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Oklahoma State University’s School of Media and Strategic Communications has incorporated a Virtual Reality Media Primer into the curriculum of the new Esports Certificate Program. The course was first introduced this fall semester. The Esports Certificate Program aims to provide OSU students with an introduction to the world of esports from a business and event …

WILKES BARRE, PA – AUGUST 02: David Reinert holds up a large ‘Q’ sign while queuing to see … [+] President Donald J. Trump during his rally August 2, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. “Q” stands for QAnon, a conspiracy theory group that has been seen at recent …

A new law in Illinois allows high schools to teach media literacy to students in all subjects. In case skeptics are tempted to present this as some sort of clandestine plot to indoctrinate children, it is the exact opposite. There is no other goal here than to arm young people with better tools to tell …

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — In Paul Blakesley’s social studies class, history and media literacy collide. “I don’t think it’s too early to start thinking about what I believe, what I find important, how do I get this information, who do I listen to, what do I read “Blakesley said. Blakesley taught at Palmer High …

Imagine you are sitting in a high school algebra class and reading a word problem. Both Ali and Bo receive $150 speeding tickets. Bo earns $7,000 a month and Ali only earns $1,000. Bo can save $200 a month, but Ali can only save $50. So how long will it take each person to pay …

KINGSTON, RI – September 16, 2022 – A new partnership between a University of Rhode Island professor and a national nonprofit organization will give schools and communities across the country access to a tool that measures how well students are well equipped to spot false or misleading information. The Media Literacy Lab, led by URI …

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Yonty Friesem of Columbia College Chicago about a new law in Illinois that requires high school students to take media literacy classes. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An Illinois law went into effect with the start of the school year requiring media literacy classes for all high school students. The law is …

Punjab University (central unit) Department of Digital Media and National Press Trust (NPT) have entered into an agreement (MoU) to promote digital media education and jointly organize training and educational development programs to improve the standards of journalism. In this regard, a ceremony was held at the office of the Vice-Chancellor during which the Vice-Chancellor …

MOOC Camp: English for Media Literacy for Educatorshosted by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, WCIES and the Regional English Language Office in Tallinn The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, the Warsaw Center for Education and Social Innovation and Training (WCIES), and the Regional English Language Office in Tallinn invite secondary and primary school English teachers to …

When Illinois high school students return to school this month, they will have new courses that lawmakers and Stanford researchers hope will prepare students to better detect misinformation and look for ulterior motives before to trust online news, social media and news sources. In 2019, Stanford researchers showed more than 3,000 American high school students …

EveryLibrary, a 501(c)4 political action committee, and the Delaware Library Association (DLA) this week celebrated the passage in the Delaware General Assembly of SB195, a media literacy bill that sets statewide standards for media education in Delaware schools. “SB195 is designed to enable students to think critically about media messaging and make informed civic and …

My six degrees of separation with Alex Jones, the convict County crazy conspiracies, goes through Scarlett Lewis, who has graced me with several interviews over the past few years. An alumnus of Boston University, where I work, she lost her 6-year-old son, Jesse, in the Sandy Hook shootings, which Jones mocked as a hoax. Last …

Like many young people around the world Today, Duch Utdom has grown using the internet and social media. He can browse the web easily. As a window to the world, his online activities partly influenced his decision to major in international relations at Paññasastra University in Cambodia, where he has been a student since 2018. …

Inside the latest Marine Corps doctrinal release is a hint of a new initiative – one focused on grassroots media literacy training. The term “media literacy” appears six times in Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 8 – Information, published in June. Robust training for this purpose is necessary, the document’s authors say, both to preserve the …

Two US Supreme Court justices, in a rare public discussion on education, said civics must involve more than teaching government, but should include citizenship duties as well as education to the media and critical thinking at a time when a lot of misinformation is spreading. “Most people think of civics as learning about government – …

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Improving media literacy for the general population is essential in this time of rapid digital innovation and, more worryingly, profitable and even militarized digital disruption. There is an urgent need for us to figure out how to combat misinformation through media literacy initiatives. We don’t have time to develop shiny materials or spend as much …

Sixteen years after the creation of Twitter, and we are still learning how deeply social media has permeated our society. It makes and breaks careers and headlines, it connects us and can irreversibly change someone’s life. So why aren’t public schools tackling it? Young Americans are spending more time using media than ever before, with …

