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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

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.

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.”


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