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Approved on July 9 by Governor JB Pritzker, House Bill 234 will require all public high schools in Illinois to include media education in their curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. With this bill, Illinois becomes the first state to require media education in public high schools. Musonda Kapatamoyo, chairman of the mass communications department, …

How many hours do you interact with the media each day? It may be more than you think. It’s one thing to surf the Internet. It’s another to watch a favorite TV show or put on those noise canceling headphones and listen to your favorite music while working. Or, maybe you’ve borrowed an armful of …

Social media can be a difficult and hostile place. (Photo CNS / Sebastiao Moreira, EPA) WASHINGTON – How many hours do you interact with the media each day? It may be more than you think. It’s one thing to surf the Internet. It’s another to watch a favorite TV show or put on those noise …

A manual launched last month by the Out of The Box Media Literacy Initiative (OOTB) aims to help teachers educate young people about media literacy in time for the 2022 election. Photo courtesy of the OOTB Literacy Initiative MANILA – A non-governmental organization has launched a manual that aims to help teachers educate young people …

Essentially, all media today is digital. Therefore, when we talk about digital media education, we really mean media education. If you haven’t developed a strong sense of digital media literacy, you are certainly more likely to fall into misinformation. In general, people who are not very proficient in media are not aware of this fact. …

Last month, the National Association for Media Education (NAMLE) introduced its annual conference announcing: “Media literacy has many links with social justice; in fact, many would say that media literacy is social justice. ”How could this be the case? Through“ critical media literacy, ”which NAMLE defines as a tool for understanding“ the relations between media, …

Stephen Dunn / AP In this photo from December 20, 2017, Ariana Mamudi, 14, a freshman in the digital college student class at Brookfield, Connecticut, searches for information about cyberbullying. The required class teaches media literacy skills and has students examine online news sources. Sunday August 15, 2021 | 2 a.m Illinois became the first …

This summer, the state of Illinois became the first to require a media literacy class for all high school students. It’s a big step forward, and Texas should be next. Our nation is facing a crisis of disinformation. While pandemic doomscrolling has not demonstrated this clearly enough, there is empirical evidence as well. A 2019 …

The English Language Regional Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the design and implementation of the Advancing English for Education project. to the media in Kazakhstan. This twelve-month program will provide media and anti-disinformation training in English to a Kazakh audience using the Open-to-All …

From Texas Standard: As the delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps the country, cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, especially in places with relatively low vaccination rates. And there’s a real and growing concern that the misinformation flourishing in some of these places is having a direct effect on people’s healthcare decisions. But one tool …

(TNS) – In an age dominated by social media and massive amounts of information and misinformation, the state of Colorado will soon help schools teach kindergarten through high school students how to distinguish fact from fiction. The Colorado General Assembly passed a bill in the spring requiring the state Department of Education to establish and …

The program manager at Normal Community and Normal West High Schools says the district already has a good foundation for teaching media literacy. Illinois high schools will be required to teach media literacy starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Dan Lamboley, from Unit 5, said the district is currently teaching some basic principles that students …

Over the past two years, students have been inundated with an almost constant stream of news and headlines about politics, racial and social unrest, the pandemic, and more. Even more essential is helping students develop enlightened media literacy skills. Students should understand how to recognize reliable news and how to identify high quality, credible journalism. …

The state of Illinois will require high schools to teach media literacy starting in fall 2022. Educators at the Illinois State University School of Communication will closely monitor the State Board of Education’s requirements for a media literacy program. Illinois State UniversitySteve Hunt of the ISU School of Communication. Steve Hunt, ISU School of Communication …

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation which amends the state school code to include a media education unit. State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez, a Democrat, filed the invoice. Some Republicans opposed the bill, fearing it would lead school boards to choose reputable media. Bill 234 requires school districts to add media education instruction. …

The UK government has released a strategy to help young people spot disinformation online, part of a larger effort to improve media literacy and make the internet a safer place for children. The strategy [PDF] will involve training teachers, library staff, youth workers and caregivers to help young people detect misinformation, including how to critically …

SPRINGFIELD – Public high schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach students how to access and rate various types of information and social media they see online and elsewhere as part of their regular curriculum. This was among the 53 bills that Governor JB Pritzker signed on Friday, July 9, bringing the total …

