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Frank W. Baker's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

Literacy Accountability In A New Media Age

A middle school teacher's commentary in the current issue of Education Week urges his fellow educators (and test producers) to consider the kinds of texts young people attend to today. "Reading video, images and other multimodal texts," he says, "demands just as much critical thinking and analysis as a challenging excerpt from Moby Dick."

Added by Frank W. Baker on September 23, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Obama TV Speech Controversy & Media Literacy

It seems to me---whether your students watch or not---here is a great media literacy /teachable moment opportunity. Here are some questions that might be considered--by both teachers and students:

1. Where did you first hear about the President's speech?

2. What (and where) have you read or heard about what he is planning to say?

3. Who is his primary audience? (Might there be a secondary audience too?)

4. Where in the curriculum might you discuss the importance of… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on September 4, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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