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Phone Ban Fallout

The principal of Earl Grey Senior Public School has, at the urging of parents, banned the use of phones in class. They may be used during lunch, but “no social media, no texting, no taking or viewing photos and videos.” Toronto middle school bans use of cellphones in classrooms, hallways …

A Tale of Two Audiences

Many people are concerned about the ramifications of a Donald Trump presidency. What was once considered a laughable long shot by a TV celebrity has become serious politics. Talk show hosts have stopped joking as the candidate has himself committed serial gaffes that outstrip writers’ imaginations. Yet the campaign juggernauts …

Media Literacy in My Classroom Handouts

Below are handouts from the April 5, ailment 2014 event at the Faculty of Education, cialis York University. Do You See What I See? A Critical Look at Media Texts AML-DYS_Khilji_Dhir Media Literacy in the Grades 3 – 6 Classroom  Germano oral language and presentation Media Literacy Teaching & Learning …

ELAN Media Literacy Workshop Resources

On December 5, 2013 Neil Andersen, Carol Arcus, Michelle Solomon and Chelsea Atwell were honoured to present at the ELAN conference. Find a list of Audience, Production and Text Questions here: TriangleQ Find Carol and Neil’s slides here: ELAN1X Michelle and Chelsea’s slides coming soon!  

Eight Key Concepts of Media Literacy

  1. Media construct representations of reality.   2. Media represent versions of reality.   3. Audiences use past experiences and skills to negotiate meanings in media texts.   4. Media texts have economic implications.   5. Media texts communicate values messages.   6. Media texts communicate political and social …