Governor JB Pritzker speaks at an event in Springfield earlier this year. On Friday, he signed another 53 bills, bringing the total number of signed bills to 97 for the current General Assembly out of more than 600 that have been passed by the General Assembly. (Capitol News Illinois file photo) …

The UK government recently issued a online security bill, which, according to her, keeps her commitment “to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending freedom of expression. Ahead of our LSE Briefing Thursday July 8, Professor Sonia Livingstone reflects on the position of media education in the bill. …

NEW BERLIN, WI – A teacher in New Berlin last month earned a national certification to teach students how to think critically about the media they consume every day. Jaclyn Jecha, a social science teacher at New Berlin West Middle and High School, achieved PBS Media Literacy Educator certification in June. The certification recognized educators …

WSKG is recruiting educators for a local cohort of PBS Media Literacy Academy. This group of educators will work with WSKG Education staff to work on PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification. The aim of the WSKG Media Literacy Academy is to provide support and training with media literacy skills and multimedia content creation, connect with …

Educators, parents, community members who participate in the surveywill be inscribed in the design for iPad Mini KINGSTON, RI – June 15, 2021 – Screen time during the pandemic has increased for almost everyone. What effects could this increase have caused to ourselves and to our children? Are there ways to mitigate the negative effects …

The US intelligence community released a report in March detailing how the Iranian and Russian governments orchestrated digital attacks on US social media platforms to influence the 2020 election. According to the report, they did this by bombarding Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with fake profiles, bots and armies of trolls who would engage directly with …

MILTON – In the age of smartphones and social media, messages come from all sides at once. David Green strives to give young people the tools to sift through the jumble of messages they receive every day to find out the truth. The Canton Avenue resident is the volunteer program director of Media Literacy Now, …

What is media education for students? Media literacy is the ability to understand the validity and intent of a medium. The term can be applied to any form of media with which students interact. This includes images in lessons and class projects, educational videos, texts, and other resources. This also applies to media outside the …

State Senator Robert Peters, D-Chicago, is pictured in a file photo during a virtual committee hearing earlier this year. He is the Senate sponsor of a bill decriminalizing HIV transmission, which passed Tuesday in the Senate. (Credit: Blueroomstream.com) Tuesday 25 May 2021 11 more states decriminalized HIV By SARAH MANSUR & JERRY NOWICKICapitol News [email protected]

Senator Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, introduces a bill requiring schools to teach media literacy in a virtual committee hearing on Tuesday. (Credit: Blueroomstream.com) Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Work continues on the bill limiting the use of isolation and physical restraint By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – All Illinois high schools would be required to …

SPRINGFIELD — All high schools in Illinois would be required to offer instruction on how to understand and evaluate news and social media as part of their introductory computer classes under a bill that was introduced to a Senate committee on Tuesday. Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, argued before the Senate Education Committee that the …

As partisanship continues to create a deep ideological chasm in the United States, an informed population may be the only way to bridge the divides. According to the politically neutral nonprofit Media Literacy Now (MLN), the idea of ​​media literacy is crucial given that “… children live in a 24/7 powerful media world. 7 …[along …

Colorado Senate May 3 passed a much-debated bill to provide media education to K-12 schools across the state. The legislation comes as states across the country attempt to make media education part of the school curriculum to teach students to think critically when consuming media, to ask where the information is coming from. and to …

As partisanship continues to create a deep ideological chasm in the United States, an informed population may be the only way to bridge the divisions. According to Media Literacy Now (MLN), a politically neutral non-profit organization, the idea of ​​media literacy is crucial given that “…children live in a world of powerful 24/7 media. …[along …

In March, the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for critical media literacy learning from elementary to high school. The decision, led by LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg and supported by UCLA Teacher Education Program speaker Jeff Share, signals recognition in education of the need to teach to provide …

As we celebrate a year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down and brought us into our homes, one of the many remarkable changes that have taken place has been our increased reliance on the internet. As of March 2020, global internet traffic increased between 15-30 percent within days, fueled by the transformation of …

As we mark one year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down and ushered us into our homes, one of the many remarkable changes that has taken place has been our increased reliance on the internet. In March 2020, global Internet traffic increased by 15-30% in a matter of days, fueled by the transformation …

Media education and citizenship education are essential in the digital age, but Gianfranco Polizzi, researcher at the University of Birmingham and Marina Cino Pagliarello, lecturer at UCL, argue that in the UK these are two parallel but disconnected tracks, and that urgent action is needed to bridge the two as part of a more comprehensive …

