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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Writing Prompts Infographics Videos

Sep 21, 2017

Entry

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.”

Journalism Podcast

Sep 15, 2017

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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.”

Are we wired to believe fake news?

Sep 14, 2017

Blog

What’s the Real Problem with Fake News? We Are Wired to Believe It

In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.

Professional Learning

Aug 15, 2017

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Courses Focusing on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement

KQED Learning has launched a new online hub with free professional learning courses and resources focused on media literacy and civic engagement in the digital world.

Take control of your professional development.

Jun 23, 2017

Blog

Taking Control of Your Professional Development

The days of sitting in one-size-fits-all professional meetings are dwindling. Whole day, large group professional development sessions are being replaced with technology-infused collaboration ripe for lifelong learning. For me, the best part of this shift in professional learning is the ability to focus on the topics that interest me the most.

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