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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Flocabulary Year in Rap Contest

Jan 04, 2017


Rap Writing Contest

The New York Times Learning Network is sponsoring Flocabulary’s Year in Rap writing contest to ring in the new year. Students aged 13–19 are encouraged to write a rap that highlights the year’s biggest news stories.

C-SPAN Classroom Fake News

Jan 04, 2017


Lesson on the Influence of Fake News

C-SPAN Classroom has a new lesson plan that is timely given the recent discussions about fake news stories created and shared through social media. Media Literacy & Fake News is a free lesson plan based on five C-SPAN videos featuring authors and other experts talking about the role of media in influencing how people think about political topics.

Photography Challenge

Jan 04, 2017


Media-Making Challenge

Do you want to learn how to take better photos? Take a few minutes each day to snap some pictures that will help you bring this production technique into your classroom in 2017. Grab your smartphone and follow the daily challenges on KQED Learning’s website to increase your media-making skills.

Center for News Literacy Ripped from the Headlines

Jan 04, 2017


Literacy Lessons Based on the News

The Center for News Literacy in Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism has established the Digital Resources Center, which features “Ripped from the Headlines”—literacy lessons, based on the latest news, ready to use in class.

Nov 15, 2016


Creativity Video Contest

Next Vista for Learning invites teachers to enter its Soaring Creativity educational video contest. To participate, teachers need to put a little creativity into a video teaching any concept that might be encountered in elementary, middle, or high school, and keep the length to 90 seconds or less.


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