HICKSVILLE, NY — A group of educators want all New York State public school students to receive a formal education in an area they believe is highly overlooked and crucial in children’s lives: media literacy . A group called Media Literacy Now is pushing for statewide legislation that will introduce formal education, resources, and professional …

Micah Shannon enjoyed her Advanced Placement English course at Clarke Central High School. It made him think critically. Its teacher would present two perspectives on a topic and ask students to analyze the logical flow used by authors to develop their points. “At least for me, that was a big part of my education, but …

MARBLEHEAD, MA – A hotly contested election, a global scourge and the effects of this year-round scourge are causing students across the country to spend much more time alone on their computers and much less time surrounded by people with different opinions combined to make a growing concern a critic for media literacy advocates over …

Get the latest news from Syracuse delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Six members of the Syracuse University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America wanted middle school students to learn more about media literacy. So they created a Canva presentation. On slide 22, public relations majors introduced their …

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After an eight-day delay, House lawmakers spent two more hours on Friday on a media literacy bill that Republicans say will provide one-sided, left-leaning views on the media. House Bill 21-1103 would implement the recommendations of an advisory committee, formed under HB 19-1110, that proposed standards for a media literacy curriculum for public schools. Co-sponsored …

On Thursday, the Colorado House had just a few bills to debate at second reading, but the morning was devoted to just one: Bill 21-1103, intended to implement the recommendations of a 2019 media literacy report. The bill succeeds Bill 19-1110, which required the Colorado Department of Education to convene a committee to make recommendations …

I’m not the most perfect parent, but imagine I’m like a lot of them in the digital age. When I hear children and misinformation mentioned in the same breath, I get anxious wondering how the internet might be influencing them. The problem isn’t that you haven’t used proper parental controls on the computer they’re using. …

Edward Burke, a journalist for 30 years at the Boston Globe, the National Law Journal and other publications, currently teaches substitute teaching at schools in the Tidewater area. (HANDOUT) Being tech-savvy without being “media” is a dangerous combination for our youth and our democracy. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth …

ESSENTIAL FOR FIGHTING DISINFORMATION If you’ve read any report on “fake news” in the last four years, then you’ve come across the term “media literacy” and the calls for its inclusion in public education. I’ve been teaching media literacy for over 20 years (as an educational consultant), but it wasn’t until former President Trump said …

Education experts call for tackling wild conspiracy theories, baseless rumors of rampant voter fraud, and misinformation about COVID-19 through media literacy. After participating in Black Lives Matter rallies and protests in August, some of Virginia Boyle’s students came to her class at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School saying they had heard that …

David Schrodt, a 55-year-old finance lawyer who lives in River Forest, is passionate about big ideas and if elected to District 200 School Board in April, he said he would focus on two in particular. “I propose that Oak Park and River Forest High School incorporate two things into its educational paradigm,” Schrodt said. “One …

We don’t let people start driving motor vehicles until they’ve completed driver training and then an exam for a very good reason: vehicles are dangerous for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Social networks and the misleading and harmful content they spread are also dangerous to society, so some media literacy – and testing – should be …

All it took was an international pandemic to finally help mainstream media literacy into the education system. If only we had had a better head start years ago. Those of us who work in education and media literacy research have been talking and writing for some time now about the importance of media and information …

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposed bill in Jefferson City could one day impact what children learn in the classroom. The legislation would integrate media literacy training into the public school curriculum. “I’ve decided that this state needs to prepare our children, give them a foundation to evaluate and process the information they get from …

Teachers have always taught students how to verify and analyze information, but helping them tell fact from fiction became particularly difficult last fall. As former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen circulated on social media and far-right news sites, students asked about conspiracy theories and lies in the classroom, and teachers …

In an age of information overload, a timely IUPUI course will help students decipher the noise and identify fake and factual news. Media Literacy (D-DAY 460) is taught this semester by Chris Lamb, chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at the School of Liberal Arts. The three-credit course will take place from …

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As Wednesday’s crowd broke down barricades around the United States Capitol building in Washington, critical thinking experts say it demonstrated …

CHICAGO — Imagine you’re working at the referral desk when a client comes to ask you a question. They cite a “fact” that has been widely debunked, mentioning an article from a publication you know is untrustworthy. What can you as a librarian do to educate and inform them? In response to the need for …