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.
The supplemental website for Digital and Media Literacy contains summaries, documents, videos, discussion questions, and a vast resources section to enhance your undersanding of how to best use media in the classroom to support core competencies.