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Analyze the “New” Anthem

by Diana Maliszewski Media literacy can be most impactful when the media texts chosen for study are items that students interact with daily, often without much consideration. The Canadian national anthem, “O Canada”, is just such a media text. Asking pertinent questions that promote critical thinking can lead to fascinating …

New Teacher Fun Slide Deck

These slides (click here) were part of a presentation by AML Director Diana Maliszewski for newly-hired permanent contract teachers in the Toronto District School Board during their Beginning Teacher Summer Institute. Often, new teachers are uncertain about how to approach teaching media literacy outside of some older approaches (i.e. examining …

The Journal of Media Literacy – Agency

Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus of The Association for Media Literacy are proud to have been the guest editors of the Agency issue of The Journal of Media Literacy. We chose Agency as the issue’s theme because there is ongoing debate over how users can exercise agency within environments comprised …

Stromae – carmen

Carmen is an animated music video comment on social media, specifically referencing Twitter. It makes strong and unequivocal statements about the effects of social media on society.

This Is a Generic Brand Video

Produced by Dissolve, a stock footage company, to promote its catalog of video clips, this video can be read differently by different audiences. The company sells its clips to promotional firms that want to send specific values messages about their clients’ products. Its target audience is comprised of executives and …

Supporting Literature and Media Literacy Learning

I was helping a tutee complete an online Shakespeare assignment. The task was very good at encouraging analysis and reflection. It asked students to select a scene from a movie adaptation of the play and explain how the scene used cinematic devices to help viewers understand and appreciate its meanings.

Barry’s Wander 2014

October 5, 2014 – See below for a walking tour guide ?   Barry Duncan, the founding president of The Association for Media Literacy (AML), was a local, national and international provocateur, advocating and innovating media literacy education for over 40 years. Barry guided the efforts of the Association, fostered …