, a policy paper by Renee Hobbs, was commissioned by the Knight Foundation, building upon recommendations that digital and media literacy be strengthened in order to get citizens more engaged in their…

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Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

It's time for schools to upgrade and reinvest in media literacy lessons. Renee Hobbs, director of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, cautions us to stop using the term "fake news" with students and be more precise about the types of disinformation prevalent in content today, from hoaxes and satire to clickbait. In this…

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Digital Literacy in Higher Education: A Report

Digital Literacy in Higher Education: A Report

¬† Digital Literacy¬†in Higher Education: A Report documents the key ideas that emerged from the Winter Symposium on Digital Literacy in Higher Education, a gathering of 56 higher education faculty held in January 12 ‚Äď 13, 2017, including participants from the fields of‚Ķ

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Discovering Media Literacy: Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School

Discovering Media Literacy: Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School

Discovering Media Literacy: Teaching Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School (Corwin/Sage, 2013) gives you all the tools you need to explore digital and media literacy with children ages 5 - 12, both in and out of school. In this book, you'll see dozens of examples of how teachers…

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Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Classroom and Culture

Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Classroom and Culture

A Review by John Robinson ORDER THE BOOK NOW How can teachers use digital and media to support academic achievement in all subjects and content areas? The answer to that question is essentially what Renee Hobbs tackles in her book Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom.…

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Courageous Conversations Curriculum

Courageous Conversations Curriculum

Bring media literacy and active listening to middle school, high school, college and adult learnersWith support from talented educators and experts who participated in the program, we’re proud to bring you the Courageous Conversations Curriculum. This book contains a collection of materials to help you bring media literacy and active listening into your middle school, high school or college…

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Memories of September 11, 2001

Memories of September 11, 2001

The series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the U.S. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 continue to deeply affect U.S. identity and politics. Through a digital academic forum, learners gather information and compare observations of memories of September 11, 2001 to reflect upon the variety of experiences and interpretations of this important…

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 Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

    www.mindovermedia.us  Mind Over Media is the winner of the 2021 PROSE Awards for Social Sciences by the American Association of Publishers, the membership organization of the scholarly and academic press.  ORDER THE BOOK!…

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Grandparents of Media Literacy

Grandparents of Media Literacy

The Grandparents of Media Literacy is the website companion to a book edited by Renee Hobbs entitled Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative, which was published by Temple University Press in 2016. Read the book online.  The Grandparents of…

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 Media Literacy Smartphone

Media Literacy Smartphone

NEW!    Learn how to use the Media Literacy Smartphone with learners of all ages! Download the free learning guide to bring the power of media literacy analysis to your learners! These easy-to-use…

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Media Literacy Textbook

Media Literacy Textbook

The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and…

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Create to Learn Online

Create to Learn Online

When students create media to represent their learning, they really learn!  At the Create to Learn Online website, you can access more than a dozen free and low-cost digital tools for creating podcasts, videos, infographics, animations, videos, remix and more. Plus, you can view and upload multimedia work samples and access study notes and PPT slides…

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Assignment: Media Literacy

Assignment: Media Literacy

After 30 years, it's still the most popular resource from the Media Education Lab! This is the 18-unit curriculum developed for Maryland State Department of Education and Discovery Communications, Inc. You can download the PDF files with lesson plans and reproducibles for each unit and use the videos to teach media literacy in conjunction with social studies, language arts and health…

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Digital Learning Anytime and Real Time

Digital Learning Anytime and Real Time

Since the start of the pandemic, educators all over the world have been learning on the fly how to use the power of digital texts, tools, and technologies for ‚Äúremote emergency instruction.‚ÄĚ As teachers quickly discovered, conducting nearly nonstop Zoom meetings, in an effort to replicate in-classroom learning in an online environment, is both ineffective and exhausting. In this series of‚Ķ

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Set Your Motivation

Set Your Motivation

The Digital Learning Horoscope is a 48-item Likert scale instrument that assesses teachers’ perception of the value and relevance of six conceptual themes, namely: attitudes toward technology tools, genres and formats; message content and quality; community connectedness; texts and audiences; media systems; and learner-centered focus.Visit the Set Your…

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 Copyright

Copyright

It's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author. That's why Renee Hobbs wrote 2 books about copyright! Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital…

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Nonviolent Communication for Talking about Coronavirus

Nonviolent Communication for Talking about Coronavirus

NEW FROM THE MEDIA EDUCATION LAB!  This helpful guide, created by Elizaveta Friesem, helps learners to practice talking about their feelings and needs in ways that promote compassion, empathy and genuine understanding. The work builds upon the work of Marshall Rosenberg's 2005 book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.…

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Internet: Indispensable or Evil?

