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.
How can we encourage students to view programming actively, with “the thinking parts of their brains turned on”?