Media literacy educator (and lifetime NAMLE member) Frank Baker wants “to help today’s media-saturated students realize the lengths that political consultants will go to get (and keep) our attention.
All of the Center for Media Literacy”s work has its roots in Media&Values magazine. As Media&Values evolved over its 15-year history during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, it documented many issues still important and relevant today, and grew from a potpourri of interesting tidbits to a publication with extensive editorial crafting as an educational resource. Media&Values is a direct reflection of the early days of media literacy in the United States, and it provided a foundation for a national movement.
Teaching Democracy: A Media Literacy Approach provides a model for critical media literacy, involving both media analysis and media production, that aims to deepen students’ ability to identify, analyze, and act upon issues in their community. Engagement with community concerns and giving voice to marginal or alternative points of view contributes to the public good and thus is an important act of democracy. This resource was originally developed by the Japanese American Museum in conjunction with the Center for Media Literacy’s staff, Elizabeth Thoman and Jeff Share.
This e-book by Tessa Jolls, the Center for Media Literacy’s president, is the first element published in the CML Trilogy of education resources titled Media Literacy: A System for Learning Anytime, Anywhere. It addresses the changing role of media librarians and principals in an educational setting where media literacy is central to students’ acquiring and applying content knowledge.
Resource Link: MediaLit Moments Description: MediaLit Moments are quick media literacy activities that create AHA moments in the classroom. Activities for deconstruction and construction included with the Center for Media […]
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 […]