Friday, February 10, 2012

Digital and Media Literarcy: Connecting Culture and Classroom

Hobbs, Renee. Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4129-8158-3

From the Publisher:
Maximize the power of media for teaching 21st-century skills

Today’s students tweet, text, and navigate apps up to 12 hours each day, but they may not know how to effectively analyze a TV show or website. Award-winning author Renee Hobbs demonstrates how to incorporate media literacy into the secondary classroom, providing the tools teachers need to:

  • Effectively foster students' critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Integrate media literacy into every subject
  • Select meaningful media texts for use in the classroom
  • Recognize the "teachable moment" in dialogue about popular culture

Included are vignettes of Grade 6-12 teachers who are connecting their English, history, chemistry, and health classrooms to media culture. A companion website offers video clips and discussion questions related to the sample lesson plans in each chapter. Digital andMedia Literacy offers a wealth of ideas that you can implement immediately to prepare students for college and the workforce.