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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 […]

News photo of Obama used in close reading activity

Close reading: visual literacy through photography

[ 0 ] September 7, 2014

Resource Link: Close reading: visual literacy through photography Description: Frank W. Baker demonstrates a close reading of a photo (right), and provides questions teachers may use to facilitate critical analysis of the image by students.     Resource submitted by NAMLE Lifetime Member Frank W. Baker Frank W. Baker is a media literacy education consultant and […]

The Meta Picture: Same photo, Different Angle

The Meta Picture: Same photo, Different Angle

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

Resource Link: What Happens When A Photographer Takes The Same Photo From A Different Angle? The Camera Always Lies (related article) Description: You’ve probably already seen the world’s most famous landmarks through photos that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. Here’s what happens when the photo is taken from another angle. Resource submitted […]

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.

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.