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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.