The British Government releases an ambitious new plan for its media and communications industries, including a national plan for media literacy education. Also, the British Office of Communications audit entitled Digital Lifestyles.
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Publication Date:June, 2009
Schools and Facebook: Moving Too Fast or Not Fast Enough? Middle School Head Master, Matt Levinson, addresses the use of Facebook in schools and Trends in Teen Social Media Use.Download Newsletter:Topics:
Publication Date:January, 2009
What is clear is that the majority of media offer images of beauty to young girls which are virtually impossible to attain. Many of those images also offer a hyper-sexualized model of feminine identity for girls to emulate. In this issue, you’ll find reviews of two films from the Media Education Foundation which will help you discuss issues of media, sexuality and gender identity with your students and children.Download Newsletter:
Publication Date:October, 2008
Are media reports about internet predators accurate?
NCTE Website Features Partnership for 21st Century Skills Literacy Map and New Report Documents Success of Achieve’s American Diploma Project. Introducing MediaLit Moments - activities for the classroom.Download Newsletter:
Publication Date:August, 2008
In March 2008, the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology convened an information session on media literacy that was open to all department employees. Kimberly Brodie, Special Assistant in the Office of Educational Technology, led the discussion. Tessa Jolls of the Consortium was an invited speaker, as well as Doug Levin of Cable in the Classroom, the U.S. cable industry’s education foundation. This conference is a first-time acknowledgment by the Department that media literacy -- education that focuses on new technologies as a subject for study -- should be considered for inclusion in the Department’s agenda.Download Newsletter:
Publication Date:June, 2008
The UK Office of Communications held the first International Media Literacy Research Forum and an overview of the Byron report on Children and Technology.Download Newsletter: