Category Archives: Media Literacy

Genius Hour 2015: Photography

I’m especially excited about Genius Hour in our middle school for the spring semester.  I’ve been assigned to “facilitate” a photography group.  While I’ve always enjoyed taking photos, I’ve never formally studied and I expect to learn a lot from … Continue reading

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Infographics

“Information graphics, or infographics, are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge.  These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly…”  The Visual Teaching Alliance contends that 65% of the population are visual learners.  We have all used “visual aids” and, while … Continue reading

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Visual Lessons Learned

This week my students are putting the final touches on a public service announcement which they created for an upcoming advisory lesson focusing on “kindness”.  The idea for this activity was inspired by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.  This website … Continue reading

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Towards Media Literacy: Two Classroom Examples

Renee Hobbs, in Teaching Media Literacy:  Yo Are you Hip to This?, an article published by the Center for Media Literacy, states: “Media literacy includes reading and writing, speaking and listening, critical viewing, and the ability to make your own … Continue reading

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