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Center for Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture. Check out the CML MediaLit Kit! NEW resources available... Media Literacy: A System for Learning AnyTime, AnyWhere...This is an ideal resource for administrators and staff who want to implement a comprehensive and systematic media literacy program in their district or school with a research-based framework. Media Literacy: A System for Learning has three parts: Change Management, Deconstruction, and Critical Construction.

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Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting Craig Silverman is the founder of Emergent, a real-time rumor tracker and debunker. He was a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and is a leading expert on media errors, accuracy and verification. Craig is also the founder and editor of Regret the Error, a blog about media accuracy and the discipline of verification that is now a part of the Poynter Institute. Visual Literacy & the Internet Visual Literacy is not a new concept. As a matter of fact it was concept given a name in 1969 by writer and educator John L. Debes. To put it simply, visual literacy is defined as the ability to make meaning from what we see.

Argument and Evidence Made Easy! By Erik Palmer I bet you have noticed that some of our favorite writing prompts are losing favor. “What I Did Last Summer” and “My Funniest Moment” narratives are being pushed aside. We are being asked to focus on informative, expository, and argumentative writing. Many teachers are resistant, but I think it will be good for students. We stress different genres in reading; we should teach different genres of writing. Edtech541 web page Glogster: Intellectual Freedom: Art, Music, & PE In today’s global society, cultural acceptance is key to preventing censorship by protecting intellectual freedom rights to include freedom of ideas, freedom of speech, and the freedom to seek information. This activity will allow students to learn about the arts from other cultures and help them understand the need for tolerance in our diverse world. After exploring all resources linked to Glogster: Intellectual Freedom: Select three countries you would like to research further from the “Three countries You Ought to Know About” videos.Create your own Glog with information about your three countries.Include at least one link to resources representing: art, music, and dance or sports for each of your three countries.Add at least one audio or video for each country.Your Glog will include at least nine links with one link for each country representing art, music, and dance or sports.

MEDIA LITERACY 101: Section IV Web pages, video games, newspapers, TV commercials, movies, and other media are all carefully put together, or "constructed," to achieve a specific result. Media makers have a variety of "construction tools" they can use to build a movie, magazine, or multimedia Web page. Each of these tools can be used to elicit a particular reaction from the audience: to make you laugh or cry, to capture your attention, to make you think, to scare you or excite you, to tempt you to buy something, or vote for someone. For motion media like television and movies, these tools include the script, actors, sets, lighting, music, camera angles, editing, and special effects. : News, Information and Media Literacy The onset of the digital age forever changed the way readers interact with news and the way that journalists do journalism. Now that more data is produced in a single second that can possibly be consumed in a lifetime, the need for news literacy has never been more important. Simply put, news literacy is the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports and information sources. As 21st Century citizens, we must know what is in the news we consume — where to get the news, what to do with it and how to make news of our own.

Visual Rhetoric This section of the OWL discusses the use of rhetorical theory and rhetoric as it relates to visuals and design. "Visual rhetoric" has been used to mean anything from the use of images as argument, to the arrangement of elements on a page for rhetorical effect, to the use of typography (fonts), and more. While we cannot hope to cover these and many other topics in depth in this resource, it will be possible for us to look at some of the common visual rhetoric problems encountered by student writers: the text elements of a page (including font choices), the use of visuals (including photographs, illustrations, and charts and graphs), and the role of overall design in composing a page rhetorically. Note: Much of the current use of "visual rhetoric" is directed at analyzing images and other visuals that already exist. This handout is meant to help you generate visual material.

Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number of nominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year. With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy.

Technology and Media Parenting MediaWise Kids Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed in the ever-changing, ever-growing worlds of technology and media? Most parents today work hard to find a proper balance between keeping up, and staying ahead of the kids. Social Media Superstar Finalists Announced! Acknowledging the role social media plays in school library promotion, AASL has launched a new recognition program – Social Media Superstars. Nominated and endorsed by their peers, the program will recognize school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration widely via a variety of social media channels. After an open nomination period, the Social Media Recognition Task Force is proud to announce the following finalists in each category. Through April 14, members of the school library community and the public are invited to post endorsements of their personal superstar by leaving a comment on each category’s post. After April 14, the Social Media Recognition Task Force will consider the endorsements and the original nominations and select an overall Superstar for each category. Superstars will be announced during a live webcast on Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m.

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