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Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration

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“We use cereal boxes which hang in the library to identify the different aspects used to sell to adults vs children…”

For Your Consideration: ‘Life of Pi,’ the Oscars, and How to Persuade the Media

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Why is the case so strenuously made for a potential Best Picture win for ‘Life of Pi’?

Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips

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The limitations of most Comics Creation software are actually strengths when it comes to learning about media and enhancing critical thinking skills…

As We Honor Veterans, a Film to Look Out For and Questions to Ask

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Oral history, digital storytelling, critical evaluation of documentaries, fiction vs. non-fiction, and debunking stereotypes… Veterans Day offers all this and more.

Digital and Media Literacies at the NCTE Annual Convention

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A handy list of all the NCTE session that are specifically sponsored by the Media and Digital Literacies Collaborative…

Book Giveaway: Totally MAD — 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity

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Is this the media literacy book of the year? A case could definitely be made…

‘The Dark Knight Returns’: Some Critical Thinking Questions

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Here are some questions you can ask fans — questions designed to extend the critical thinking they’re most likely already engaged in…