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Morris, Pamela; Sarapin, Susan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Many university instructors (76% of our survey) have a mobile phone policy in their classrooms, due to the distractions of unregulated use. Yet only about half of those who ask students to put down their phones report that these policies are effective. Given that students want to and will use their phones, are instructors taking the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Faculty, Classroom Techniques
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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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Evans, Jabari – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Using a pilot program in one Chicago elementary school as a case study, this article reports findings of an ethnographic investigation on the impact of Hiphop based music education at the elementary school level. The findings describe how this program facilitated a process by which the youth participants were empowered through (a) identity…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Music Education, Program Effectiveness, Identification (Psychology)
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Finucane, Margaret O.; Seiter, Linda M.; Gehlert, Nathan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Digital media play an increasingly dominant role in reinforcing and challenging power inequality in social and institutional relationships. This paper describes how a service-learning component engaged students in community-based interactions that not only deepened their understanding of course content but also increased their commitment to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Power Structure
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Palumbo, Nicholas P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
As researchers encourage teachers to bring fanfiction into classrooms, questions remain about whether online fanfiction communities are accessible to all students. This paper presents results from a practitioner-oriented usability inspection of, investigating challenges students with disabilities might encounter as they participate.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Fiction, Popular Culture
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Leach, April Marie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
Producing digital media is a hands-on, inquiry-based mindful process that naturally embeds Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into literacy instruction, providing options for learning and assessment for a wide array of students with diverse learning abilities. Video production learning experiences acknowledge the cognitive talents of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Video Technology, Disabilities, Student Diversity
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Hallaq, Tom – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
While new technology continues to develop and become increasingly affordable, and students have increased access to digital media, one might wonder if requiring such technology in the classroom is akin to throwing the car keys to a teenager who has not completed a driver's education course. The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Literacy Education
Davis, Mark J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
In this digital literacy project, struggling high school readers remixed the "Star Wars" canon through audio storytelling. The "Star Wars" phenomenon motivates adolescents who may be disengaged in the classroom. Students served as actors, Foley artists, and directors in the recording of brief episodes based on the original…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Story Telling, High School Students, Student Motivation
Kanthan, Sruti; Graham, James A.; Azarchi, Lynne – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Empathy in college-age students is decreasing at unprecedented rates. Understanding empathy in children can act as primary prevention in tackling the problem. This study considers laugh tracks' capacity to bias reality, foster empathy, and investigate differences across time and gender in 181 fifth grade students. Findings from this…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Empathy, Humor, Television Viewing
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
Crandall, Heather – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This paper compares frameworks in recent critical media literacy scholarship with trends found in eight semesters of media literacy community action outreach assignments to explore how these frameworks can function as curricular tools for media literacy practitioners. Besides potential tools for media literacy pedagogy, this examination of recent…
Descriptors: Community Action, Outreach Programs, Scholarship, Media Literacy
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Jolls, Tessa – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
As new online and cellular technologies advance, the implications for the traditional textbook model of curricular instruction are profound. The ability to construct, share, collaborate on and publish new instructional materials marks the beginning of a global revolution in curricula development. Research-based media literacy frameworks can be…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Models, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design
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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
Kenny, Robert F. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
There are those who agree with Tom Pettitt that we are entering into a period where text based literacy is no longer the only measure of intelligence, nor is it the only form of valuable communications and knowledge acquisition for today's media-centric children. As Prensky states, today's youth speak "digital" as their primary language. While his…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Hypothesis Testing, Influence of Technology, Media Literacy
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