This easy-to-use guide describes the Center for Media Literacy’s overall approach to media literacy, focusing primarily on media deconstruction. It provides definitions and basic theory on media literacy education. It is a basic primer on the Core Concepts of media literacy, as well as the Empowerment Spiral and questions for deconstruction, and close analysis techniques. Special questions for early childhood and for more advanced inquiry are also included.
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The Get REAL! Toolkit features interactive activities to think critically about the body image messages we see, hear and read in the digital media culture every day.
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.
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.
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.
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!).