Tuesday, March 27
EDUCATION I


ASSIGNMENT FOR TODAY:

Select a provocative ad one that shocked you, questioned your beliefs or demanded further consideration. It could be a magazine ad, a video commercial, a radio ad, anything.

If it's on paper, bring it to class with you.
If it's digital, email it before class to Lisa (lisa.bender@gmail.com).


ONLINE

OFFLINE READ:

Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement (handout).
A set of questions that helps explain what media literacy is.

ONLINE READ:

Fools Gold: A Critical Look at Computers and Childhood (Executive Summary). Alliance for Childhood, August 2001.
Summary of report on the risks that digital technology poses to children's physical, emotional and intellectual development.


BROWSE:

Building the School of the Future
Joint project by Microsoft and the School District of Philadelphia to create a high school that embodies innovation and technology.

The New Mexico Media Literacy Project
A successful media literacy organization empowering kids and adults to become more critical consumers of media messages.

Ad Busters Media Foundation
"Our aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century."

Media Matters
Campaign helping doctors, parents, and kids become more aware of the influence of media on child and adolescent health.


SKIM

How Do Computers Affect Our Children's Minds? The Education Digest, May 2000.
Interview with educational psychologist Jane M. Healy on the use of computers in schools.