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) today announced they have introduced two bicameral laws to strengthen education to the media to equip Americans with the skills to identify misinformation and disinformation online. The Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act would create a grant program to the …

The National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) has selected the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification by KQED for the Media Literate Media Award 2022. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to media literacy made by media professionals with a national scope. Past recipients of this award are Bill Moyers, Snopes.com, On the Media/WNYC, and PBS News …

A trio of Democrats introduced two bicameral bills aimed at building the media skills of students and veterans by funding educational programs nationwide. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a leading sponsor of the Senate bills, said Thursday that the effort “will help combat disinformation and disinformation campaigns that seek to manipulate perceptions and sow division”. “These …

De Abreu, Belinha S. (2022). Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World. ALA Neal-Schuman. Yohuru Williams’ foreword opens Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World calling for a global village where young people can engage in informed dialogues about “equity, justice in health outcomes, environmental justice, and a host of other …

Online platforms are full of examples of misinformation – from WhatsApp messages offering a miraculous cure for COVID, to social media posts claiming a politician said something he didn’t. This is increasingly common in South Africa. More than 75% of South Africans say they regularly come across political information that they consider false. Eight out …

Do you understand movies and TV? It seems like every day I see an argument on social media about a movie or TV show, and every day I see the argument being made in bad faith through a basic lack of education to the media. If you want to speak competently about movies and TV …

That’s why, this spring, we launched a redesigned version of KQED Teach, our free, award-winning professional development platform designed for educators to improve their media literacy skills. Rather than simply providing pedagogical or curricular support to teachers, our learning-by-doing approach helps educators improve their own media literacy and plan instruction to support their students’ media …

Mali Ogawo, a pupil of Kirawa Driver School in Class Eight, is studying online at her home following lessons from a school teacher in Nairobi, Kiambu County. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Like millions of students in Kenya, young Eva Jerotich has access to her mother’s smartphone. At just 10 years old, she is able to navigate …

Since February, Poynter’s first social initiative in digital media education MediaWise launched a micro learning course in four languages ​​around the world. The course is designed to help people become more critical consumers of the vast amount of information they see and share online. With the support of Meta, citizens of Brazil, France, Spain and …

Published: Fri, June 10, 2022, 12:50 PM As more young people turn to online platforms for content consumption, it has become increasingly important for young people to be digitally literate and responsible when consuming and using digital media. digital media. Students in the Journalism and Mass Communication program at Amity University Dubai have chosen digital …

June 4, 2022 Teachers and librarians urged the legislators on Thursday to advance a bill that would oblige all levels to learn information control, which, according to supporters, would help students “assess the legitimacy of online sources “. Information literacy, they said, helps students spot red flags online, verify first-hand sources, and conduct research based …

Do me a favor and say the following out loud: Students should read fewer books and write less explanatory prose. Did that feel right to you? I doubt. But that is the message that the National Council of Teachers of English sends to its members. His recent position paper on “Media Literacy in the English …

Teachers and librarians on Thursday urged lawmakers to advance a bill that would require all grades to learn information literacy, which supporters say would help students “assess the legitimacy of online sources.” “. Information literacy, they said, helps students spot red flags online, check first-hand sources, and conduct research based on facts and data, which …

Listen to the article 5 minutes This audio is generated automatically. Please let us know if you have any comments. When 3,446 high school students watched an anonymously produced video on Facebook purporting to show ballot stuffing during a Democratic primary election, only three students were able to identify the true source of the video …

What happens when you search the internet for a restaurant you’ve heard of and the establishment doesn’t have a website? You probably ignore it and move on to the next option. Our laptops and smart phones have become instrumental filters for decision-making. This is not a new phenomenon, even though the pandemic has amplified online …

May 15 – When the pandemic first hit and independent schools in Dulce in far northern New Mexico went into lockdown in March 2020, “it was in survival mode,” recalls teacher Mallory Merritt in college language arts and social sciences. “All curricula and lesson plans have been scrapped,” she added. But amidst the confusion and …

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On April 27, the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a Disinformation Governance Board. So far, what we know of the council is that it is a “task force” that seeks to counter disinformation that potentially threatens national security without restricting free speech. However, exactly how the council plans to do this remains …

As an instructional technology coach for Streator Elementary District 44, Carolyn Wargo prepares students for the jobs of tomorrow – today. In addition to teaching technology to District 44 students, Wargo also works with the faculty to find new programs and software that might benefit their class. Every week, Wargo offers K-5 lessons to help …

