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See previous year’s postings here: 2018; 2017; 2016;  2015

Starting June 2 and continuing through July 14, I will be hosting a virtual book club with Ohio librarians who are reading “Close Reading The Media.”

I co-hosted the Magazine Media Literacy Webinar with Renee Hobbs; archived here.

MediaLiteracyNow posts my column about efforts to pass a medialiteracy law here
SC ETV posted my blog: Why Verfication Skills Are Important for Students
I hosted the webinar MEDIA LITERACY SKILLS FOR ALL STUDENTS, sponsored by SC-ETV

Why Media Literacy Is Important in Science Classrooms (MiddleWeb)
I was interviewed by the ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Blog:  Fake News, State Standards, Media Literacy

I particpated at  the 4 SCASL regional gatherings of school librarians. I spoke in the morning as a keynoter on media literacy and fake news and in the afternoon I conducted concurrent sessions demonstrating my approach to incorporating media literacy into instruction.
I was interviewed for the post: The State of Media Literacy Education (2/19)
Education Week makes note of SC’s efforts to strengthen media literacy (2/13)
Verification: The #1 Vocabulary Word for 2020 (Middleweb blogpost)
I testified (February 5) before the SC House Education Subcommitee in support of HB 4673
NCTE published my post on its blog about films based on true stories

I was quoted in two Education Week stories: Making Current Events Connections to Lessons and
Fake News is Everywhere, But Students Can Be Taught To Spot It
Social Media Influencers: Who Can You Trust? (Middleweb)
I joined Rep. Seth Rose to speak to Fox Carolina on the media literacy measure
MediaLiteracyNow releases report on media literacy law effort in 50 states

I was interviewed by WSPA TV (Spartanburg) about the media literacy measure
I was quoted in THE STATE newspaper about a new media literacy bill in SC
I was mentioned in this School Library Journal article on immigrants, fake news

I was interviewed for Learning.com: Why Is Media Literacy Important?

Help Your Students Read/Analyze Political Campaign Ads (Middleweb)

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   I 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

I was 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)