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6 Media Education Reads Worth Your Time in July

6 Media Education Reads Worth Your Time in July (Even on the Beach!)

By July 20, 2015 News No Comments

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!


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– 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.