22 Seeing Through Toy C0mmercials
12 Presenter, FYSE 138/FYSS 101 The Art & Science of Resilience, College of Charleston, Charleston SC
31 I was a presenter on the webinar sponsored by Media & Information Literacy in India organization
28 I was a panelist on “Let’s Talk Media Literacy” sponsored by the Colorado Virtual Library and Colorado Department of Education
21 Picturing The Pandemic: my latest blogpost at MiddleWeb
21 I hosted Presidential Debates & Commercials: What Students Need To Know, a webinar for the SC Council for the Social Studies
19 I co-hosted “Visualizing The Trump Presidency” webinar, archived here
14,16 I hosted two “Helping Students Better Judge the Credibility of Information” webinars for the Writing Improvement Network
10 I hosted a webinar for educators participating in Project Citizen on media literacy and research skills for students.
I was a panelist on Media & Democracy: Time For A Reset (webinar)
Blogpost: Use Print & TV Ads As Informational Texts (Middleweb)
I presented Media Literacy to the Clemson (SC) Sertoma club via webinar
I presented a webinar on media literacy in a fake news world for the Tree of Life (Columbia SC)
Columbia Metropolitan Magazine interviewed me for this article.
I was the keynote speaker for the international webinar “Media Literacy: Critical Thinking for the Information Age,” hosted by the Prestige Institute for Management & Research, Indore India (July 30)
My blogpost, “Media Literacy: Teaching Kids About Political Ads” was published July 30 at Middleweb.com
My topic “Media Literacy as A Lens to Media Coverage” examined media coverage of Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement, during a webinar for the South Carolina Council of African American Studies. (July 28)
Here is a Zoom, with my new colleague from Bangalore, India, in which we discuss media literacy (for students) and deconstruct a print ad and some commercials.
Video As Witness/Historian/Primary Source (Middleweb)
From June 2 until July 14, I hosted a virtual book club with Ohio librarians who read “Close Reading The Media.”
I co-hosted the Magazine Media Literacy Webinar with Renee Hobbs; archived here.
MediaLiteracyNow posts my column about efforts to pass a medialiteracy law here
SC ETV posted my blog: Why Verfication Skills Are Important for Students
I hosted the webinar MEDIA LITERACY SKILLS FOR ALL STUDENTS, sponsored by SC-ETV
Why Media Literacy Is Important in Science Classrooms (MiddleWeb)
I was interviewed by the ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Blog: Fake News, State Standards, Media Literacy
I was a participant at the 4 SCASL regional meetings of school librarians. I keynoted in the morning on media literacy and fake news and in the afternoon I conducted concurrent sessions demonstrating my approach to incorporating media literacy into instruction.
I was interviewed for the post: The State of Media Literacy Education (2/19)
Education Week makes note of SC’s efforts to strengthen media literacy (2/13)
Verification: The #1 Vocabulary Word for 2020 (Middleweb blogpost)
I testified (February 5) before the SC House Education Subcommitee in support of HB 4673
NCTE published my post on its blog about films based on true stories
I was quoted in two Education Week stories: Making Current Events Connections to Lessons and
Fake News is Everywhere, But Students Can Be Taught To Spot It
Social Media Influencers: Who Can You Trust? (Middleweb)
I was interviewed by WSPA TV (Spartanburg) about the media literacy measure
I was quoted in THE STATE newspaper about a new media literacy bill in SC
I was mentioned in this School Library Journal article on immigrants, fake news
I was interviewed for Learning.com: Why Is Media Literacy Important?
I conducted three presentations September 27 at the annual conference of the SC Council of the Social Studies, in Greenville SC. 1) Presidential Debates & Commercials: What Students Should Know; 2) Stories of Survival: A New Website Resource for Holocaust Teachers; 3) Introducing “Portraits of America: Democracy on Film.”
Frank Baker Receives International Media Literacy Recognition
August I was quoted in this EdWeek blogpost (August 24) “We Need To Teach Our Students To Be Smart Consumers of Information”
Real Media Literacy: Spotting A Fake News Story (Middleweb)
May Teaching Visual Literacy: Images & Propaganda (Middleweb)
April Visual & Media Literacy: Campaign Optics (Middleweb)
I was quoted in: In A Meme Culture, How To Spark Critical Thinking About Movies (School Library Journal)
Visual Literacy & The Movies (School Library Journal)