Stephen Watkins

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Can You Cultivate Critical Thinking With Infographics?

<b>Can You Cultivate Critical Thinking With Infographics?</b><p>by <b>Latasha Doyle</b><p>One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is ensuring that your students are …

What does open pedagogy for information literacy look like?

We’re launching Domain of One’s Own at my institution this year. If you haven’t heard of Domains, it’s a program that helps institutions offer …

Pedagogy

How the digital age changes literacy education

In most U.S. schools, it used to be that children were expected to arrive at kindergarten ready to read — mastering the alphabet and beginning to …

Electing a President Without Facts

<i>"We need media literacy as much as we need to learn to read."</i> -- Jennifer Pozner<p><i>"The world will not be a better place when these fact-based news organizations die. We will be propelled into a culture where facts and opinions will be interchangeable, where lies will become true and where fantasy</i> …

How Can Media Literacy Save our Democracy? - Julie Smith

Can media literacy save our democracy? You bet.<p>Democracy depends on a well-informed electorate. And the more time I spend on social media platforms, …

Social Media

Media literacy more important than ever: Teitel | Toronto Star

Picture yourself standing in front of a row of newspaper boxes on a street corner in downtown Toronto. You see the Toronto Star, the National Post …

Social Media

Critical Digital Citizenship: Promoting Empathy and Social Justice Online

I wrote <i>Critical Citizenship for Critical Times</i> in 2013, responding to the political upheaval in Egypt. I argued that teaching critical thinking …

Public Relations

5 Questions Students Should Ask About Media

Interested in helping students learn how to spot a stereotype on a TV show? Or how to identify bias in a news article? Are your students obsessed …

Fake News

Before you share that meme, America: A plea for basic media literacy this election season

Tell me, what do these two memes at right have in common? Answer: Both are false.<p>Someone somewhere sat down at a computer, pulled up photo of Hillary …

Social Media

Slow Politics, Slow Media and Slow Teaching: Toward a More Perfect Union

With less than two months to go in this hyperbolic and "deplorable" election season, I am burnt out.<p>Am I alone?<p>I have spent a great deal of time trying to inform myself about serious issues--racial and religious prejudice, income inequality and class division, environmental devastation and climate …

Digital Curation as a Core Competency in Current Learning and Literacy: A Higher Education Perspective

<i>Leona M. Ungerer</i><p>Abstract<p>Digital curation may be regarded as a core competency in higher education since it contributes to establishing a sense of …

Use 'War of the Worlds' to Teach Media Literacy

Orson Welles (Associated Press)<p><i>Originally published Oct. 29, 2014; updated Oct. 22, 2016</i><p>Imagine turning on your radio one normal Sunday night and …