In no particular order, here are six of our top media education (and media-related) reads for July that are actually worth your time. What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!
– Got two minutes? Take this quiz to find out what kind of digital media educator you are, thanks to Powerful Voices for Kids.
– ICYMI, LAMP Executive Director D.C. Vito shares a medieval media literacy lesson that snuck into his summer vacation.
– Fareed Zakaria cautions Americans about our obsession with STEM education, pointing out what gets lost when we sacrifice broad-based thinking for narrow skill development: “America will not dominate the 21st century by making cheaper computer chips but instead by constantly reimagining how computers and other new technologies interact with human beings.”
– The New York Times posted an article about how screen addiction is taking a toll on children, as explored in an upcoming PBS documentary. Get alternative takes on the issue from experts including danah boyd and Chris Bergman.
– A middle school teacher in Pennsylvania shares a news literacy lesson plan he developed using the Newseum’s “Today’s Front Page” display.
– App developers from Toca Boca, Goldieblox and others spoke frankly about the challenges they face in order to better represent gender diversity across games and apps for youth.