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See previous year’s postings here: 2016;  2015

I conducted three presentations September 27 at the annual conference of the SC Council of the Social Studies, in Greenville SC.  1) Presidential Debates & Commercials: What Students Should Know; 2)  Stories of Survival: A New Website Resource for Holocaust Teachers; 3) Introducing “Portraits of America: Democracy on Film.”

Frank Baker Receives International Media Literacy Recognition

Help Students Get Smart about those ‘Smart Pills’ (MiddleWeb)

August   Frank was quoted in this EdWeek blogpost (August 24) “We Need To Teach Our Students To Be Smart Consumers of Information”

Real Media Literacy: Spotting A Fake News Story (Middleweb)

July Deconstruct A Fake News Website

June Teach The Techniques of Media Manipulators 

May Teaching Visual Literacy: Images & Propaganda (Middleweb)

April Visual & Media Literacy: Campaign Optics (Middleweb)

March Media literacy Meets Congressional Testimony (MiddleWeb)

February  Location, location, location: The role of poli-optics in presidential campaign announcements

Frank is quoted in: In A Meme Culture, How To Spark Critical Thinking About Movies (School Library Journal)
Visual Literacy & The Movies (School Library Journal)


Teaching Media Literacy With Super Bowl Ads (MiddleWeb)
Using Numbers In The News To Boost & Engage Students in Media Literacy (Middleweb)

Your Students Eyeballs Are Worth a Bundle (Middleweb)

October When Should We Teach Critical Thinking to Kids? (Middleweb)

Renewing Media Literacy Education (Fall 2018, SCASL Messenger)

A Free Hollywood Curriculum Will Use American Films to Teach Democracy (Middleweb)

Use The Emmy Awards As  A Versatile Teaching Tool (Middlweb)
Media Literacy and Why It’s Important (Palmetto State Arts Education)

Using Short Videos To Teach Media Literacy (MiddleWeb)
Improving Educator’s Use of Video To Impact Instruction (NCTE)

Renewing Media Literacy Education (ASCD)
Using Pop Culture To Teach Media Literacy (Middleweb)

Media Literacy: The Grapes of Wrath (Middleweb)

Media Literacy: Learning from the Oscars (MiddleWeb)
Media Literacy: 1968 in the Spotlight (MiddleWeb)

We are once again indebted to Joyce Valenza for urging educators to engage students in media literacy & critical thinking using the upcoming Super Bowl ads.  
Teach Media Literacy With Super Bowl Ads
Frank is quoted: I was interviewed about children, TV and advertising for this mom’s blog.
Frank is quoted: Top 10 Sites To Help Students Check Their Facts (ISTE)
Based on a True Story? History Vs Hollywood (Middleweb)
MLC honored as one of the Top 100 Education Websites
Using Weight Loss Ads To Teach Media Literacy (MiddleWeb)

November 22  Frank was interviewed on SCETV’s Carolina Classrooms series, on the need for media literacy in SC classrooms.  Link to stream http://video.scetv.org/video/3007287040/
Using Film To Teach Reading & Literacy (Middleweb)
During Media Literacy Week, I gave a presentation at the USC Honors College on Fake News & Media Literacy. Two weeks later, I moderated a panel discussion on the same topic which featured local educators and journalists.

We’re Not The Only Ones Who Want Kids’ Attention (Middleweb)
Revised: Why Media Literacy Week Matters So Much (MiddleWeb)

ASCD recommends my media literacy chapter in its 15 Recommended Media Literacy Resources
If There’s War, Where Will Students Get News (MiddleWeb)
I was quoted on fake news in two Science News For Students stories:
In An Era of Fake News, Students Must Act Like Journalists; Fake News:  How Not To Fall for It

I participated in the four day/four city Alabama Library Expo,( Sept 18-21) presenting to hundreds of media specialists at locations from Mobile to Birmingham, to Montgomery to Decatur

What Every Student Needs To Know About The News, (Middleweb)
Using the Emmy Awards To Teach Media Literacy (revised) MiddleWeb

Engaging Students in Tobacco Analysis (Middleweb)
My work was referenced in: Why Visual Literacy Is More Important Than Ever & 5 Ways to Cultivate It
School Library Journal reviewed my book “Media Literacy In The K-12 Classroom” 2nd Ed (ISTE)

6/27 Civil Rights; How Pictures Changed America (MiddleWeb)

On June 19, I keynoted the OELMA PD Summer Institute, Popping the Fake News Bubble, held on the OSU Newark campus. This writer captured the essence of my talk as well as the state of school libraries in Ohio.

How to Close Read Infographics (MiddleWeb)
Getting Smart’s Review of “Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom” (2nd Edition)
Quick Ideas for Visual/Media Literacy Lessons (MiddleWeb)

Frank is quoted in “Avoiding The Fake News Trap”  ASCD, Education Update
Frank is quoted in the Olean Times Herald and in this column,
What Media Literacy Means In The Age of Alternative Facts, by ISTE (available to members)

Engaging Students (& Teachers) In Media Literacy: Frank interviewed on the March 21st edition of Blog Talk Radio
The President & The Press, MiddleWeb
Register to Listen  March 16 SLJ/ISTE Webinar: Information Literacy In The Age of Fake News

Frank is quoted in this School Library Journal column on news literacy (Feb 27)
The Role of Emotion in Media (MiddleWeb, Feb 19)

Thanks to SC ETV for publishing my lesson plan
Listen to Frank talk about Media Literacy on the Jan 19 edition of BlogTalkRadio
My new blog: Close Reading The Media, and first post: The Art of Film
The Post Register (Idaho Falls) quotes Frank in this guest column by the editor
eSchool News quoted Frank and summarized the recent SLJ Webinar on Pop Literacy
Frank is quoted in School Library Journal’s cover story on fake news
2016 Photos of the Year