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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.

Bush School

Bush School

[ 0 ] February 3, 2014

Mission Statement To spark in students of diverse talents and backgrounds a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities   Statement of Educational Philosophy Our students live in a world where the challenges are complex and multidimensional and which requires them to be talented problem solvers, clear and articulate thinkers, caring and skillful […]

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.

A FAIR(Y) Use Tale: Fair Use Video

A FAIR(Y) Use Tale: Fair Use Video

[ 0 ] January 12, 2014

Copy, Right? Bucknell University’s Eric Faden and his students created this amazing teaching tool that dramatically illustrates principles of copyright and fair use in action — entirely using Disney movie clips. It’s a great tool to make copyright law fun for any class (or adult!).

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.