Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Do Teachers STILL Need To Be Told How to Use Film In The Classroom?

Apparently so.  Writing in Edutopia, this teacher (and education journalist) provides some common-sense tips on using film in the classroom.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Why We Should Care About Media Literacy

A blogger for Education Week interviews Frank Baker about the importance of media literacy in life and in education.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Importance of Media Literacy

An education blogger for Education Week finds that media and information literacy are two of the most important skills today's young people need to have and learn.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Teaching Persuasive Writing/Awareness Using Spam Emails

A UK teacher writes: "As an English teacher, it was important to zoom in on the persuasive language techniques used in spam emails. By the end of the unit pupils could tell you that spam emails use terms of endearment to hook in the recipient, include hyperlinks to news articles to make their stories more plausible, describe accidents or impending threats to generate sympathy, and specify tight deadlines to make the deal seem juicier."

Monday, July 16, 2012

■Social media enhances classroom interaction, communication

Jonathan Golding, a University of Kentucky psychology professor, in this blog post shares his experiences using Facebook to create a sense of community in large classes. Facebook changed the rules of communication in his class, Golding writes, by creating interaction among students and by providing him with a way to communicate with students outside of class. "Also, for the first time with my large class, I had a similar sense of community as I have enjoyed when teaching a small class," Golding writes.

Sunday, July 15, 2012