Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another reason for media literacy education

NPR's recent story on the power and influence of advertising on the brain indicates how important critical thinking and questioning are when hearing, seeing and experiencing ads.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media and Digital Literacies

A commentary published by Education Week, co-authored by Rick Beach and Frank Baker--members of the NCTE Media &  Digital Literacies Collaborative.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Top 10 Movies Based On Kids' Books

Films adapted from popular books have always found a place in the classroom.  This list, published online by TIME Magazine, takes a look at 10 of them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

English Classes Use Facebook, Social Media to Teach Writing

The growth of social media and online publishing tools has helped innovative teachers align curriculum and instruction with new technology. (details at