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Announcing new advocacy tool: Scope and Sequence

October 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

One of our primary objectives at MLN is to provide tools for advocates to educate policymakers at all levels about Media Literacy – what it is, and the solutions it offers. This sample scope and sequence is intended to be used as such

You are being manipulated! The Propaganda Game teaches you HOW (and how to avoid it)

October 1st, 2018|

  By Layman (Buzz) Allen, president, Accelerated Learning Foundation We're all exposed to propaganda techniques every day: from politics and advertising to peer pressure and personal relationships – whenever someone tries to influ

An anti-social social networking site that could promote media literacy

August 27th, 2018|

Our blogger, Julia Bell, has a recommendation for a site that can help you clear your bookmarks, and your head... By Julia Bell After I realized I was forgetting some excellent online journalism I was reading, I started copying links o

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Social Good startup seeks teachers for pilot to measure Media Literacy

July 28th, 2018|

A message from John Pettus, Founder and CEO of Fiskkit: Fiskkit is a social good startup elevating our public discourse by allowing readers of online articles comment on individual sentences and tag them for facts and logic. This fall,

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Bosnia and Herzegovina educators launch Media Literacy association

July 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

This guest post come from our allies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, teachers and journalists, who are seeking funding for the association and to bring their program to classrooms. BE MEDIA LITERATE. BE COOL! By Ana Galić Media Literacy is

Media observations: Groping is funny! Also, sexist abusers in Hollywood victimize all of us

January 25th, 2018|

By Erin McNeill, Founder, Media Literacy Now Just weeks after Al Franken announced he would resign his Senate seat for his groping ways, a Boston gynecological surgeon thought it would be funny to include in his presentation to a roomf

Health class requires Media Literacy, too

January 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Teaching Media Literacy skills has been proven to strengthen many aspects of health education; research has proven better decision-making around alcohol, drug, and tobacco use when students' health education includes Media Literacy cri

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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,

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