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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Geography Quizes

Dec 01, 2017


Interactive Quiz on Global Awareness

The New York Times Learning Network’s “Country of the Week” feature helps to build students’ geography skills. A weekly interactive quiz introduces students to a country via a recent video or photograph and then asks them to find that place on a map. The quiz then focuses on the demographics and culture of the country.

American Social History

Nov 15, 2017


Web Projects to Enhance Historical Thinking

The American Social History Project (ASHP) in the Center for Media Literacy at City University of New York has been at the forefront of history on the web since the mid-1990s, producing a variety of websites where teachers, students, and the general public can discover the past. The subjects range from revolutionary France to twenty-first century America and points in between.

Character Education

Oct 13, 2017


Character Education Version 2.0–Part I

You thought we needed character education before? Just wait.

We would like traditional character education to be so solid in its perspective that it can survive modern times without much modification. But the character education we have grown up with began during simpler, far less technological times. The reality is that the extreme nature of today’s technology is challenging the relevance of character education in its current form.

Art Techniques and Media

Oct 02, 2017


Process of Illustrating Children’s Books

Children’s Book Art: Techniques and Media examines the works of more than 65 artists’ materials and processes for creating illustrations in modern children’s book publishing.

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.


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