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Community as Inquiry (Chelsea Attwell at NAMLE, June 2019)

AML Director Chelsea Attwell presented Community As Inquiry, at the NAMLE Pre-Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 26, 2019 (“Media Literacy Starts Young: Strategies for Media Mentorship in the Early Years and Early Grades”). She also presented Media Literacy Teaching Strategies at a roundtable. For access to the Google Slides …

Let’s Play! Let’s Talk! Media Literacy and our Youngest Learners

AML Board Director Diana Maliszewski gave this presentation, “Let’s Play! Let’s Talk! Media Literacy and our Youngest Learners” at the NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education) conference on Friday, June 28, 2019 and “Media Literacy Starts Young: Strategies for Media Mentorship in the Early Years and Early Grades” pre-conference …

On The Air: Elementary Student Adventures in Podcasting and Radio Broadcasting

AML Board Director Diana Maliszewski gave this presentation, “On The Air: Elementary Student Adventures in Podcasting and Radio Broadcasting” as a Classroom Demonstration at the NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education) conference in Washington DC on Thursday, June 27, 2019. To access the Google Slides, please click this link: https://bit.ly/2IAHo7r …

Having Fun With Book Culture

I attended the American Library Association conference in Washington, DC and had an opportunity to visit the expansive—REALLY expansive—exhibits. You might expect most exhibitors to be promoting books, and most of them were. What interested me was add-ons, or ways that people were extending the pleasures of book culture. This …

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Algorithms and Media Literacy

by Helen J. DeWaard Algorithms and media aren’t usually considered together. Algorithms are thought to be mathematical and computational sequences that manage our computer data. Media are related to popular culture as expressed through text, image, audio, or video. Both are current areas of focus for educators in the classroom …

The Right Side of History

In November, 2018, Jesse—’CBC tech columnist’—Hirsh appeared in his regular time slot on the Metro Morning radio show to comment on Facebook’s long list of ethical missteps, among them failing to protect users’ private information from hacks and for selling users’ data without consent. The first is an example of …

Baby It’s Cold Outside

by Neil Andersen and Diana Maliszewski This is the saga of a song. The melody and lyrics have remained intact, yet its long list of performers and audiences have profoundly changed its experience and perception. At first considered ‘cute,’ and even subversive or liberating, it has become contentious—even toxic—among some …

Podcasts: Canadaland

https://www.canadalandshow.com/ Canadaland is a Toronto-based podcast created by Jesse Brown, a journalist who is pioneering the next evolution of Canadian journalism by living it. Mr. Brown’s greatest claim to fame is that he broke the Jian-Ghomeshi-violent-sex story with the Toronto Star, but his journalism and achievements extend beyond that.