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March 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Helping Students Deal with News & Images of Disaster in Japan

Helping Students Deal with Images and News from Japan

by Frank W. Baker Copyright 2011 (Media Literacy Clearinghouse)





We are all overwhelmed by what we see in the news. For many of our students, taking the time to help them better understand those images and where they originate is another step toward visual and media literacy.



Images can be frightening and unsettling—on that we can all agree. For your students here are some questions that might help get a… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Why NCLB is inherently flawed

The current structure of the No Child Left Behind program guarantees that children will be left behind for two specific reasons.  The purpose of this note is to elucidate those reasons and suggest concrete solutions.

 

Educational Standards in the 19th Century

 

The most important reason that NCLB can not succeed is inherent in the goals that have been set.  The Educational Establishment wants to go “back to basics” and has concentrated on reading and…

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Added by Robert Zenhausern on March 14, 2011 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

Helping Students Deal with Images and News from Japan

Helping Students Deal with Images and News from Japan

by Frank W. Baker copyright 2011 (Media Literacy Clearinghouse)



We are all overwhelmed by what we see in the news. For many of our students, taking the time to help them better understand those images and where they originate is another step toward visual and media literacy.



Images can be frightening and unsettling—on that we can all agree. For your students here are some questions that might help get a discussion… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Tips for Planning A Lesson Around Japan's Disasters

A New York Times blogger offers resources and lesson plans for teaching students about Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The author has compiled past New York Times resources on tsunamis and earthquakes, along with links to Internet resources on the topics and information about Japanese history and culture. A separate post has a list of questions that can be used in discussions about… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Reality Central: Student Readings About Popular Culture

While attending a recent curriculum conference, I stumbled upon these books inside the conference exhibit hall. Pearson has… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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