Internet: Indispensable or Evil?

OverviewIn these four lessons, students use the episode Adam Ruins the Internet (Season 2, Episode 12) as a starting point to discuss the role of the Internet in modern culture and learn about media policies that shape people’s online…

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Process of Learning

Digital and Media Literacy: A Process of Learning

Digital and Media Literacy: A Learning Process …

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PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs

PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs

Student Reporting Labs connect students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum and an online collaborative space to develop digital media, critical thinking and communication skills while producing original news reports for PBS NewsHour Extra. Click here to access the COMPLETE …

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All About Media

All About Media

It's never too early to be smart about media!Give emerging readers the tools to learn about media, evaluate it, and understand it. Readers will learn essential critical thinking concepts along with important topics such as understanding how to find sources and how to properly source, privacy and Internet safety, evaluating ads and news reports, and determining the differences between facts,…

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Digital and Media Literacy Education

Digital and Media Literacy Education

A Review by John Robinson ORDER THE BOOK NOW How can teachers use digital and media to support academic achievement in all subjects and content areas? The answer to that question is essentially what Renee Hobbs tackles in her book Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom.…

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 Discovering Media Literacy

Discovering Media Literacy

Visit the website Discover Media Literacy to see lesson plans for staff development programs with teachers, along with videos and student work samples linked to our book!…

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Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

A PREMIERE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM  Overview. This six-day institute focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. We'll consider the implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching and learning. Join us in exploring innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty. You…

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action

Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action

This plan offers specific steps for policymakers, educators, and community advocates to develop a community education movement for digital and media literacy.    Whether it’s touch screen computers, smart phones, or user-generated news sites, access to information does not automatically translate into knowing how to use these tools in effective ways that help people in their everyday…

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 Tuning in to Media: Literacy for the Information Age

Tuning in to Media: Literacy for the Information Age

PART 1: Analyzing News PART 2: Analyzing Entertainment PART 3: In the Classroom     Winner of a Parent's Choice Award, Tuning in to Media offers a compelling look at the powerful and pervasive role that mass media play in our society.     Examines the media coverage of the L.A. riots. Showcases elementary, middle school and high schools. Watch…

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Media Literacy and Cultural Understanding of People in the Middle East

Media Literacy and Cultural Understanding of People in the Middle East

Using a university-school partnership model, we provide a variety of forms of teacher education programs, in-school mentoring, and programs that bring together mediamakers, graduate students, teachers and children to understand how to use the power of media and technology to promote global understanding. Watch the YouTube video overview below and then read the two scholarly articles we wrote…

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Iranian Youth and Media Literacy

Iranian Youth and Media Literacy

Curriculum Resources from the Youth Media Workshop for Iranian American Youth, held in Philadelphia from August 3 - 7, 2009 at the Asian Arts Initiative. See the lesson plans and reflections. Developed by Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz, this program was also co-sponsored by: …

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Messages & Meanings

Messages & Meanings

Developed in collaboration with the Newspaper Association of America, Messages & Meanings is a collection of curriculum activities for analyzing print and electronic media. This resource includes instructional activities for strengthening access, analysis, evaluation and communication skills, as well as evaluating new technologies like internet web pages. Cross-media comparison activities…

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Newsweek's Media Literacy Skills Builder

Newsweek's Media Literacy Skills Builder

Analyzing the media Assessing your communication skills The media literacy remote control Five critical questions Media use motives CREATE: Keep a media journal Understanding advertising Poetry and advertising Attitudes about advertising CREATE: Analyze two ads Who owns the media?   Understanding media economics Analyzing leads on AOL-Time Warner…

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