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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Writing Prompts Infographics Videos

Sep 21, 2017


Web Seminar on Building Literacy Skills Through Visual Journalism

On September 27, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), two New York Times Learning Network editors, a Times video journalist, and a classroom teacher will host a free webinar entitled “Picture This: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills With New York Times Photos, Videos, and Infographics.”

Creating and Using Videos

Sep 21, 2017


Virtual Seminar on Creating and Using Videos for Language Teaching

On November 1, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET), TESOL will host a virtual seminar entitled “Creating & Using Videos for English Language Teaching.” With the increase of great videos from online sources such as MOOCs, TED, and YouTube channels, more and more educators and language learners are relying on video and audio as a source of language input.

Journalism Podcast

Sep 15, 2017


Adventure Podcast Instilling the Values of Journalism

Created by John Sheehan, a producer of NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified invites students to listen together as world-famous radio reporter Eleanor foils devious plots, outwits crafty villains, and goes after the “big story.”

Are we wired to believe fake news?

Sep 14, 2017


What’s the Real Problem with Fake News? We Are Wired to Believe It

In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.

Professional Learning

Aug 15, 2017


Courses Focusing on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement

KQED Learning has launched a new online hub with free professional learning courses and resources focused on media literacy and civic engagement in the digital world.


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