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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.

Curriculum Kits: Media Constructions of Sustainability

Curriculum Kits: Media Constructions of Sustainability

[ 0 ] July 13, 2013

This free online curriculum kit from Project Look Sharp provides teachers, college faculty and community educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic and constructivist process of learning how sustainability has been presented in the media with a particular focus on issues related to food, water and agriculture.

Media Construction of Peace

Media Construction of Peace

[ 0 ] February 18, 2013

This kit provides teachers, college faculty and other educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic and constructivist process of learning how antiwar movements have been perceived by the people in the United States and how the U.S. media has constructed that public perception.

The Lyrical Music Project

The Lyrical Music Project

[ 0 ] December 1, 2012

The goal of this student-produced project and website is to provide a detailed lesson plan for teachers which aims to improve students’ evaluating skills in the fields of Music and English Language Arts through the use of music from the popular media culture. This site was created for a teacher preparation course- CI 2300: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age- that examines how emerging digital media and technologies are transforming our society and schools, as well as the implications these changes have for teaching and learning.

My Pop Studio

My Pop Studio

[ 0 ] October 18, 2012

My Pop Studio is a free online game that introduces children ages 9-14 to digital and media literacy, taking them “behind the scenes” to think critically about how media is created and to question the messages we see. Lesson plans and activities accompany the website and are available as free downloads to enhance the digital learning experience.

Copyright Criminals: Can you own a sound?

ITVS Community Classroom: Can You Own a Sound?

[ 0 ] April 25, 2010

Can You Own a Sound? This provocative question is raised in a new resource from Community Classroom: Four lesson plans and film modules for Copyright Criminals, a dynamic documentary from Independent Lens that explores the origins of sampling culture in hip-hop music, copyright, creativity, and technological change. This curriculum is an invaluable tool for teachers […]