2008: May

27  Blogger review of media literacy sessions at ICA 2008

The fourth edition of the Gender and Media Diversity Journal focuses on the topic of media, activism and change. It explores various aspects of media activism – how media itself plays an activist role and how activists are increasingly using the media more pro-actively on issues as diverse as gender, HIV/AIDS, children’s rights and governance. It raises some complex questions about the ethics and accountability related to activism and journalism.

16 New report: Using The Media To Promote Adolescent Well Being

14-16  International Media Literacy Research Forum conference, UK

13 It was my pleasure to be the guest on Brattleboro VT radio station
WVEW FM on the “Healthy Media Choices” program. I enjoyed talking to the host
about media and media literacy issues.


Themed issue of Radical Teacher #81
Teaching About and With Alternative Media


Featured Event Press release on New Research in Digital Media’s Potential Role in Education

“Like Taking Candy from a Baby: How Young Children Interact with Online Environments,” new study from Consumer Reports Webwatch; watch related videos

7  Congratulations to David Considine, honored with the cable TV’s “Leader In Learning” Award in the media literacy category, read more here

6      I participated in EDUCA– USE’s webinar on Digital Visual Literacy. Even though the event was aimed at a higher ed audience, I think many in K-12 education can learn from what these folks are advocating. By registering at their homepage, above, you can gain access to and download their FREE
teaching modules.

Virginia schools are the first to mandate Internet safety classes. But are kids listening? (CS Monitor column)

Apparently, Virginia is well ahead of other states in providing schools guidance on web safety.  This report is from late 2006.

VA Internet safety in schools guidelines