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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Letters to the President

Apr 15, 2016


Give Students a Voice in the 2016 Election

Letters to the Next President 2.0 engages and connects youth aged 13–18, as they research, write, and make media to voice their opinions on issues that matter to them in the upcoming election. Throughout the spring, KQED Education will host a series of multimedia skill-building activities, called Media Makes, for teachers and students to practice digital media making that facilitates dialogue around critical issues in this election.

Influential Women in History

Mar 15, 2016


Celebrate Extraordinary and Ordinary Women Throughout History

From artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video on Susan B. Anthony’s arrest to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality, NewseumED is a source for lesson plans and activities that can be used to observe Women’s History Month in March—and all year long.

Create Comics

Feb 15, 2016


Become a Comic Superhero

Available from Seedling USA, Seedling Comic Studio is a free iOS tool for creating comics/graphic stories. Students can make one-frame or an entire multipage book combining photographs from their camera or camera roll, cutouts, speech bubbles, free-form text, filters, backgrounds, and stickers.

Civil Rights Movement

Feb 15, 2016


Delve into the Narrative of America’s Past

Making a Change, a learning module from Newseum Digital Classroom, explores how the First Amendment shaped the civil rights movement. Students can delve into hundreds of historical newspapers, videos, photographs, and more to find out how the five freedoms empowered people fighting for change—and those fighting against it.

Jan 04, 2016


Become a Digital Innovator

PBS has announced its fourth annual Digital Innovators program for tech-savvy educators. The program recognizes K–12 educators nationwide who are incorporating digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.


Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media


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