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.