Close Reading the Media Book

Close Reading the Media

  • Author : Frank Baker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315443027

Close Reading the Media Excerpt :

Teach middle school students to become savvy consumers of the TV, print, and online media bombarding them every day. In this timely book copublished by Routledge and MiddleWeb, media literacy expert Frank W. Baker offers thematic lessons for every month of the school year, so you can engage students in learning by having them analyze the real world around them. Students will learn to think critically about photos, advertisements, and other media and consider the intended purposes and messages. Topics include: Helping students detect fake news; Unraveling the messages in TV advertising; Looking at truth vs propaganda in political ads and debates; Revealing how big media influences the news we read; Understanding how pictures changed America during the Civil Rights Movement; Exploring the language of film and the symbols of costume design; Thinking about how media appeals to our emotions; Examining branding, product placement, and the role of celebrity; Reading and interpreting iconic news images; And much, much more! In addition, the book’s lesson plans contain connections to key standards and step-by-step activities you can use immediately. With this practical book, you’ll have all the tools and ideas you need to help today’s students successfully navigate their media-filled world.

Teaching Media Literacy Book

Teaching Media Literacy

  • Author : Belinha S. De Abreu
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-05-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838946121

Teaching Media Literacy Excerpt :

Inside, readers will find a wealth of intelligently crafted, ready-to-use lesson plans and activities designed to help promote critical thinking skills for K-12 students, making this a perfect teaching resource for school and public librarians, educators, and literacy instructors.

The Teacher  s Guide to Media Literacy Book

The Teacher s Guide to Media Literacy

  • Author : Cyndy Scheibe
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412997584

The Teacher s Guide to Media Literacy Excerpt :

The authors provide concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy education across the curriculum. A companion Website provides tools for analyzing all kinds of media.

Educating Media Literacy Book

Educating Media Literacy

  • Author : Allison T. Butler
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-10-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004416765

Educating Media Literacy Excerpt :

Educating Media Literacy argues that critical media literacy must be part of teacher education programs in order to strengthen students’ and teachers’ media literacy knowledge and to make public schools stronger in the face of neoliberalism.

Media Literacy Education in Action Book

Media Literacy Education in Action

  • Author : Belinha S. De Abreu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135123710

Media Literacy Education in Action Excerpt :

Media Literacy Education in Action brings together the field’s leading scholars and advocates to present a snapshot of the theoretical and conceptual development of media literacy education—what has influenced it, current trends, and ideas about its future. Featuring a mix of perspectives, it explores the divergent ways in which media literacy is connected to educational communities and academic areas in both local and global contexts. The volume is structured around seven themes: • Media Literacy: Past and Present • Digital Media and Learning • Global Perspectives • Public Spaces • Civic Activism • Policy and Digital Citizenship • Future Connections Compelling, well-organized, and authoritative, this one-stop resource for understanding more about media literacy education across disciplines, cultures, and divides offers the fresh outlook that is needed at this point in time. Globally, as more and more states and countries call for media literacy education more explicitly in their curriculum guidelines, educators are being required to teach media literacy in both elementary and secondary education contexts.

Fighting Fake News  Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age Book

Fighting Fake News Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age

  • Author : Brian Housand
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000492972

Fighting Fake News Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age Excerpt :

Educators have long struggled to teach students to be critical consumers of the information that they encounter. This struggle is exacerbated by the amount of information available thanks to the Internet and mobile devices. Students must learn how to determine whether or not the information they are accessing is reputable. Fighting Fake News! focuses on applying critical thinking skills in digital environments while also helping students and teachers to avoid information overload. According to a 2017 Pew Research report, we are now living in a world where 67% of people report that they get their “news” from social media. With the lessons and activities in this book, students will be challenged to look at the media they encounter daily to learn to deepen and extend their media literacy and critical thinking skills. Now more than ever, teachers need the instruction in Fighting Fake News! to teach students how to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information. Grades 4-6

Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy Book

Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy

  • Author : Danilo M. Baylen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319058375

Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy Excerpt :

This book focuses on how to effectively integrate the teaching and learning of visual and media literacies in K-12 and higher education. Not only does it address and review the elements and principles of visual design but also identifies, discusses and describes the value of media in learning diverse and challenging content across disciplines. Finally, this book provides a balanced treatment of how visual and media literacies support deep content learning, student engagement, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and production.

Discovering Media Literacy Book

Discovering Media Literacy

  • Author : Renee Hobbs
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452205632

Discovering Media Literacy Excerpt :

This is a book about literacy in the broadest and most inclusive sense of the word, a book about helping our students acquire the key competencies they need if they are to be effective communicators in today's increasingly digital and media-saturated world. The founders of the "Powerful Voices for Kids" program offer: ideas for promoting digital and media literacy through a variety of technology tools; strategies for activating critical-thinking skills when viewing symbolic forms; and staff development models you can use to set up your own digital and media literacy initiative.

Media Literacy in the K 12 Classroom Book

Media Literacy in the K 12 Classroom

  • Author : Frank W. Baker
  • Publisher : International Society for Technology in educ
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 1564843076

Media Literacy in the K 12 Classroom Excerpt :

"The average 8-18 year-old spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Unfortunately their minds are often "shut off" as they watch TV, surf the web, or listen to music. Help your students "tune in" so they can begin to analyze messages and understand techniques used to influence them. By incorporating media literacy into the curriculum you can teach your students to question marketing, recognize propaganda, and understand stereotypes, and you'll also be teaching them valuable critical thinking skills they need for a successful future.

