Media Literacy


New & emerging trends in the use of media in education

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This website was part of a project  originally
started by the late
Dr. Pete Johnson at the USC School of Medicine. I am eternally grateful for its hosting of this site
from 1998-2006.


a resource for educators who want to learn more
about integrating media/technology production
into the classroom

Recommended essays for reading/downloading:
(see also NCTE's Assembly on Media Arts blog)

How to use PhotoStory 3

Why We Need to Teach 21st Century Skills-And How to Do It

Participatory media literacy

"Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social and Educational Networking" (August 2007)

Web 2.0 And The New Visual Literacy

eTEENs: Teens and Technology--The Perfect Storm?
an expert in instructional technology insists that young people’s simultaneous multitasking is actually good for them.

Students Find Their Voices Through Multimedia (Edutopia)

A new crop of kids: Generation We (CNet)

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture:
Media Education for the 21st Century

(see also new text: Convergence Culture)

Digital Media & Learning (MacArthur Foundation)

Integrating Visual Literacy

Student media in transition

The Multitasking Generation (TIME magazine)

Trends in HS Media
(online journal)

Understanding Digital Kids:
Teaching & Learning In The New Digital Landscape

Age of Information Overload

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