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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

3D Science Apps

Apr 15, 2019

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3D Animated Content in Science and Mathematics

Developed by Designmate for iOS devices, the Eureka.in-NSES app enables students of different age ranges and with diverse interests, abilities, and experiences to achieve scientific and mathematical excellence even in abstract concepts such as the Structure of DNA, Complex Physical Laws, or Intricate Chemical Bonds.

Digital Storytelling

Mar 15, 2019

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Platform to Create Digital Stories

Encyclopedia Britannica’s LumieLabs uses video creation and digital storytelling to harness students’ passion and natural engagement with media. Featuring millions of royalty-free clips, editing tools, and personalized, project-based video lessons, the platform enables students to tell digital stories that combine footage, images, music, text, and a narrative voice.

important women history

Mar 15, 2019

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Teaching Tools for Celebrating Women’s History

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Congress’s passing a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. NewseumED offers free online resources to explore the history and struggles of the suffrage movement—from artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video recounting Susan B. Anthony’s arrest for voting to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality.

Mar 01, 2019

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Online Course Focusing on News Literacy Skills

Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project (NLP) helps students and teachers discern fact from fiction in the digital age. In May 2016, the project launched Checkology, an online interactive course that helps students understand and appreciate the role of the press, introduces them to different types of news—from entertainment to opinion to branded content—and teaches them the critical thinking skills they’ll need to spot misinformation.

Captioned Media Improves Literacy

Feb 15, 2019

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SPOTLIGHT! On Using Captioned Media to Improve Literacy

Described and Captioned Media Program’s (DCMP) Read Captions Across America (RCAA) is the first national reading event to put emphasis on the importance of captioned media as a reading tool for all children, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Thousands of students have participated in this event since its inauguration in 2006. Teachers can order a free RCAA kit, learn more about how captioning improves literacy, and find great ideas from teachers and parents on the RCAA website.

Educators can also use these captioned media resources from DCMP to celebrate Black History Month (February) and Presidents Day (February 18)—and throughout the year.

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