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Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth

Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth

[ 0 ] October 19, 2014

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 […]

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.

Jolls, Baker and McMahon honored

Jolls, Baker and McMahon honored

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013

An event was held in October 2013 in Madison, WI to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the National Telemedia Council. Another reception marking the event followed two months later in Los Angeles. At the events, three prominent educators were honored with the 2013 Jessie McCanse Award for Media Literacy. Frank W. Baker and Barrie McMahon […]

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.