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Digital and Media Literacy

Connecting Culture and Classroom

Leading authority on media literacy education shows secondary teachers how to incorporate media literacy into the curriculum, teach 21st-century skills, and select meaningful texts.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412981583
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 232
  • Publication date: July 12, 2011

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Maximize the power of media for teaching 21st-century skills

Today's students tweet, text, and navigate apps up to 12 hours each day, but they may not know how to effectively analyze a TV show or website. Award-winning author Renee Hobbs demonstrates how to incorporate media literacy into the secondary classroom, providing the tools teachers need to:

  • Effectively foster students' critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Integrate media literacy into every subject
  • Select meaningful media texts for use in the classroom
  • Recognize the "teachable moment" in dialogue about popular culture

Included are vignettes of Grade 6-12 teachers who are connecting their English, history, chemistry, and health classrooms to media culture. A companion website offers video clips and discussion questions related to the sample lesson plans in each chapter. Digital andMedia Literacy offers a wealth of ideas that you can implement immediately to prepare students for college and the workforce.

Key features

This resource explores:

  • Tips for understanding today's learner, and the culture of the "super-peer" 
  • Ways to build media awareness in the classroom
  • Concrete examples to illustrate the work of media analysis in different subject areas and grade levels
  • ways to assess student work in different media
  • clear delineation of media literacy from "new literacies" or "multiliteracies" and a look at the future
  • discussion of the copyright issues associated with use of digital materials


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Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs is Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, and Interim Director of the Graduate Program in Library and Information Studies. Professor Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities on media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a leader, researcher, teacher, and advocate, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. She founded the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. In the early 1990s, she created the first national teacher education program in media literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Renee Hobbs maintains an active research agenda that examines the intersections of the fields of media studies and education. She has published four books and dozens of articles in scholarly journals in three fields: communication, education and health. She is the founding co-editor of the Journal for Media Literacy Education, an open-access peer reviewed journal. In 2012, she served as a Fellow for the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy. As a field-builder, she helped found the Partnership for Media Education, which evolved into the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), the national membership organization for media literacy. She has sought and received exemptions on behalf of K-12 educators to protect fair use of copy-protected digital media as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), helping advance the benefits of digital learning for all teachers and students.

Renee Hobbs received an Ed.D in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an M.A. in Communication from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. with a double major in English Literature and Film/Video Studies from the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Publisher's Acknowledgments

About the Author


1. Why Digital and Media Literacy

2. Research as Authentic Inquiry


3. Critical Questions, Close Reading

4. The Power of Representation


5. Composing With Media Across the Curriculum


6. Protection and Empowerment

7. Life Online

Take Action

8. What in the World: Teaching With Current Events

9. Infusing Digital and Media Literacy Across the Curriculum






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