The Handbook of Media Education Research Book

The Handbook of Media Education Research

  • Author : Divina Frau-Meigs
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-09-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119166894

The Handbook of Media Education Research Excerpt :

Over the past forty years, media education research has emerged as a historical, epistemological and practical field of study. Shifts in the field—along with radical transformations in media technologies, aesthetic forms, ownership models, and audience participation practices—have driven the application of new concepts and theories across a range of both school and non-school settings. The Handbook on Media Education Research is a unique exploration of the complex set of practices, theories, and tools of media research. Featuring contributions from a diverse range of internationally-recognized experts and practitioners, this timely volume discusses recent developments in the field in the context of related scholarship, public policy, formal and non-formal teaching and learning, and DIY and community practice. Offering a truly global perspective, the Handbook focuses on empirical work from Media and Information Literacy (MIL) practitioners from around the world. The book’s five parts explore global youth cultures and the media, trans-media learning, media literacy and scientific controversies, varying national approaches to media research, media education policies, and much more. A ground breaking resource on the concepts and theories of media research, this important book: Provides a diversity of views and experiences relevant to media literacy education research Features contributions from experts from a wide-range of countries including South Africa, Finland, India, Italy, Brazil, and many more Examines the history and future of media education in various international contexts Discusses the development and current state of media literacy education institutions and policies Addresses important contemporary issues such as social media use; datafication; digital privacy, rights, and divides; and global cultural practices. The Handbook of Media Education Research is an invaluable guide for researchers in the field, undergraduate and graduate students in media s

Media Literacy is Elementary Book

Media Literacy is Elementary

  • Author : Jeff Share
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 1433103923

Media Literacy is Elementary Excerpt :

This book provides a practical and theoretical look at how media education can make learning and teaching more meaningful and transformative. It explores the theoretical underpinnings of critical media literacy and analyzes a case study involving an elementary school that received a federal grant to integrate media literacy and the arts into the curriculum. The ideas and experiences of working teachers are analyzed through a critical media literacy framework that provides realistic challenges and hopeful examples and suggestions. The book is a valuable addition to any education course or teacher preparation program that wants to promote twenty-first century literacy skills, social justice, civic participation, media education, or critical technology use. Communications classes will find it useful as it explores and applies key concepts of cultural studies and media education.

Elementary Schoolers  Meet Media Literacy Book

Elementary Schoolers Meet Media Literacy

  • Author : Jim Wasserman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475842258

Elementary Schoolers Meet Media Literacy Excerpt :

In a world of media saturation, children today are not future consumers of information and goods, but targeted participants involved in a game in which they don’t know the rules or even that they are playing, yet one that will affect them throughout their lives. This teaching manual will help educators to not only introduce the concepts of economics, financial literacy, and media literacy to elementary students but supplies lessons designed to provide hands-on experiences recognizing, deconstructing, evaluating, and choosing for themselves whether to accept the tangible product or intangible message offered. The lessons help students to build a toolbox of analytical skills that they can carry with them and develop further throughout the rest of their lives to distinguish information from persuasion, from what people tell them they should believe to what the students, through critical thinking, decide is worthy of their belief.

Intermediality Book


  • Author : Ladislaus Semali
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429979354

Intermediality Excerpt :

With the ever-growing proliferation of electronic and other popular media, the complexity of relationship between what students see and hear, what they believe and how they interact with one another underscores now, more than ever, the need for across-the-curriculum teaching of critical thinking, critical reading, and critical viewing skills. The emerging consensus is that teaching critical viewing skills bolsters students' abilities in traditional disciplines, combats problems of youth apathy, violence, and substance abuse, and improves students', parents, and teachers' attitudes' toward school.Intermediality: Teachers' Handbook of Critical Media Literacy challenges the practice of teaching the classics and the canon of acceptable literary works far removed from students' experiences, with emphasis on learning environment over the presentation of any specific or specified content. The authors, Ladislaus Semali and Ann Watts Pailliotet, present literacy education as ?intermedial? in nature?it entails constructing connections among varying conceptions and sign systems. Reading printed texts requires more than simply decoding letters into words or sounds; it involves finding meaning, motive, structure, and affect. The same goes for reading the electronic text. The authors argue for the discourse of literacy to take up a critical stance by examining a whole wide array of texts that form the meaning-making process of the looming information age.Intermediality examines, extends, and synthesizes the existing literary definitions, texts, theories, processes, research and contexts. It brings into focus the possibilities of working with media texts to address questions adapted from linguists and literary educators. Thus, in this book, critical media literacy becomes a competency to read, interpret, and understand how meaning is made and derived from print, photographs and other electronic and graphic visuals.

Master the Media Book

Master the Media

  • Author : Julie Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-06-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0986155446

Master the Media Excerpt :

Can teaching media literacy really change the world? Researchers predict that, in 2015, the average American will spend more than fifteen hours every day listening, reading, clicking, and viewing media. Without question, television, films, radio, and music, the Internet, social media, news programs, and books and magazines are part of our daily lives. And while some claim that all of this media consumption is detrimental to society, the truth is it doesn't have to be. Times have changed. Technology connects us today in new and exciting ways. We have more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read. And, as Julie Smith explains in Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World, with that control comes a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume. Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, Master the Media explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. The point isn't to get kids to unplug; it's to help them make informed choices, understand the difference between truth and lies, and discern perception from reality. Critical thinking leads to smarter decisions-and it's why media literacy can save the world.