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Teaching The Academy Awards

Teaching The Academy Awards

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

Our students LOVE the movies, and now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, NOW would be a great time to think about how to incorporate “the movies” into instruction.

Teachable Moment: Here Come The Weight Loss/Diet Ads

[ 0 ] January 12, 2014

An article published on Middleweb.com by Frank Baker which uses the new year weight loss/diet ad bombardment as another teachable moment for educators to infuse media literacy with their students. The piece includes a link to Frank’s Diet Ads website with resources and suggestions for teaching.

STEAM & Media Literacy

[ 0 ] January 12, 2014

Media educator Frank W. Baker helps educators see and make the connection between STEAM (science, technology,engineering, arts, and math) and both media literacy and media arts.

Using Pop Culture Magazines to Teach Visual/Media Literacy

Using Pop Culture Magazines to Teach Visual/Media Literacy

[ 0 ] October 10, 2013

Media educator Frank Baker likes to use magazines (like the ones you already have at school or at home) as engaging texts to teach both visual and media literacy. In this Middlweb column, he provides one example with some accompanying questions teachers might want to use to engage their students.

Teaching Media Literacy With Technology

Teaching Media Literacy With Technology

[ 0 ] September 26, 2013

Increasingly, K-12 educators are turning to technology as yet another way to engage students in media literacy education. Details are in this essay published in a recent issue of ISTE’s “Learning and Leading with Technology.”

Curriculum Kits: Media Constructions of Sustainability

Curriculum Kits: Media Constructions of Sustainability

[ 0 ] July 13, 2013

This free online curriculum kit from Project Look Sharp provides teachers, college faculty and community educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic and constructivist process of learning how sustainability has been presented in the media with a particular focus on issues related to food, water and agriculture.