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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 …

Unhealthy Metaphors

by Neil Andersen In Metaphors We Live By, cognitive linguist George Lakoff explains that most of our language is metaphorical. This is especially true when we are discussing abstract ideas rather than concrete ideas. Concretely, we can say that someone is shovelling manure when in a barn, but abstractly, we …

The Art of the Apology

By Diana Maliszewski Practically everything is media, and that includes apologies. An apology is defined as “a regretful acknowledgement of an offence or failure” (www.dictionary.com). Traditional apologies involve the giver and the receiver of the apology, unless you include the adult that might be forcing an apology between children, like …