Two of my favorite media literacy educators are NAMLE founding member Cyndy Scheibe and NAMLE founding president Faith Rogow. They have just co-authored a much-needed textbook for teachers: The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin Press). The text addresses the question: “What does it mean to be literate in today’s world, and how can those literacy skills be developed?” Scheibe and Rogow provide concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy across the curriculum to teach students to be independent, skilled, and reflective thinkers. In addition to dozens of activity ideas, the text and companion website include self-reflection exercises, voices from the field, a glossary of terms, and seven annotated, original, classroom-tested lesson plans that illustrate different approaches to media literacy in the classroom. As a bonus, if you pre-order the text through the NAMLE Marketplace, a percentage of the sale goes towards promoting media literacy education in the United States.[learn more]

A Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy

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