(Editor’s note: Continuing our series on media literacy, this article will explore the need for consumers to be informed about the reliability of news from various sources.) Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security formed a Disinformation Governance Council. As Associated press reported, the council was created to counter false and misleading information regarding …

The definition of media has changed dramatically since the turn of the century. “Traditional” media such as television and radio have given way to the Internet and social networks. This change has led to a greater emphasis on what has come to be known as “fake news”, “misinformation” or “disinformation”, broadly defined in this article …

Photo courtesy of Valencia County Literacy Council | Jeremy, a VCLC student, engages in online tutoring through the Valencia County Literacy Council. “It’s a complex world we live in, so being media literate – if you’re not media literate, you’re not ready to function as a citizen of this century, you’re not literate .” Pamela …

KALAMAZOO, MI– The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is hosting a new exhibit, “Wonder Media: Ask the Questions,” to inspire the Kalamazoo community to get excited about media literacy. The 14-part interactive exhibit is spread over two floors of the museum and invites visitors to learn about media literacy through fun games and stories. This project is …

Nine out of 10 teachers want media literacy to be an explicit part of the national curriculum, according to research findings. A report published by the The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Media Literacy today calls for media literacy skills, such as fact-checking and digital media creation, to be integrated into the national English curriculum. …

The pandemic has amplified the flow of unverified information – both unintentional (misinformation) and deliberate (misinformation) In June 2018, two Assam youths, a sound engineer and a digital artist, were brutally killed in a lynching as they went on vacation. It was a preventable tragedy that happened due to a misleading social media post. Locals …

The rise of the internet and social media has exponentially expanded our access to information, and that includes false or misleading information. Add to this growing political polarization, an erosion of trust in mainstream media and institutions, and a growing tendency to dismiss any information one disagrees with, and it is clear that media literacy …

Pedestrians walk past a newsstand with copies of The Wall Street Journal and a front-page story about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine being sold in Los Angeles, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Pedestrians walk past a newsstand with copies of The Wall Street Journal …

LEWISTON — Building Bridges Maine, a Braver Angels affiliate, is hosting a one-hour media education session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Braver Angels is a national civic organization that works to unite Americans of all political persuasions in an alliance to depolarize the nation, including through workshops, debates, and music. The zoom will be moderated …

Deadline: March 31, 2022 Are you a full-time secondary level teacher in Romania? Apply now for the Fulbright Romania Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2022-2023 – Media Literacy Cohort. The Fulbright TEA program will bring international high school teachers to the United States for a six-week professional development program to attend academic seminars at a …

BARTH KECK While browsing the Daily News recently, I saw a link to a Washington Post column whose title intrigued me: “Online lies plague us, but should we depend on schools to cure this evil?” As a strong advocate for media literacy in schools, I knew how to answer this question. The editorial, unfortunately, had …

The story at a glance Media literacy is the process of critically evaluating information found on the Internet. Advocates say media and information literacy is desperately needed in K-12 classrooms across the country. Data collected by the non-profit News Literacy Project found that 55% of students were not even moderately confident in their ability to …

By RON FIELDSNews Publishing Network Hours after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, social media was flooded with misinformation. Photos and videos of downed fighter jets, videos of explosions, photos of Russian forces marching through the streets of Moscow or Ukrainians praying in the streets – all from years, if not decades, before February 2022. These …

Primary is probably the best place to start teaching students about the global news buffet and how healthy news eating depends on your choices. An acquaintance asked me the other day if the government controls what the mainstream media reports and it actually gave me hope instead of dismay. Their question capped several weeks of …

In 2017, I had the enormous privilege of doing an internship at the New Zealand Science Media Center as part of my honors year at the University of Otago. I’ve blogged, edited the website, managed social media accounts, and sent my fair share of infuriating and angry emails from anti-vaxxers, truthful 1080s, anti-5G fanatics, and …

In a world dominated by laptops, Kindles, and cell phones, how can old-school paper books capture the attention of college kids? Easy. Just put Sarah Rafalowitz in charge of the school library, or Learning Lab as it’s called at Carl Sandburg Middle School. A former language arts teacher, Rafalowitz was named director of the Learning …

