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July 2014

The popularity of memes

Everyone who has used the internet for personal social communication and entertainment in the last few years has seen a meme. The meme:  –“a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. A meme (rhymes with “team”) behaves like a flu or a cold virus, traveling from person to person quickly, but transmitting an …

Using Media Literacy from Bump to Birth

In early January I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I were thrilled and excited about the pregnancy. However, viagra after my first visit to the doctor I soon realized I was using the skills I acquired through media education more than ever! The online world is a …

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Parody Songs and Media Literacy

Love Pharrell Williams and Weird Al Yankovic? Want to have some fun with your students this September? Use these fun videos to get them thinking critically about the broad range of texts they encounter. The lesson ideas below are appropriate for secondary (high school) students, but may also be modified for …

Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story

  Viking/Penguin Press 2014 Crazy Town, adiposity by Robyn Doolittle, viagra 40mg is “the astonishing inside story of the world’s most infamous mayor and his troubled family.” Ms. Doolittle does a great job of documenting the Toronto Star’s reportage of Rob Ford’s mayoralty while working to maintain fairness and objectivity. …