Teaching Students to Create Media Responsibly

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Today, teaching students to create media is not enough. Students must learn to create media responsibly. What does it mean to create media responsibly? According to Common Sense Media, teaching media literacy helps students to “Create media responsibly (by) Recognizing your own point of view, saying what you want to say how you want to … read more »


Teaching Contemporary Propaganda

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Propaganda is a word that usually brings to mind historic posters and speeches used to convey political messages, especially during wartime.  According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Propaganda is “Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” As educators, we need to recognize that … read more »


Teaching About Diversity in Media

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Diversity in media is all about recognizing that multiple perspectives should be present in media, and if they aren’t then seeking out more diverse perspectives is warranted. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” is a shining explanation of why diversity in media is a must and why we must not … read more »


10 Ideas for Teaching About Flag Day (even if you are out for the summer)

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Flag Day falls on June 14 and it provides opportunities for teaching about American history using the flag as a focal point. If your school is still in session, it is easy to find and plan lessons for Flag Day; however, with many schools on summer break, it is more difficult to reach out to … read more »


Blast Off to the End of a Successful School Year!

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The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter. Sally Ride Sometimes getting through to the end of a school year is difficult. You’ve used up your “bag of tricks” and students are losing their focus. Consider this as the perfect time to try something new. Let’s take a look at how to learn … read more »