Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom

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Corwin Press, Jul 12, 2011 - Education - 214 pages
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"Renee Hobbs, one of the nation's leading authorities on media literacy education and an active presenter, offers real-life examples of teachers who incorporate media literacy education into 7-12 curriculum through creative uses of mass media, popular culture, and online social media. Media Literacy Education will give educators the tools to help secondary students develop the competencies associated with media literacy: the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and communicate messages in a wide variety of forms. Hobbs provides examples and vignettes in the area of English language arts, literature, social studies, health education, and the fine and performing arts. Teachers will learn how to select meaningful media 'texts' for use in the classroom and how to recognize the 'teachable moment' in dialogue and discussion about mass media and popular culture"-- Provided by publisher.

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Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, California, and now lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author of The Lucy Variations, How to Save a Life, What We Lost, Sweethearts, and the National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl. Her website is
Tara Altebrando is an author of books for adults and teens, including The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life,Dreamland Social Club, What Happens Here and The Pursuit of Happiness. She lives with her family in Queens, New York. Her website is

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