A Watertown-based nonprofit group seeks to ensure students know the messages they receive from television, video games and social media, and how they impact their lives. Media Literacy Now was started by Erin McNeill who first became aware of the impact of media on children in 2011. “What really pushed me to do this was …

Henry E. Scott | for editor and editor A media literacy program will be part of the curriculum at every high school in Illinois beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The program stems from a bill introduced by Illinois State Senator Karina Villa and signed by Governor JB Pritzker on July 9. , visual and …

A recent study focusing on the United States and India highlighted the lack of attention to digital media literacy in education policies as a critical factor in the spread of disinformation online. The power of social media to optimize and accelerate the spread of disinformation and its damaging consequences for democracy is of concern to …

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 23, 2022) – French citizens can learn how to protect themselves from false and misleading information on the internet thanks to a new app-based program from MediaWise, the non-profit Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy social initiative. With support from Meta, MediaWise has launched a 10-day WhatsApp course to help slow the …

Technology Misinformation will never go away, but teaching the community to spot it can rob lies of their power, writes Tanya Notley of Western Sydney University in part three of a series on the worsening spread of misinformation in line The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic – vaccine myths …

With no movement in the House and none for months in the Senate, the future looks bleak for bipartisan legislation requiring Florida public schools to offer courses in social media literacy alongside other mandatory programs. There are less than two weeks left until the last day of regular committee meetings in the 2022 legislative session. …

As people turn to digital media for news at high rates, media manipulation algorithms continue to gain power. In a Pew Research Center survey (August/September 2020), 53% of adults in the United States say they receive information on social media “often” or “sometimes”. People have long been aware of phenomena such as “tampered” photos and …

Misinformation won’t go away, but teaching the community to spot it can strip lies of their power. The spread of misinformation has had very real consequences during the pandemic — vaccine myths and false claims about the virus have undermined public health orders, increased disease risk and divided families. Despite attempts to …

CHICAGO — The corrosive effects of today’s relentless media tide are pernicious. We are conditioned in many ways by our media environments to accept, not question, making it crucial that young people master the skills to access, analyse, evaluate and create media. In “Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World”, published by ALA …

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that State Department officials attended the presentation, but did not show up. Whether it’s commercials, shows, or even news, media literacy is essential to everyday life. Being media savvy means being able to know that the updated portion of Saturday Night Live news is satire and …

A student wanted to know why so many nurses were spreading misinformation about vaccines. Other participants drew parallels to popular crime-fighting myths found in shows like “Criminal Minds.” But most students who participated in a fact-checking workshop from MediaWise, the nonprofit Poynter Institute’s social-first digital media education initiative, were simply happy to report feeling more …

This article was originally published here J Youth Teensc. 2022 Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s10964-021-01567-0. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The media can act as sex educators for adolescents; unfortunately, media messages often glorify risky sexual behaviors and unhealthy relationships and neglect behaviors and communication related to sexual health. Media Aware is a comprehensive online sexual …

Diving Brief: Constructivist media decoding is a method that helps students develop critical thinking skills, enabling them to conduct their own learning while honing the ability to examine messages in a variety of media formats through curriculum-based activities which can be as short as five minutes, Chris Sperry and Cyndy Scheibe, co-founders of Project Look …

‘Trust Me’ shows how schools can teach students to think critically about information and media “Trust Me,” a documentary by director Roko Belic and the Getting Better Foundation, highlights Durango’s Mountain Middle School, which instituted a cellphone ban and media literacy program when Shane Voss, the principal of the school, arrived. (Courtesy of Trust Me …

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain The media people consume inform much of their daily lives, including how they perceive others. A pair of recent studies from the University of Kansas show that a media literacy intervention can help reduce the stereotypes people have about black Americans and that a majority of studies on journalism and communications …

The government wants to educate young citizens about media and digital citizenship. A good initiative, provided you know what we are talking about. Edifying example with the role of the media in the health crisis. In a joint statement, the Ministries of Education and Culture ardently plead for media and information education for young people …

Legislation has support from Superintendents, MPA, MBA As social media continues to grow in popularity and usage, the need for education about responsible internet use becomes more evident. State Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, said children today consume more online media in their first 10 years of life than they did in their 70s. raw. To …

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. – It’s National News Awareness Week and we want to help you figure out what’s credible news and what’s misinformation. Wauwatosa high school students learn these skills by running their newspaper “The Compass.” Each week, these students meet to pitch stories, edit scripts, and plan future coverage. “I did it on a whim …

