Frank W. Baker brings the political races to the classroom with standards-based activities to help students understand the persuasive power of plentiful and often misleading political ads.
Campaign 2016 is in full swing and part of the “free media” is the appearance of a presidential candidate on the cover of a national magazine.
This FREE iTunes U course, designed for middle and high school students, teaches kids to use their mobile devices to create short video stories to address issues in their community.
Adolescents have a strong attraction to parody, says media literacy expert Frank Baker. Luckily the Common Core includes parody as a genre worthy of study.
Talking back with media is a powerful way to make your voice heard, but you need to do it critically. This means that you have to be thoughtful, not insulting or merely stating the obvious. You’ve got to make a point about something bigger – something that goes beyond the video itself. Learn how to do it in this short animated video tutorial.
Knowing how TV shows are funded can help students understand what is available to view. Advertising Age recently unveiled its annual Prime Time Ad Costs for 2015-2016.