April 2019
Partner Spotlight
Bites Media
"Bites is a news platform bridging the gap between the necessity of understanding an issue with the next step of civic action. Our vision is that, in a time of turbulent identity politics, we develop a new generation that holds importance in understanding differing perspectives and the facts that support them. We believe this new generation will become empowered citizens, able to lead the way through productive discourse and knowledgeable action." Read the full interview with Bites Media.
Children's Media Career Symposium
On Thursday, April 11, a group of children’s media experts spoke at the Center for Media and Information Literacy 's second Children’s Media Career Symposium. The evening included a panel focused on trends in children’s media and a second panel focused on career opportunities in the industry. Discussions were followed by questions from the audience and networking time in which students could engage with the children’s media professionals. [ read more ]
Spring Webinar Series
Join the Media Education Lab for two upcoming webinars, which are part of their Spring Webinar Series:

Monday, May 6
7:00 pm EST.  
Presenter: Michelle Ciccone

Monday, May 20
7:00 PM EST
Presenter: Jason Schrontz
NewsGuard released a second version of its free, news literacy browser extension. This "Information Only" version of the extension replaces its red and green badges with black and white "information" badges. This version of the extension is available exclusively for educators and librarians who want to give their students and patrons access to NewsGuard's Nutrition Labels without labeling content as green or red. To receive a private link to access this extension, email  Sarah Brandt.
Article: Youth Voting in 2018
Check out this article by NAMLE Organizational Partner The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) , " Youth Voting Rose in 2018 Despite Concerns over the State of American Democracy, " which investigates the impact of youths' perception of the state of the American Democracy on voting during the 2016 election. [ read the article ]
Game: A Day in the Life of Jos
In this MediaSmarts educational game, A Day in the Life of the Jos, students in grades six to eight help the brother and sister team, Jo and Josie, with situations they encounter online as they go about a typical day in their lives. The modules are represented as five days in the lives of Jo and Josie, covering topics that research has identified as being important for youth. The annual license fee includes access to the interactive game, teacher's guide, interactive quizzes, progress trackers, and performance evaluations. [ learn more ]
LePage Center: History Communication
in the Classroom
Historians in select universities are now teaching History Communication skills to graduate and undergraduate students. This includes media literacy skills and skills to communicate history effectively in today's digital environments. Jason Steinhauer, director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest , has been leading the efforts. [ Read more ]
Common Sense Census
Common Sense launched their latest classroom research, The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroo m , which looks at how teachers are using tech in the classroom, their perceived effectiveness of this technology, and their top digital citizenship concerns. Check out this infographic of the findings. Read the key findings and full report here .
Youth Takeover of KQED
The Youth Takeover is an initiative started by KQED to amplify youth voice and give young people the opportunity to report on issues that affect them. This year included 27 student-produced audio stories from 10 Bay Area high schools. These stories were featured on KQED shows including  Perspectives, The California Report, B-Segment, Forum, Bay Curious  and more. Explore all the stories from the  Youth Takeover  now.
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