arvind + literacy   66

Teaching essay writing should not be formulaic (essay)
A little while back, we wrote an essay arguing against killing off the undergraduate essay. The piece generated a lot of reaction, much of it focused on the question of what an essay should be. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  education  english  gwg  literacy  writing  Delicious 
august 2016 by arvind
What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon | Edutopia
The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. It's not surprising that we feel a press for time. Our expectations for students have increased dramatically, but our actual class time with students has not. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  classroom  english  gwg  literacy  reading  teaching  Delicious 
june 2016 by arvind
The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies
incredibly simple, yet telling way to look at how a film portrays (or doesn't) women
literacy  diversity  movies  gender  feminism  21apples  education  media  women  Delicious 
may 2013 by arvind
10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics
via makeuseof.com MakeUseOf.com put together a nice compilation of free tools for making infographics. Is anyone doing this with their students? It seems like it would meet many benchmarks ...
art  data  infographic  information  list  literacy  math  mathematics  science  visuals  Delicious 
october 2010 by arvind
ALA | Coping with Challenges
The American Library Association resource page on dealing with book challenges. This translates well to challenges to certain websites that people want blocked - it should go through a community process.
process  community  21apples  education  literacy  library  resource  guide  articles  help  media  policy  legal  Delicious 
april 2010 by arvind
Is blogging writing?
An interesting article looking at the differences between traditional writing and blogging
blogging  writing  education  21apples  literacy  Delicious 
april 2010 by arvind
YouTube - mwesch's Channel
Michael Wesch's YouTube channgel. Great videos here, including his own, and ones he bookmarks
youtube  video  neit2009  wesch  education  21apples  media  literacy  resource  list  Delicious 
november 2009 by arvind
Would You Please Block?
wonderful post from Bud the Teacher on why they don't block websites unless legally required to do so
filtering  internet  filter  AUP  teaching  leadership  filters  21apples  literacy  Delicious 
november 2009 by arvind
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Accessible Audiobooks for students with visual impairment, dyslexia or learning disabilities
21apples  education  students  literacy  books  audio  accessibility  resources  library  blind  ebooks  audiobooks  dyslexia  Delicious 
october 2009 by arvind
The 100th Day Ritual
could use as an example of fair use when they give credits for images at the end
hewitt  video  nytimes  example  medlia  literacy  fairuse  Delicious 
april 2009 by arvind
There’s something going down on Facebook. Pay attention. | SquaredPeg
incredible story about how marketers may be using Facebook college groups to spy on users, market to them, etc
Facebook  article  web  web2.0  technology  spam  social  privacy  media  literacy  21apples  education  college  university  Delicious 
december 2008 by arvind
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
The Center for Social Media at American University put together a presentation on best practices for fair use in media literacy
media  literacy  web  resources  library  reference  presentation  teaching  education  21apples  fairuse  copyright  technology  Delicious 
november 2008 by arvind
copyrightconfusion
presentation and resources for clarifying copyright confusion, teaching fair use, and more
copyright  teaching  wiki  resources  media  literacy  library  law  21apples  Delicious  education 
november 2008 by arvind
When Young Teachers Go Wild on the Web
a bit of a scary article on bad decisions made by teachers in their online lives. Similar to bad decisions made by teachers (or anyone) in their offline lives
web  education  article  teachers  literacy  teaching  facebook  privacy  myspace  21apples  Delicious 
october 2008 by arvind
Get the Ideal PC for You on Oprah.com/intel
ad-driven, yet interesting cartoon woman talking about processors, machines, etc. could be good to use with students, as long as they ask the critical question - who made this and why?
media  literacy  ad  commercial  video  education  technology  Intel  computer  Delicious 
october 2008 by arvind
Wired Campus: A Sociologist Says Students Aren't So Web-Wise After All - Chronic...
great article explaining how teens might just know less than we think about technology. Perhaps it depends on how you measure "knowing"
technology  university  students  literacy  21apples  education  Web  Student  Delicious 
april 2008 by arvind
On The Media- Pulling Back the Curtain
great interview from NPR talking about how much audio editing is actually done to make them sound soooo smart
media  literacy  podcasting  audio  editor  editing  NPR  21apples  Delicious 
april 2007 by arvind
Well Connected - The Center for Public Integrity
great site that lets you see who owns the media outlets in your neighborhood. just type in your zip code or enter your city. powerful for media lit
media  research  education  21apples  literacy  commercial  radio  television  Delicious 
march 2007 by arvind
C-SPAN Classroom
It lets you download clips from C-SPAN, find discussion questions, search and create your own library. Good resource.
