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Wright, William Terrell – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
With strict no-cell phone policies in classrooms becoming commonplace, national and international electioneering campaigns eroding trust in social media platforms, and content posted years prior affecting students' acceptance into the colleges of their choice, it is little wonder that educators often think twice about bringing participatory…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Social Media
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Ciccone, Michelle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Digital conversation spaces have the potential to generate powerful collective intelligence, but only when users are thoughtful, reflective, and have experience interacting with diverse ideas. To be able to engage in online conversational spaces in this way, though, is not inherent or natural: it must be practiced. This article will argue that it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
The high profile of fake news reveals underlying trends in the production and consumption of news. While news literacy is a lifelong skill, the logical time to start teaching such literacy is in K-12 educational settings, so that all people have the opportunity to learn and practice news literacy. School librarians can play a critical role in…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Critical Literacy, Deception, Teaching Methods
Clayton, Kara; Murphy, Amanda – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Smartphones are regular classroom accessories. Educators should work with children to understand the capacity of smartphones for learning and civic engagement, rather than being a classroom distraction. This research supports a collaborative project the authors engaged in with students in two states to discover what the perception of smartphone…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
Mahoney, Kerrigan R.; Khwaja, Tehmina – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Students graduating from K-12 education need media literacy skills to engage, participate, and learn in a world in which literacy must keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. Given the significant roles school administrators play in providing leadership and vision to their schools, this narrative study addresses the research question: What…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jolls, Tessa; Wilson, Carolyn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
"New media" does not change the essence of what media literacy is, nor does it affect its ongoing importance in society. Len Masterman, a UK-based professor, published his ground-breaking books in the 1980's and laid the foundation for media literacy to be taught to elementary and secondary students in a systematic way that is…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Media Literacy, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Schmidt, Hans C. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This study of media literacy education at all levels of the educational system considered faculty perceptions of student media literacy competencies, the extent to which media literacy is addressed in class, and the extent to which faculty members consider media literacy education to be important. Data suggest that despite the research and policy…
Descriptors: Faculty, Literacy Education, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Moore, David Cooper – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
For three years, a flagship university-school partnership program developed a multifaceted approach to integrate news and current events into in-school and after-school instruction in K-6 schools. Three case studies detailing the program's impact on an undergraduate novice instructor, an in-school technology mentor, and an experienced classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Reflection
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Fleming, Laura – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
The proliferation of digital and networking technologies enables us to rethink, restructure, and redefine teaching and learning. Transmedia storytelling takes advantage of the rapid convergence of media and allows teachers and learners to participate in rich virtual (and physical) environments that have been shown to foster students' real…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Multimedia Materials, Story Telling, Media Literacy
Graber, Diana – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
The digital world is full of both possibility and peril, with rules of engagement being hashed out as we go. While schools are still "hesitant to embrace new technologies as a backlash from the significant, and largely ineffectual, investment in classroom computers as an instructional panacea during in the mid-1990's" (Collins and Halverson 2009),…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Media Literacy, Ethics, Sensory Experience
Ostenson, Jonathan William – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Classroom teachers have been encouraged to incorporate more multimedia production in the classroom as a means of helping students develop critical media literacy skills. However, they have not always been well trained in how to evaluate the work students create; many teachers struggle to know which criteria to use in assessing student work. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Alignment (Education)
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Berkowitz, Drew Emanuel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
This article discusses how online fanfiction communities, their members, and their literacy practices are portrayed within popular and news media discourses. Many media literacy scholars believe these youth media subcultures practice complex and sophisticated forms of "new media" literacy. However, when educators attempt to incorporate…
Descriptors: Subcultures, Literacy Education, Media Literacy, News Media
Tulodziecki, Gerhard; Grafe, Silke – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
German approaches to media literacy education are concerned with the questions, how the variety of media can be used in a meaningful way for learning and teaching and what educational tasks result from the extensive use of media. Considering these questions there are various conceptual ideas, research and development projects as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Mass Media Use, Learning
Mihailidis, Paul – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
The recent protests across the Middle East, generally referred to as the largest civic uprising enabled by social media platforms and mobile technologies, are actively reshaping how one thinks about citizenship, community, and participation in the 21st Century. Within these new spaces have emerged voices--largely those of everyday citizens--that…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Social Change
Reilly, Erin B. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
The new media literacies (NMLs) are a set of social skills and cultural competencies that students and teachers need to acquire in order to fully participate in the new media environment. NMLs shift the focus of traditional literacy from individual expression to community involvement. They offer ways of both thinking and doing that recruit the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Media Literacy, Professional Development
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