Resource Link: MediaLit Moments Description: MediaLit Moments are quick media literacy activities that create AHA moments in the classroom. Activities for deconstruction and construction included with the Center for Media Literacy’s basic framework for inquiry, called Q/TIPS, for reference. Resource submitted by NAMLE Member Center for Media Literacy A pioneer in its field, the Center […]
Resource Link: Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth Description: If politicians have a “license to lie” in campaign advertising, how are our students going to know who and what to believe? Critical thinking skills, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker, who shares insights and resources tied to Common Core and social studies standards. Resource […]
This easy-to-use guide describes the Center for Media Literacy’s overall approach to media literacy, focusing primarily on media deconstruction. It provides definitions and basic theory on media literacy education. It is a basic primer on the Core Concepts of media literacy, as well as the Empowerment Spiral and questions for deconstruction, and close analysis techniques. Special questions for early childhood and for more advanced inquiry are also included.
This e-book by the Center for Media Literacy’s president, Tessa Jolls, describes the role of media literacy in 21st century education, and features CML’s framework for media literacy addressing both construction and deconstruction through a process of inquiry related to the Core Concepts of media literacy. The e-book is part of CML’s Trilogy called Media Literacy: A System for AnyTime, AnyWhere Learning.
The Project SMARTArt case study documents a three-year Federal Grant Program at Leo Politi Elementary School in Los Angeles. The purpose of the program was to train teachers to integrate media literacy and the arts into English Language Arts and English as a Second Language (ELD) curricula. Lesson examples are provided as well as a detailed description of the program implementation.
This month, Emily Bailin of the NAMLE’s Student Leadership Council, interviewed Ethan Delavan, the new Director of Technology at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington. Delavan oversees not only technical infrastructure, support and training, but also the library and technology-related curriculum development. Part of Ethan’s job at Bush is to analyze existing media, information and […]