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Seeking the highest and best purpose of public education

February 13th, 2017|

bdpictures/flickr By Erin McNeill There’s a parable about filling a jar with rocks, pebbles and sand. If you fill the jar with the sand and pebbles first, you can’t get any rocks in. So you put the rocks in first, then the pebbles, the

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Using fake news to teach web credibility to middle school students

January 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

By Bob Thomas, Education Technology Specialist at Michael Driscoll School, a K-8 school in Brookline, Massachusetts Fake news has been a topic of great interest in the past few months. Recently, I took advantage of the phenomenon and t

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Let’s not let fake news get in the way of comprehensive media literacy education

January 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

By Erin McNeill So, fake news would be the issue that finally raised media literacy in the public consciousness. In the media literacy world, no one had predicted it. Some of us thought the public health issues would be the thing. Alth

Tribeworthy team creates a social network where everyone can practice media literacy

January 18th, 2017|

By Jared Fesler and Chase Palmieri As the founders of Tribeworthy – two business graduates and a software developer – we may seem an unlikely team to challenge the news media solutions being offered today. In fact, people keep asking,

The story of Radio Rookies curriculum: Lesson plans for teaching students to become makers

December 22nd, 2016|

By Kaari Pitkin, Senior Producer of Radio Rookies Corinne Bobb-Semple reporting her story in Brooklyn. In the ten years I’ve been Senior Producer of WNYC’s Peabody award-winning initiative, Radio Rookies, we’ve worked with hundreds o

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Fake News: Washington Post, Australia Public Radio, talk with MLN

December 15th, 2016|

The fake news phenomenon has sparked a lot of interest in media literacy solutions. That's the silver lining in what's otherwise a disappointing outcome of the power of internet communication tools. Media Literacy Now has been in the n

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Educators’ publication on media literacy and “fake news” quotes MLN board member

December 12th, 2016|

Source: Education Week Article makes clear teachers have high hurdles and not enough support to meet challenge 'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy From Education Week, Dec. 9, 2016, By Benjamin Herold: "Media li

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From The Quartz: ISIL videos imitate Hollywood and video games to win converts

December 1st, 2016|Tags: |

This chilling video on radical recruitment techniques will underline for you, in less than two minutes, just how important is universal media literacy. http://qz.com/578052 The Islamic State’s video recruiting campaigns have become inc

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Why Fox TV’s “Pitch” is so important and so cool

October 19th, 2016|

By Tamara Sobel (Hint: It's More Than Just a Show About Baseball...) If you got used to tuning in to Fox TV on Thursday nights at 9 p.m to watch "Scandal," you may have noticed a switch. With Kerry Washington and company moving to a di

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The Trump Show: Win or lose, Election Day may be merely the end of season one

October 18th, 2016|

Photo illustration: WorldArtsMe and Donald J. Trump campaign website gallery This post originally appeared in the column One Dog Barking at Citizen Cartwright By John Dineen If there’s one thing we all can agree on in this presidential

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Assessing a media literacy and digital citizenship curriculum

September 14th, 2016|

The following article originally appeared on Cyber Civics, a program Diana Graber created and teaches that is also being distributed to schools throughout the US and internationally. Reading this makes me think that today's young peopl

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Celebrating new Media Literacy law in Washington state

June 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

This year we saw our first major success when Media Literacy Now collaborated with Action for Media Education to enact a law in Washington state. We celebrated in June with an event near our HQ in Massachusetts. Claire Beach and her

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