Everyone is focused on meeting the Common Core State Standards. Hop aboard the Media Literacy Education Tour, a workshop that will show the how inquiry-based media literacy education can be your ticket to student engagement and achievement of the ELA standards. Your Tour Guides for this adventure are Faith Rogow & Vanessa Domine, both veteran [...]
Author Page for Cathy Leogrande
Cathy Leogrande is an Associate Professor of Education at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit institution in Syracuse, NY. Her research and teaching is focused on effective teaching of new literacies to adolescents with diverse learning needs. Specific projects and courses include video games, comics & graphic novels, social media, participatory culture, popular culture, transmedia storytelling, multigenre texts, and alternate reality games.
In the November 2011 issue of Kappan, Deborah L. Linebarger (email@example.com), Director of the Children’s Media Lab at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (pp.62-65) compiles previous and current research, including a number of recent, large-scale research projects, that confirms television’s value in teaching rudimentary concepts to children, especiall those from low-income homes. She [...]
The documentary film Miss Representation, which premiered last year at Sundance illustrates the rampant extent of gender biases in American culture. Miss Representation brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news and entertainment to give audiences an inside look at the media’s message and depiction of women. The film explores women’s under-representation [...]
The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University brought back a number of alumni to examine football in terms of marketing, advertising and broadcasting and the intersections of different fields in The NFL: 1st and the Next 10. The academic and professional discussion about the future of America’s favorite sport and most powerful entertainment [...]
Elana Leoni is Edutopia’s Social Media Marketing Manager. Last week, in the wake of the passing of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, she recommended following in the steps of schools around the country that have embraced Steve’s passion and dedication to innovation. Whether you’re a Mac or PC person, there’s no doubt that Steve Jobs has [...]
MOBILITYSHIFTS: an International Future of Learning Summit kicks off today. This weeklong summit brings together education and technology visionaries to imagine the future of learning. From October 10-16, The New School in Mahattan sponsors the event, which includes a conference, workshops, a science fair, performances, and exhibitions focused on the changing landscape of learning using digital [...]