DELAWARE — In an increasingly digital world, many young people can struggle to tell the difference between news, opinion and advertisements. “I think we have an image of young people as digital natives who seamlessly navigate the internet with an ability that eludes many of us as adults. But the reality is that the data …

Lawmakers passed a bill requiring the teaching of black history last year. Today, a similar bill aims to do the same for media literacy. Misinformation and lies spread through social media and the rest of the internet have increasingly become a problem across the country, especially when such misinformation seeks to disrupt the democratic process. …

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) media literacy cohort is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program was created in 1946 under legislation introduced by former United States Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas. Fulbright scholarships are awarded to United States students, scholars, teachers, and …

Clear Beach A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and around the world with the passing of a beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and media literacy advocate: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire has taught thousands of students in the Seattle and Edmonds school districts as a technology media instructor. Her “superpower” reached …

The Lowe Down by Pam Lowe One thing we have learned or reinforced from this pandemic is our need for human contact. And the important role of technology in communicating with others. There is a skill in communicating effectively and correctly using technology. Even basic text can be misunderstood without the facial expression element; hence …

representing Yarborough Clay enters his last session as a representative. But if he returns next year as a senator, the Jacksonville Republican plans to bring a cooperative mentality he learned after five years in the Legislative Assembly. Yarborough is currently the only candidate in the race to serve in Senate District 4. Yet the legislator …

By Mike McGann, Editor-in-Chief, The Times @mikemcgannpa New year, same old … well, a lot of things. We’ve been getting our butt kicked by a virus for two years, half the country thinks the other half are corrupt liars and we’re heading to a time when we won’t even agree whether the skies are blue …

“Innovative Ways to Increase Social Media Proficiency in Sri Lanka” was the theme of a closed-door roundtable hosted by the UNESCO New Delhi office and Mythos Labs on December 8, 2021. The roundtable mobilized various experts from institutions such as the Sri Lankan government, Facebook, Hashtag Generation, the Ford Foundation and General Sir John Kotelawala …

With the support of the US Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS) launched “Project Fact Check Nigeria”, a media literacy and fight against disinformation. The project aims to build critical thinking skills, develop digital and media literacy, and build the capacity of radio …

Published December 20, 2021 The United States government has expressed support for training 1,000 young people and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1,000 Youth” revealed the launch of the Media Literacy Project. The US Consulate General in Lagos has …

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (December 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its MediaWise digital media education initiative in 2018, the non-partisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading or inaccurate information on the Internet. Today, almost four years later, MediaWise has reached 21 …

More than 70% of voters said they supported teaching students about the benefits and risks of social media in schools, according to a new Morning Consult / Politico poll, which comes after the Florida Senate. advanced an invoice this would require such a practice in state public schools. Why is this important Florida State Senator …

It is the season of hope, faith and joy. So, like everyone else, the Columbian Editorial Board is compiling a wishlist. Of course, we will ask Santa for conscientious elected officials, free and fair elections, and a new bridge. (Doesn’t everyone have these items on their list?) More importantly, we hope for better media literacy …

SOME 65 teachers and lecturers have signed up to become Malaysia’s first-ever registered society to tackle misinformation and disinformation through education. Launched in conjunction with UNESCO’s World Media and Information Literacy Week, the initiative is facilitated by the award-winning Media Education For All (ME4A) movement. It aims to provide a stronger force to develop critical …

1,000 children and adolescents aged 11 to 17 were interviewed in Latvia. In total, over 5,000 adolescents from the Baltic States, Finland and Sweden participated in the study. The results of the survey show that a third or 34% of children and young people in Latvia are often confronted with false information in the Internet …

During the last week of October 2021, the UN-sponsored Global Media and Information Week in South Africa, with the participation of India, resolved to tackle disinformation by improving the capacity people to counter it. Nothing could better position media education in the era of the right to information than its function of demystifying information processes …

Mickey Huff (l) and Andy Lee Roth. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE Each year, Project Censored publishes a book of 25 stories that the group believes should receive more media coverage. Censored project was founded in 1976 at Sonoma State University, to bring attention to media censorship and to help students develop their media literacy. …

Jesse scheckner By Jesse Scheckner For FloridaPolitics.com A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by Republican Senator Danny Burgess of Zephyrhills, would require public schools to teach students about social media, …