Month: March 2018

Why “media literacy” doesn’t stand a chance

JSocial media researcher danah boyd says forces that embrace racial extremism, anti-democratic messaging and lies about so-called crisis actors are adept at exploiting the internet, while educators and journalists still struggle to pierce their propaganda. This segment is part of…

Digital media literacy is important for everyone

Media literacy – the ability to analyze, evaluate and understand the news and information you consume – is a complex business these days. To be media savvy in 2018, you must, as always, be able to determine who created your…

OPINION: Media literacy is essential on online platforms

It seems no one can spend a year, or even a week, in college without at least one YouTube binge. Those sessions that start with a video sent by a friend or linked in an article that turn into chains…

danah boyd: How critical thinking and media literacy efforts are backfiring today

Few would dispute the value of helping students develop critical thinking and information literacy. But if these skills are promoted simply as a reactionary way to challenge knowledge, says danah boyd, the future can look even more chaotic and bleak….

Media Education Educator Certification

Need to develop your skills first? the KQED Media Academy is your way to obtain micro-certificates and certification. PBS Certified Media Literacy Educators have demonstrated mastery of effectively assess, create and share media to support their own learning design and…