Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect with me on Flickr

Tag: "Frank Baker"

Frank Baker and Kara Clayton at Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference in 2013

Michigan Conference Features NAMLE Media Educators

[ 0 ] October 9, 2013

NAMLE members Frank Baker and Kara Clayton were featured presenters October 4 at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English’s annual conference held at the Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. The theme of the one-day conference was “Media and Cultural Literacy in the 21st Century:  Transforming English Language Arts while […]

Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for "To Kill A Mockingbird" Courtroom Scene

Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene

[ 0 ] January 11, 2013

Resource Links: Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene Description Considering that the new Common Core ELA standards make a direct reference to choices made by a film director, here is an activity that challenges students to create the “floor plan” of a pivotal scene from “To Kill A […]

Film Analysis: NCTE 2012, Slideshare Presentation

Film Analysis: NCTE 2012, Slideshare Presentation

[ 0 ] December 1, 2012

On Friday November 16, Frank Baker joined fellow media educators Faith Rogow and Cyndy Scheibe on a panel at the NCTE 2012 conference entitled “Visual Literacy: Reading For Meaning in a Multimedia World.” Frank’s part of the panel was an introduction to film analysis. Since many of you teach film, and many more were not able to attend, he has uploaded his presentation to share.

Buy Me That: A Toy Advertising/Media Literacy Lesson Plan

Buy Me That: A Toy Advertising/Media Literacy Lesson Plan

[ 0 ] November 12, 2012

In 1990, HBO, in a collaboration with Consumer Reports Television, aired the first of three half-hour specials about children and advertising. The programs pulled back the curtain on many of the techniques and tricks used in TV commercials. Since the programs were clearly teaching “media literacy,” they became popular with teachers and media educators alike.

Fake Hurricane Photos Spread Like Wildfire

Fake Hurricane Photos Spread Like Wildfire

[ 0 ] November 12, 2012

While fake and digitally altered images of the hurricane make their way onto the Internet, and spread by Twitter, it’s more important than ever that we teach our students about “visual literacy” and how to question and challenge images.

The Art of Creating The Persuasive Presidential Campaign Commercial

The Art of Creating The Persuasive Presidential Campaign Commercial

[ 0 ] October 23, 2012

An essay on the constructed nature of Campaign 2012 political ads, with background, links to an Obama ad, deconstruction of same, and recommendations for teacher/educators.