Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews is interviewed about the myths and realities of online safety.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The latest issue of The Journal of Media Literacy (produced by the National Telemedia Council) is one worth reading. The issue explores "School 2.0: Transforming 21st Century Education Through New Media Literacies". How will schools need to change to keep up with the growth of new media? We now have Web 2.0 - what will School 2.0 look like?
The cover features Ken Burns, recognizing the release of his PBS series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." With today's technology, students have the ability to produce and distribute their own videos worldwide. Like Ken Burns, their productions will have a point of view, no matter how benign. Media literacy enables viewers to be more aware and responsible in their use of media. To acquire this issue, click on the NTC link above.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) would like to invite you to a National Forum on Common Core State Standards on Wednesday, December 2nd from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at 101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting will be to (1) provide an update on the Common Core State Standards Initiative, (2) discuss the process for developing the K-12 standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, (3) outline elements of state adoption of the common standards, and (4) gather your input and feedback on initiative. Additionally, a graphic display of the standards development process is now available here. We look forward to seeing you next month. Advanced RSVP is not required for this event. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or visit www.corestandards.org.(NOTE: as of this posting, it is not yet known if this event will be streamed LIVE or carried by CSPAN)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
9:30am Media Literacy Made Easy: Integrating Media and Technology into an English Classroom
11:00am News Literacy: Helping Students Learn to Read Between The Lines
12:30pm The English Classroom at Science Leadership Academy
2:30pm 21st Century Literacy Education: Report from the Media Education Lab
4:00pm The Deep End of Engagement: Teaching Media Literacy with Graphic Novels
Complete list of presentation descriptions and presenters can be found here.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"At the core of media mastery are the same fundamental capacities as are required offline in traditional print forms: an ability to access, understand, and evaluate complex materials and messages and to produce clear, effective communications. Media mastery does, however, call upon students to apply these core skills in new ways and contexts. Media enable students to communicate quickly with a large, often unknown, and broadly diverse audience. Whereas in the past, students may have had days or weeks to digest new information and formulate a response, the online environment pushes students to exercise judgment and present their responses in a matter of minutes."
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching In The New Media Age demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into their instruction. This book includes:
-Real-world activities and lesson examples with assignment sheets, assessments, and rubrics
-Ideas on fostering collaborative learning using blogs, wikis, nings, and other interactive media.
-Tips on Internet safety, blogging etiquette, protected blogging sites, and more
-Blog entries from classroom teachers
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
1. Where did you first hear about the President's speech?
2. What have you read or heard about what he is planning to say?
3. Who is his primary audience? (Might there also be a secondary audience ?)
4. Where in the curriculum might you discuss the importance of American education?
5. What technique/word(s) did the President use in his speech that might be persuasive, influential?
6. What does the President hope to gain by giving this speech? (or how about the networks broadcasting the speech?)
7. What does the President hope students will do after hearing, reading, viewing the speech?
8. Survey your classmates: what did they "take away" from the speech?
9. What line or slogan might be memorable?
10. How did the news media cover it? Compare and contrast two or more versions (newspaper, radio, magazine,online news source, TV, etc.) Did they leave anything out?
11. Where might you go to read the entire transcript?
Frank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Abandoning it, though, is what Katie Salen hopes to do. Ms Salen is a games designer and a professor of design and technology at Parsons The New School for Design, in New York. She is also the moving spirit behind Quest to Learn, a new, taxpayer-funded school in that city which is about to open its doors to pupils who will never suffer the indignity of snoring through double French but will, rather, spend their entire days playing games.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Creativity and Aging through the Lens of Film is designed for college level classes (in aging studies, lifespan development, music, film, or media literacy classes). 5 lessons (each containing 4 short clips from popular and documentary films) explore what it means to be creative and how older adults exhibit creativity in a wide range of ways. Weblink: http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/Books_Creativity_Aging/index.php
Critical Thinking and Health: Nutrition and TV Commercials is designed for early elementary grades, and consists of lessons that each about the purpose of advertising (and TV commercials in particular), the types of tricks used in ads, lessons about cereal commercials and real fruit and juice vs. "fruit" snacks and drinks. Incorporating many examples of TV commercials for analysis along with short clips from the Consumer Reports videos "Buy Me That," these lessons reflect current health standards for the elementary grades. Weblinks:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Why don't comic book movies impact comic book sales? (Part 2)
Comic book movies do impact comic book sales(Part 3 of 3)
But what if kids aren’t just hanging out, but “geeking out.” “Geeking out” is the term used by the Digital Youth Media Project, a $50 million study funded by the MacArthur Foundation that concluded that digital media actually can teach kids a lot: technical skills, how to get along with other people, and how to maintain an online public identity. Some kids, the study says, take those skills a step further by geeking out, which is a mode of learning that is peer-driven, but focused on gaining deep knowledge and expertise in specific areas of interest.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This article, from the July/August issue of "Teaching
Exceptional Children," provides educators a six-step strategy to teach adolescents about visual literacy, or how to read images and think critically about what they see. This strategy is designed for students both without and with physical disabilities.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
9:30am-10:45am Media Literacy Made Easy:Integrating Media and Technology into an English Classroom
11:00-12:15pm News Literacy: Helping Students Learn to Read Between The Lines
12:30-1:45pm The English Classroom at Science Leadership Academy
2:30-3:45pm 21st Century Literacy Education: Report from the Media Ed Lab
4:00-5:15pm The Deep End of Engagement: Teaching Media Literacy with Graphic Novels
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
organizations were honored with Media Literacy Awards. A press release on those awards is due to be released soon. Renee Hobbs blogged about NAMLE president Sherri Hope Culver's welcome. David Kleeman also blogged about the talk.
I also presented Visual Literacy: Looking At Images In Journalism and Popular Culture. I have posted the PowerPoint here.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Note: the press release, surprisingly does not provide links to these documents, and finding them on the P21C website is like looking for a needle in a haystack. (I guess they don't care if anyone actually finds these documents) Here are the pertinent URLS:
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/21stcskillsmap_geog.pdf ; (media literacy on page 6)
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/21stcskillsmap_science.pdf ; (media literacy on page 8)
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
In related stories:
- Two young college students write "Twitterature: Classic Literature in Twenty Tweets or Less" to recreate classic literature in a micro-novel format.
- Two "Ulysees" enthusiasts have come up with the idea of recreating a chapter from "Ulysses" on Twitter.
-In this Washington Post story, one professor says that using Twitter in the classroom teaches students to write concisely.