2007: November

19  NEA Study: American Youth TV Habits Lower Job Prospects, Community Service (link to study)

17 NCTE’s Commission On Media recognizes Florida teacher with national media literacy award (photo)

16  Media literacy is alive and well. That’s my assessment after more than 100 educators attended a session I shared with two of my colleagues Friday morning at the start of the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The session covered visual literacy, wikis, and the language of film. We created a web page with our  handouts and links to resources.


I Want My iTV (Business Week)
But a truly personal TV won’t be coming anytime soon. While all the technology to create it is in place, players—from cable companies to film studios—can’t agree on the business model to make it happen


Wired Magazine cover story:
rise of Manga in America

Children and the Internet
The Internet is changing the way American children learnIt’s fun, but does it make you smarter?

Socially wired

Creating a place for MySpace

Web pornography’s effects on children

9 Media fact checking on the rise: Newspaper and broadcast journalists both are becoming more aggressive in challenging false or misleading political claims, according to two new studies released Nov. 9 by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.


Partnership for 21st Century Skills issues new “Route21” report and recommendations

NBC’s “Meet The Press”  marks 60th anniversary on air

5   Studies lay out violent TV’s risk to tots  Later problems found in young viewers (link to study press release)

Ed-tech groups issue urgent call to action; New report aims to spark leadership on educational technology

Cable in the Classroom Magazine - November 2007 Congratulations to media educator Belinha De Abreu for being profiled and recognized in the November issue of Cable In The Classroom