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Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem

Dr. Peter DeBenedittis is dedicated to creating a cultural revolution around media.This website contains research, information and educational materials about how media literacy is used for science-based prevention and internet safety.

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Research
• Special reports
• Alcohol Toys
• PeterD’s Papers
• Links & Resources

Client Services
• Book a Speaker
• Meeting Planners’ Page
• Presentation samples
• Speaker’s Calendar
• PeterD
• Rate Sheet
• Client List
• Request Demo Tape

Venues & Topics
• Conferences & Keynotes
• Workshops & Training
• College LEctures
• Middle & High Schools
• Internet Safety & Cyberbullying
• Tobacco Prevention
• Underage & Binge Drinking
• Body Image & Eating Disorders
• Parenting
• Violence Prevention
• Nutrition & Obesity Prevention
• Self Esteem & Sexuality
• Social Norms

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Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard explains how "stuff" or waste affects our communities at home and abroad. "The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world." The video can be divided into chapters, explains concepts with simple examples and in a humorous way.

The New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Media literacy - the ability to critically consume and create media - is an essential skill in today's world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

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Why media literacy?
Media literacy concepts
Text & Subtext
The language of persuasion
Deconstructing media
Deconstruction gallery
Creating counter-ads
Looking beyond the frame
Making media
Independent media
Taking action
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Citizens for Media Literacy

Citizens for Media Literacy is a non-profit, public-interest organization linking media literacy with the concepts and practices of citizenship.

A major project of CML is the Mountain Area Information Network. MAIN is a nonprofit community network using integrated media technologies to expand the local public sphere.

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Citizens for Media Literacy (CML)

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Project Look Sharp

An initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools.

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Case studies

The case studies show different ways that filmmaking was integrated into the academic context.

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Genesis and Genre - Since film was a core part of the module, students spent a considerable part of their classroom time studying films and learning about filmmaking. They worked in groups to produce short dramatised sections of novels and plays by Galdós.

Understanding Law II - Students were asked to make a group-based presentation in an electronic format of their choice - video, podcast, screencast or a combination. Students had a two-hour workshop on shooting and editing, then worked independently.

Architecture - Post-graduate architecture students were offered the opportunity to use filmmaking as part of a large final project. They worked with a Norwegian filmmaker and had professional help in the form of 'master-classes' from Sheffield based filmmakers, then went on to make their own films.

Filming Shakespeare - Students were encouraged to creatively interpret a section of a Shakespeare play. Working in groups they storyboarded, directed and edited, with the support of a film crew.

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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2007

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4 case studies

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Teaching Media Literacy

This website is designed to support the book Teachingmedialiteracy.com: A Web-Linked Guide to Resources and Activities. In the book, links are cited according to a numbering system by chapter and topic.

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Chapter 1: Goals and curriculum frameworks for media literacy instruction
Chapter 2: Uses of new media in media education
Chapter 3: Film techniques
Chapter 4: Critical approaches to responding to media texts
Chapter 5: Studying media representations
Chapter 6: Media ethnography
Chapter 7: Film, television & music genres
Chapter 8: Studying advertising
Chapter 9: Studying the news
Chapter 10: Integrating media into the English curriculum

Learning Games - Games about learning or learning about games?

This is a blog about games, learning and both combined

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Categories:
* Assessment
* Attention
* Augmented Reality
* Call for Papers
* Call for Research Proposals
* CCK09
* Communication
* conferences
* Digital Natives
* Education
* Game Development
* Game Development Based Learning
* Games Based Learning
* Gaming Addiction
* Learning
* Math
* Metaplace
* Mobile
* Moodle
* Multi-tasking
* Net Generation
* OLPC
* Physics
* Plagiarism
* Play
* Pop Culture
* Second Life
* Second Life Blogs
* Sloodle
* Social Networking
* Students
* Teaching
* Technology
* Twitch Speed
* Uncategorized
* Virtual Worlds

Media Smart

Media Smart develops and provides, free of charge and on request, educational materials to primary schools that teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.
Our materials use real examples of advertising to teach core media literacy skills.

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Kids
• About us
• Games
• House Hippo
• Quiz
• What do you think?
• Downloads

Parents
• Media Glossary
• Media literacy and your child
• Tell us what you think

Teachers
• Our materials
• Media literacy skills & curriculum links
• Order our materials
• Evaluation Research
• Feedback

About
• Media literacy core skills and learning objectives
• Key documents on media literacy
• Expert group
• Our research
• Supporters
• What others say about us
• Take up in schools
• Facts and figures
• Reviews
• Watch our infomercial
• FAQs
• Contact us

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Educational Video Center

The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

The center also organises a Youth-Powered Video Film Festival.

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