“Adam Ruins Everything” is the quintessential media literacy TV program (by TruTV) for older adolescent viewers. And now episodes are available on Netflix! It is investigative research at its finest, combined with wit and high energy. A must see—not just during National Media Literacy Week—but all year round.
When 50 million children and adolescents return to school this fall, they will be immersed in the core subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. But arguably the most important set of knowledge and skills of the digital
A big digital knuckle bump to the European Association for Viewers’ Interests (EAVI) for creating a Ning community to magnify the principles of media literacy, especially to promote citizenship and civic engagement. Take a look at their charming 7-minute video and take
So, what about the effects of media violence on young people? It’s a careful dance, as you will see in the PBS special “After Newtown” that aired today. Go to the 23-minute mark (you’ll have to follow the link to
Although there are media literacy traditionalists who view technology and media literacy as frenemies, I see the two as a match made in heaven. My recent exposure to a glamorous technology fairy tale with a happy ending (“The Future of the Book”) engendered high