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Teaching Media Literacy

Digital and media literacy education can be taught at all levels, on its own or embedded in other subjects such as English, Social Studies, Health or Language Arts.  The Media Education Lab offers teacher education programs and workshops, as well as an online library of media literacy curriculum materials. Publications demonstrate how knowledge, skills and competencies develop through a variety of instructional methods that include both face-to-face and online learning. 

Teaching Resources

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: Book and Online Learning

Media literacy instructional practices help police instructors use video to build critical thinking and communication skills

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 

Research and Scholarship

  • Hobbs, R...(1998,January).Teaching With and About Film and Television Journal of Management Development,9-29.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1998,January). The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain: Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the Classroom English Journal,49-53.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1996,January). Teaching Media Literacy Children and the media (Reprint of Media Studies Journal article, 1994).,103-111.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1994,January). The Billerica Initiative Brings Media Literacy to Middle School Community Media Review,.
  • Hobbs, R. & Folkemer, P..(1994,January).A New Lens on Channel One Education Week ,37.
  • Hobbs, R...(1994,January).Teaching Media Literacy - Yo! Are You Hip To This? Media Studies Journal,135-145.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1994,).The Billerica Initiative Telemedium: The Journal of Media Literacy,34-39.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1993,August).See Dick and Jane Deconstruct: ABC's of Teaching Media Literacy The Independent,25-30.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1993,November).Channel One: Schulfernseshen zwischen innovation und kommerz (The Promise and Peril of Channel One) Bertelsmann Briefe,.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1992,).Teaching the Media Journal of Communication,p. 180-184.
  • Hobbs, R...(1991,February). Notes of a No TV survivor Boston Globe,Feb 18: C1.
  • Hobbs, R., Stauffer, J., Frost, R. & Davis, A...(1988,January).How First Time Viewers Comprehend Editing Journal of Communication,50-60.
  • Hobbs, R...(1988,January). Stop(ping) the Presses! Christian Science Monitor,.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1988,).Review of "The Media Lab" by S. Brand Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media,119-121.

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