Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom

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The average 8-18 year-old spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Unfortunately their minds are often ''shut off'' as they watch TV, surf the web, or listen to music. Help your students ''tune in'' so they can begin to analyze messages and understand techniques used to influence them. By incorporating media literacy into the curriculum you can teach your students to question marketing, recognize propaganda, and understand stereotypes, and ...
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The average 8-18 year-old spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Unfortunately their minds are often ''shut off'' as they watch TV, surf the web, or listen to music. Help your students ''tune in'' so they can begin to analyze messages and understand techniques used to influence them. By incorporating media literacy into the curriculum you can teach your students to question marketing, recognize propaganda, and understand stereotypes, and you'll also be teaching them valuable critical thinking skills they need for a successful future.


In Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom, Frank W. Baker will show you how you can bring media literacy into your classroom - whether that classroom is English language arts, social studies, health, or any other subject - and teach students skills that enable them to become knowledgeable media consumers and producers. With the many examples, advice, and classroom activities he provides, you can immediately make this important topic a part of everyday education.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.



Some of the areas in which we publish are:

-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more

-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

-Professional development for educators and administrators

-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum

-Safe practices for the Internet and technology

-Educational technology for parents

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  • ISBN-13: 9781564843074
  • Publisher: International Society For Technology In Education (ISTE)
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 721,542
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    "We're surrounded by media, but far too many of us tune it

    "We're surrounded by media, but far too many of us tune it out as white noise. 'Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom' is an education and technology guide from Frank W. Baker encouraging teachers to help students take in the media around them thoughtfully instead of turning their minds off. Covering many mediums from television to music to the internet among others, it covers suggestions on how to increase media literacy no matter the student's place in the educational curriculum. 'Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom' is a solid addition to any educational collection and teacher who wants their students to understand the media barrage in their lives." (Midwest Book Review, March 2012)



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