education  government  history  law  lessons  literacy  politics  resource  video  free  21apples  Delicious 
february 2007 by arvind
MediaChannel.org -- Media Ownership 2001
great chart showing the big 6 media companies and what brands they control
business  information  media  politics  television  radio  music  21apples  education  literacy  Delicious 
february 2007 by arvind
Mixed Messages: Tracking Political Advertising
great directory of political ads, mostly from house, senate races in the U.S. watch them for free from the Washington Post
advertising  politics  video  resources  education  media  literacy  NYSAISEdTech2006  Delicious 
november 2006 by arvind
BBC NEWS | Programmes | The Power of Nightmares: Baby It's Cold Outside
BBC news article on great series examining use of fear to create power for governments. i.e. using islamic terrorists as the fear tool to control the american public.
article  documentary  film  video  NYSAISEdTech2006  media  literacy  government  Delicious 
november 2006 by arvind
Center for Media Literacy
fantastic resource and curriculum for media literacy education
media  literacy  education  21apples  NYCIST  free  curriculum  lessons  standards  NYSAISEdTech2006  Delicious 
november 2006 by arvind
A commercial for Dove - Google Video
great commercial from dove showing how they make people completely over with makeup and photography. time elapsed video.
media  literacy  video  education  free  photoshop  21apples  girls  women  feminism  commercial  activism  NYSAISEdTech2006  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Daily Kos: State of the Nation
great visual display of how the CNN website presents very little news and information.
cnn  article  design  advertising  21apples  media  literacy  news  web  information  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Don't Buy It | PBS KIDS GO!
a media literacy site for kids made by PBS kids. activities and lessons here. info for teachers and students.
media  literacy  education  tweens  advertising  teachers  kids  21apples  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
MediaWatch
MediaWatch is a national, not-for-profit organization that works to promote social justice and equality by conducting media research and advocating for change within government, industry and the public.
media  web  internet  education  technology  students  literacy  teachers  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
WWW CyberGuides for Web Evaluation
The "WWW CyberGuide" Internet evaluation forms were developed by Karen McLachlan informally as a means of introducing the World Wide Web to novice users in 1996.
web  evaluation  standards  education  students  teachers  tools  research  resources  library  literacy  articles  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Center for Digital Literacy - Teaching Resources
The WebMAC instruments are intended to identify areas for improvement of an existing Web site and/or guidance for the design of a new Web site.
web  evaluation  standards  education  students  teachers  tools  research  resources  library  literacy  articles  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Center for Digital Literacy - Home
The Center for Digital Literacy (CDL) at Syracuse University, established in Spring 2003, supports collaborative research and development projects related to understanding the impact of information, technology and media literacies on children and adults i
digital  literacy  education  teachers  students  web  internet  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
frontline: merchants of cool: media giants | PBS
Great resource from PBS: Examine the charts breaking down what each of the five U.S. media giants now control (as of February 2001). Also included on this list is Bertelsmann AG, which in globalizing has bought up several large American media divisions.
culture  media  flash  social  literacy  commercial  NYSAISEdTech2006  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
HOME | MLA | Copyright for music librarians
Music Library Association - guides for fair use, current issues, resources
education  literacy  media  technology  fair  use  copyright  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Educational Photocopying | MLA
great explanations of what teachers should and should not do in terms of copying published materials
education  literacy  media  technology  fair  use  copyright  library  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Alliance for a Media Literate America
Bringing Hurricane Katrina Into the Classroom: Media Literacy Lessons
media  literacy  education  lessons  teachers  students  web  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
IMSA 21st Century Information Fluency Project - Search Help for Students of All ...
