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Teaching the Conspiracies - Part II

Teaching the Conspiracies - Part II

A 2-Week Deep Dive Micro-Credential Course for Emerging and Established LeadersBuilding upon the success of the first micro-credential course "Teaching the Conspiracies" in February's MediaEd Institute, we are thrilled to offer a new follow up with four new modules of online professional learning experience…

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MediaEd Club: Elvin Explores North Lawndale

MediaEd Club: Elvin Explores North Lawndale

In the July meeting of the MediaEd Club, Jay Simon will present his coloring book series "Elvin Explores North Lawndale" Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, with a read-along and an artist talk with a Q&A. Jay will provide an in-depth explanation of the origin story, background context and storyline for each coloring book. He will also go in-depth with what the future holds for the Elvin Explores series and…

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The Media That Makes Us

The Media That Makes Us

This webinar series features participants of the MediaEd Institute and their final projects. Learn more about the MediaEd Institute Here.  In this presentation, Erin James will share a slide deck that can be used to teach media literacy to middle schoolers. With an emphasis on girls, their adolescent identity and self-…

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Media Club: Gen Z, Digital Media and Transcultural Lives

Media Club: Gen Z, Digital Media and Transcultural Lives

In this session, Kiran Vinod Bhatia and Manisha Pathak-Shelat will share the methodological approach and key arguments proposed in their book Gen Z, Digital Media and Transcultural Lives: At Home i…

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Revising The Media Literacy Critical Questions

Revising The Media Literacy Critical Questions

The Media Literacy Smartphone was build on a long history of critical reflection of media messages. The Media Education Lab is improving the resources for practitioners of media literacy in K-12 and post-secondary education. And in order to update them, we look to redesign the critical questions for analyzing a media text to support learners and educators of all ages. Join us as we examine the…

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Filmbuilding: Co-Creative filmmaking across distances and differences

Filmbuilding: Co-Creative filmmaking across distances and differences

Read here about our full webinar series on Youth Media.In the second webinar, Tom Flint will survey an educational initiative called Filmbuilding which explores the co-creative aspects of movie-making for meaningful bridge-building in a time of growing uncertainty. Utilizing readily accessible technologies, participants come together across distances and differences to create film projects that…

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Hypertext Writing as a Creative and Research Practice

Hypertext Writing as a Creative and Research Practice

 Today, when artificial intelligence seems to be getting better at writing and doing research for us, it is essential to recognize the advantages of the unique messiness that defines human thinking. Organizing our thoughts, especially in writing, can be tough. Relying on such tools as ChatGPT to produce flowing and seemingly logical texts might seem like an attractive solution to us – and to our…

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BFF Camp

BFF Camp

Belonging and Filmmaking in the Forest Camp A one-week residential workshop for young adults with a refugee background. Participants will learn filmmaking and practice their skills during guided walks and time in nature. Primary themes to be explored will include the value of time spent in nature for newly-resettled people, belonging, identity, sense-of-place, and self-expression through media.…

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Ripplers are Courageous

Ripplers are Courageous

Join us for informal discussion about the ongoing progress that occurring as people from across Rhode Island, the USA, and the world implement COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS and education programs to their community, workplace, library or school. DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2024TIME: 7 PM ESTLOCATION: Online via Zoom.  …

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What Conspiracy? Media Education in/and the Mirror World

What Conspiracy? Media Education in/and the Mirror World

Read here about our full webinar series on Inequalities and Media Education. One of the most striking outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the spirited and public opposition to vaccinations and vaccine mandates. The gradually fraying line between virtual and offline “real” worlds increasingly…

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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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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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Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities

Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities

Access the PDF here This study documents how a high school ESL teacher working with new immigrants ages 14–20 supported the development of their critical thinking and English language skills by using advertising analysis activities. The article examines the use of key critical questions for analyzing…

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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. …

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The Media Straight Up! Media Literacy Guide for Middle School

The Media Straight Up! Media Literacy Guide for Middle School

THE MEDIA LITERACY GUIDECreated by Renee Hobbs and the Media Education Lab and co-sponsored by Drug Free Pennsylvania. Access the PDF from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug Prevention Programs. Renee Hobbs and a team of Pennsylvania educators developed The Media Straight Up to…

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Librarians on YouTube

Librarians on YouTube

Librarians are often challenged to connect with their communities (learners, fellow educators, and the public) with limited time, among competing priorities, and especially recently, across distance. Among many creative approaches to engagement, YouTube offers a fresh approach for librarians to build connections beyond the physical spaces of the library and outside of formal learning environments…

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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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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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 My Pop Studio

My Pop Studio

See how My Pop Studio can be used in formal and informal learning settings by browsing the examples below.

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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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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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Students Taking Action, Not Drugs (STAND)

Students Taking Action, Not Drugs (STAND)

The STAND (Students Taking Action, Not Drugs) project invites young people to use the power of mass media to design, create and deliver meaningful messages to help other teens resist drug use. This online curriculum includes nine lesson plans to help your students make public service announcements (PSAs) that can be aired or displayed to a large national audience. The STAND project combines the…

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