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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.

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.