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Using Memes in the Classroom: Prompts and Considerations

By Diana Maliszewski – Note: a version of this blog post initially appeared December 7, 2015 on https://mondaymollymusings.blogspot.com/2015/12/memes-from-twitter-inspiration-to.html Memes are fascinating media texts, accessible for many and used frequently. Several definitions exist. According to Neil Andersen, president of the Association of Media Literacy, “A meme (meem) is a unit of cultural …

Critical Thinking: Solution or Problem?

Recent populist political victories have caused pundits to wonder if public education has failed and democracy is at risk. Some wonder, “How can people who are openly racist, sexist, xenophobic and vulgar get elected in democracies that pride themselves on their voters’ education?” danah boyd wonders if education—and specifically media …

Michelle Solomon, M.A.

Michelle Solomon, M.A., Board Member, AML Profession:   Speaker, teacher, consultant Title:   Director, The Association for Media Literacy; Teacher, Toronto District School Board; Email: ms.solomon.teacher at gmail.com Speaking Topics: Social Media and Media Literacy Media Literacy Education Teaching Strategies (secondary) Media Literacy and Technology Integrating Media Literacy Additional/Customized topics are available upon …

Carol Arcus

Carol Arcus: Vice President, AML Profession: Retired Media Studies and English Teacher Title: Vice President, AML Contact: Phone: (905) 889-3050; Email: carcus at rogers.com Speaking Topics: Pop culture; Internet Literacy; Getting Started in Media Education; Instructional Strategies and the Media Classroom; Integrating Media Studies into Other Curriculum Past speaking engagements (Selected): …

Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson: President, AML Profession:   Speaker, teacher, author, consultant Title:   President, Association for Media Literacy; Editorial Board, Journal of Media Literacy; Education Committee, MediaSmarts Affiliations:   MediaSmarts, Journal of Media Literacy Email: mediacy at sympatico.ca Speaking Topics: Understanding and managing media at home Media Violence and Real-life Violence Media and the Brain: thinking …