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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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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.
Why media literacy?
Media literacy concepts
Text & Subtext
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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.
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.
The case studies show different ways that filmmaking was integrated into the academic context.
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.
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.
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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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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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.