2007: September


New Common Sense Media/
Cable in The Classroom Poll

Parents' Internet Actions and Attitudes 2007 Poll Findings

25 The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy
(report  released by the
Center for Social Media, American University, Washington DC)

23 Questions for Students To Consider While Watching Ken Burns’ documentary The War

21  Big Media, Little Kids 2
Ownership of TV station hurts local children’s TV production
(USA Today; link to Children Now study)

October 8, 2007 Cover MSNBC anchor Keith Obermann is the subject of the cover story in this week’s The Nation

20  Today, it was my privilege to be called upon by the SC State Department of Education to provide instruction designed to give educators advice and recommendations on how to improve student reading and writing skills. For my part, I did a compare and contrast activity using Clint Eastwood two films “Flags of Our Fathers,” and “Letters from Iwo Jima.” Later, I conducted a deeper look into POV via films for elementary, middle and high school students.

16  This afternoon, I conducted a workshop with parents and young people at the downtown branch of the Richland County Public Library, on “How Movies Are Made: A Behind-the-Scenes Workshop.” It was fun. I talked about the various stages of film production, and some of the techniques film-makers use. Then participants read a passage from a novel and created their own storyboards. You can see a portion of the presentation here.

Young Children & Media: White Paper from The Fred Rogers Center

Call for Chapters & Reviewers Book on Media and Info Literacy

FAIR Study: Poverty undercovered in network news

Study examines Fox Effect On Voting Behaviors

JEMH Journal Cover

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
Fall 2007 issue
Learning and teaching with electronic games.
Towards a framework for understanding electronic educational gaming.
Gaming literacies: a game design study in action.
Game literacy in theory and practice.

Current Time.com Cover

TIME feature: The All-TIME 100 TV Shows

NCTE English Journal theme:
New Literacies

Pop Economics
cover story in Prospect (Aug. 2007)