This article by Google (about their own initiative) highlights interesting work in technology applications used to study and evaluate gender roles onscreen in film and to use data to analyze screen time by gender in a variety of movies. This resource can be of value in media literacy work that explores gender bias and social implications of media messages. For further research, there are many resources available through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
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Posted in Media Literacy, tagged A Hard Day's Night, Arthur, George Harrison, Jon Batiste, PBS Kids, Richard Lester, Stephen Colbert, The Late Show, The Love Ducks on January 31, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Arthur as a title has two great distinctions. (Yes, and a big Dudley Moore hit from a few decades ago. Kinda funny. But odd, for sure.) First, George Harrison’s inimitable punch line to “What do you call this haircut?” in the groundbreaking Richard Lester masterwork and Beatles-style celebration of life and music-making A Hard Day’s Night.
And next, what is easily in the Top 5 of best-ever kids’ TV shows (and really one of the best of any shows): Arthur. Yup, the kids animated show. Endlessly inventive, quirky, character-driven, wittily subversive and provocative, gentle, inspiring, dramatically solid, and consistently brilliant, Arthur is a treasure of children’s programming. You want a major lesson in Media Literacy? — check out The Love Ducks from the episode That’s a Baby Show!
So this recent piece by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert featuring his musical collaborator Jon Batiste and some special guests was a real treat. Enjoy!
Pictures can be worth many words, and as we reflect upon the close of this year, here are a few powerful ones from the White House (and its soon-to-be-leaving inhabitants). Many lessons to be learned here. There are so many legacies to this presidency, so much to be debated and learned and reflected upon for educators and students — and for all citizens of the world, in fact. (And the full photo album by Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza is here.)
Posted in Media Literacy, tagged #NCTE16, 2016 Media Literacy Award, Anna Roseboro, Jerome Harste, Making Curriculum Pop, Matt de la Peña, NCTE Annual Conference, Pam Goble, Ryan Goble, Ta-Nehisi Coates on November 26, 2016| Leave a Comment »
The National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia was such a powerful, memorable experience. To be introduced by Pam Goble, co-author of Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies in All Content Areas, for the 2016 Media Literacy Award was an exceptional honor. This was particularly the case when seeing such uplifting and moving fellow honorees and their addresses, including Anna Roseboro, Matt de la Peña, Jerome Harste, and others. And the conference itself was so full of invigorating conversations, enlightening discoveries, and moments of inspiration. High on the list of inspiration was the discussion on Saturday night with Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me and current Black Panther author. I think this was a case of perfect timing for many of us in the standing-room only World Conference Center in Atlanta.
Moreover, it was a great pleasure to see a workshop presentation by Pam and her son, educator and author Ryan Goble, introducing lesson development based on Making Curriculum Pop related to the specific topic of climate change. Ryan’s work in this area, linking investigation of climate change with media literacy education, is exceptional and highly recommended to educators through multiple grade levels.
I am so very honored to be the recipient of the NCTE Media Literacy Award for 2016, and very much looking forward to attending the NCTE Annual Conference this weekend. Thanks so much to the National Council of Teachers of English for continuing to recognize and highlight the importance of media literacy education for all of our students. I will be sharing more news and updates on these pages in the days to come, and please also visit @carlcasinghino for the latest tweets about #NCTE16. The conference will include a keynote speech by Ta-Nehisi Coates and talks by Diane Ravitch and Brad Meltzer, among others. Stay tuned!