media literacy

As a new doc student, you find yourself repeatedly answering the versions of the same two questions. Question 1: How long will it take to complete your program? A:  I’m not sure. Unlike going to law school or medical school, which is completed in a set number of years, a Ph.D. requires several years of coursework plus a dissertation, or original research project. The variables inherent in any...
 Urban Word poet David Fasanya stands on top of his verses at the NY Public Library on November 19, 2012. This Words on Walls events featured poems that raised voter awareness and the importance of civic engagement. Urban Word NYC, along with partners City Lore and Bowery Arts & Science, recently culminated the first year of the NY Community Trust/Hive-supported WORDS ON WALLS program, during...
 by Chelsea Geier, Nick Bonnet, and Fairon Bleam When thinking about the question of what literacy is, it is important to define the elements of the “traditionally” literate student. Literacy has for a long time meant “the ability to read and write." Technically, this encompasses 4 main elements for reading and writing skills: Phonology: the ability to recognize and reproduce speech sounds....
This collection pulls together the research by Josyln Young. Young "wanted to figure out more about what teaching, learning, and pedagogy look like beyond the classroom" and studied young producers at the Philadelphia Student Union and Chester Voices for Change and how they learn and master skills in media production.
We don't just teach humanity through Hip Hop, we create humanitarians "Kids Helping Kids; a Hip Hop Experience" is a youth program that teaches HUMANITY through HIP HOP. We educate youth on global, national and local issues and provide them the opportunity to have a voice through music. This is done through our organization Hip Hop Saves Lives (HHSL).  Our process goes as follows: First, we...
Henry Jenkins is a well-known scholar of new media and participatory culture studies. In Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom - a recent book, co-published by the National Writing Project and Teachers College Press - he discusses an experiment to develop a new curriculum for middle and high school English classrooms, one that allows for the integration...
hacktivity.png Mozilla Webmaker is in the process of creating Teaching Kits for each of our software tools and for a variety of event types. The kits contain information on the Mozilla Webmaker initiative as a whole, specific information on the particular tool and event format that the teaching kit is for, and then modular content that allows a facilitator to pick...
Nearly 30 educators from the Las Vegas area along with national colleagues from as far afield as Round Rock, Texas; Conway, Arkansas; and the Tar River area of North Carolina gathered on Friday, November 16 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus for a workshop introducing a newly created digital design curriculum.  Co-hosted by the Southern Nevada Writing Project, the National Writing...
John Jones, assistant professor of professional writing and editing at West Virginia University, presents some fascinating thoughts about the changing nature of writing in his summer blog posts at DMLcentral. In "The Challenge of Teaching Networked Writing," Jones argues that the daily writing practices of students should have a place in the writing classroom. He refers to this writing as ...
Those of you familiar with Common Sense Media may have heard some buzz in social networks recently about their new Learning Ratings Initiative for Digital Media. For many years now, Common Sense Media has been the go-to source for parents and families to find unbiased ratings and reviews of all types of media, including movies, books, apps, websites, and more. When I was in the classroom, I often...

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