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Ciccone, Michelle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Digital conversation spaces have the potential to generate powerful collective intelligence, but only when users are thoughtful, reflective, and have experience interacting with diverse ideas. To be able to engage in online conversational spaces in this way, though, is not inherent or natural: it must be practiced. This article will argue that it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
Clayton, Kara; Murphy, Amanda – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Smartphones are regular classroom accessories. Educators should work with children to understand the capacity of smartphones for learning and civic engagement, rather than being a classroom distraction. This research supports a collaborative project the authors engaged in with students in two states to discover what the perception of smartphone…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
Mahoney, Kerrigan R.; Khwaja, Tehmina – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Students graduating from K-12 education need media literacy skills to engage, participate, and learn in a world in which literacy must keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. Given the significant roles school administrators play in providing leadership and vision to their schools, this narrative study addresses the research question: What…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jolls, Tessa; Wilson, Carolyn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
"New media" does not change the essence of what media literacy is, nor does it affect its ongoing importance in society. Len Masterman, a UK-based professor, published his ground-breaking books in the 1980's and laid the foundation for media literacy to be taught to elementary and secondary students in a systematic way that is…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Media Literacy, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Schmidt, Hans C. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This study of media literacy education at all levels of the educational system considered faculty perceptions of student media literacy competencies, the extent to which media literacy is addressed in class, and the extent to which faculty members consider media literacy education to be important. Data suggest that despite the research and policy…
Descriptors: Faculty, Literacy Education, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fleming, Laura – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
The proliferation of digital and networking technologies enables us to rethink, restructure, and redefine teaching and learning. Transmedia storytelling takes advantage of the rapid convergence of media and allows teachers and learners to participate in rich virtual (and physical) environments that have been shown to foster students' real…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Multimedia Materials, Story Telling, Media Literacy
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Berkowitz, Drew Emanuel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
This article discusses how online fanfiction communities, their members, and their literacy practices are portrayed within popular and news media discourses. Many media literacy scholars believe these youth media subcultures practice complex and sophisticated forms of "new media" literacy. However, when educators attempt to incorporate…
Descriptors: Subcultures, Literacy Education, Media Literacy, News Media
Torrent, Jordi – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Media Literacy Education has definitely come a long way. The author remembers mentioning Media Literacy at a Prix Jeunesse presentation in New York City in the early-mid 1990s-- all the participants looked at him as a weirdo and politely ignored his comment on the necessity for TV producers to include or at least reflect upon media…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media Role
Hobbs, Renee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
This essay reviews the progress achieved in media literacy education over the past decade and emphasizes the importance of assessment, interdisciplinarity in furthering developing the field. The author says that it's nearly impossible to predict what may be possible for the future of the field over the next 10 years. In another publication, she…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Opportunities, Interdisciplinary Approach
Daunic, Rhys – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
When the author started working with teachers and students on classroom multimedia productions a little over 10 years ago, he had not yet encountered the term "media literacy", nor did he realize he had joined a long standing international movement of media literacy educators. Serendipitous exposure to "old-media" texts by Neil Postman and Noam…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Video Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Editing
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Hobbs, Renee; Jensen, Amy – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2009
Media literacy education in the United States is actively focused on the instructional methods and pedagogy of media literacy, integrating theoretical and critical frameworks rising from constructivist learning theory, media studies and cultural studies scholarship. This work has arisen from a legacy of media and technology use in education…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Scheibe, Cynthia – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2009
The growing time pressure that teachers face actually comes in two forms, both of which need to be resolved successfully in order for media literacy education to gain a real foothold in U.S. schools. First, teachers constantly face the challenge of trying to fit all of the content and engaging activities into the school day and school year,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Staff Development, Student Educational Objectives, Curriculum Development