Free resource for teachers to use with students learning to effectively search the web for credible information.
curriculum  lessons  education  teachers  students  media  literacy  web  21apples  free  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Common Errors in English
huge list of errors commonly made in English
academic  book  education  guide  language  literacy  resource  speech  writing  Delicious 
june 2006 by arvind
Weblogg-ed
An educational weblog by Will Richardson, THE educational blogger. Fantastic resource for anyone interested in how blogs and schools mix. He has a new book out as well about blogging in schools
academic  blog  collaboration  education  english  literacy  resources  teacher  web  wiki  writing  21apples  NYCIST  Delicious 
april 2006 by arvind
Ad Council : Campaigns
fantastic library of campaigns run by the ad-council. The link to individual campaign websites, online activities, and videos of the public service announcements.
resources  video  web  media  advertising  21apples  literacy  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Jean De Filles
a Levi's sponsored French blog on jeans and customizing jeans. Great resource for French teachers wanting students to read French writing but still keeping the content interesting and real. How about getting stuents to comment on French blogs? From Ewan M
blog  education  language  French  students  web  literacy  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Media Literacy at Ithaca College - Project Look Sharp
a helpful media literacy resource for teachers. they have a library, teaching materials, and thorough lessons with teaching materials. Videos/dvd's available as well. Lots of free and pay stuff.
education  media  resource  teachers  curriculum  literacy  21apples  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
CenSEARCHip
very interesting site that compares google searches from 2 different countries. choose to compare between China, France, Germany and the United States. you can choose to compare web searches or image searches. some great exercises for students possible.
education  literacy  democracy  tc-civics  privacy  web  freedom  government  google  21apples  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
A website about the made-up Tree Octopus. An example of using the web to present convincing, but false information. A great resource for media literacy education.
media  literacy  education  NYCIST  21apples  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Martin Luther King Jr. - A True Historical Examination
One of the top hits on Google for Martin Luther King Jr, but closer examination reveals that the site is run by Stormfront (a white supremacist organization). Students reference this site often when writing papers on MLK Jr, not realizing the origin. A gr
media  literacy  education  NYCIST  21apples  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info
A site talking about the perils Dihydrogen Monoxide (i.e. water). The satire is used as an example of what can happen when people don't use their media literacy skills to decipher an official-looking website. Log in to the press section at the bottom to r
literacy  research  web  education  media  NYCIST  21apples  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press
The website of the brilliant information theorist. Don't miss the PowerPoint essay.
academic  articles  book  information  literacy  media  presentation  design  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Wired News: Scenes From the MySpace Backlash
a little more open-minded article from Wired about MySpace, some scary results of kids being on MySpace.
21apples  myspace  article  safety  literacy  teens  students  education  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Wired News: A MySpace Cheat Sheet for Parents
Finally, a progressive approach to MySpace (from Wired Magazine). They advise parents to work with their kids rather than against their kids to deal with MySpace and associated behaviors.
parents  social  teens  article  students  21apples  education  web  online  safety  literacy  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Schools cracking down on teen Web site MySpace | Reuters.com
a Reuters article about public school districts blocking access to MySpace. Interestingly enough, a Tech Director in Rhode island acknowledged that filters don't stop students from accessing sites, but they continue on.
literacy  education  students  21apples  safety  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Weblogg-ed - Grieving at MySpace
post on Will Richardson's blog about kids using MySpace to grieve a classmate's death
students  NYCIST  literacy  web  online  education  Delicious 
february 2006 by arvind
Tolerance.org: Teaching Tolerance: e-bully
An article by teaching tolerance about cyber bullying and what schools and families can do to combat it
safety  students  teachers  parents  education  online  web  literacy  techmeeting  Delicious 
february 2006 by arvind
InSafe Homepage
Europe's Internet safety information site - trying to empower citizens to use the Internet safely and effectively.
safety  literacy  media  internet  web  students  teachers  21apples  security  Delicious 
february 2006 by arvind
Safer Internet Day 2006
35 European countries teamed up for Safer Internet Day. Part of the day was a blogathon - see the collection of postings here. We need a U.S. version of this. Let's start it!
blog  safety  literacy  21apples  students  teachers  education  future  feeds  Delicious 
february 2006 by arvind
Wired News: Teens Reveal Too Much Online
another article on MySpace et al and how teens reveal too much. More Perry Aftab quotations. I am still waiting for the educational technology perspective.
article  safety  literacy  students  parents  21apples  web  Delicious 
february 2006 by arvind
Teens' Bold Blogs Alarm Area Schools
Washington Post article on teen blogging (myspace, friendster, xanga)). Included interview with Perry Aftab (she seems to be the most quoted these days).
article  blog  privacy  safety  literacy  students  parents  21apples  education  web  Delicious 
january 2006 by arvind
U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use
The U.S. government's page on fair use standards. What can educators use in their classrooms without violating copyright?
copyright  education  literacy  media  library  nysais05  Delicious 
november 2005 by arvind

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