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August 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Visual Literacy: Comparing Obama Magazine Cover Images

As we all know, the news depends on visual images, as much as the written word, to communicate. With that in mind, I have gathered together three recent current events/news magazine covers, all of which represent President Obama as a doctor. I have created a simple one page handout that you might decide to use with your students. Let me know what you think. Frank

Added by Frank W. Baker on August 21, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Access Denied

Started PD back at school last week and discovered that this website is blocked by my district's filter. Anyone have any suggestions.

Added by Brandon Jones on August 15, 2009 at 10:13pm — 3 Comments

New book: Shimmering Literacies: Popular Culture and Reading and Writing Online

Peter Lang Publishers. Book description: This book examines the powerful role of popular culture in the daily online literacy practices of young people. Whether as subject matter, discourse, or through rhetorical patterns, popular culture dominates both the form and the content of online reading and writing. In order to understand not only how but why online technologies have… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on August 12, 2009 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

PBS repeats doc on Depression Era Photographers

NOTE: Copyright allows this program to be recorded, used and retained for one year.

Local broadcast: check your local PBS station's broadcast schedule for the exact date and time in your area. Many stations are airing this during the week of August 10-15.



Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers

An exploration of challenges faced by New Deal-sponsored photographers Gordon Parks, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Walker Evans, Jack Delano… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on August 5, 2009 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Quick! Tell Us What KUTGW Means

From the August 5 edition of The Wall Street Journal: the language of texting and IMing.

Added by Frank W. Baker on August 5, 2009 at 1:46pm — 4 Comments

Looking Back on NAMLE's "Bridging Literacies" Conference

Ryan's email reminded me to post this new website where I have embedded links to some bloggers who wrote about happenings at the just concluded National Association of Media Literacy Education bi-annual conference in Detroit Michigan. Among other things, NAMLE unveiled the first issue of its new online journal:

The Journal of Media Literacy Education. This year's conference was full of engaging events and… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on August 4, 2009 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

ACT/SAT prep

www.grockit.com - Online collaborative ACT/SAT prep groups. Might be of interest to some of your students!

Added by Kelly Farrow on August 4, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

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