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Thanks Laurie

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Your Labragirl project also looks great.

BTW, my new piece, on critical consciousness related to representations of women in advertising and the media is now online here.

Thanks again for your response.

Executive Director @ The Labragirl Film Project

Great to see education headed in this direction!

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Thanks for the blog and illuminating the importance of film and media literacy. As you mention, visual images do shape our reality and although students are becoming more technologically savvy, they do not have the film and media literacy skills necessary to think critically about film and media images. I wholeheartedly support incorporating educational programs and curricula into the classroom that move us from film watching to film analysis.

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And it's why we need to train teachers to do this, but you and I both know how few resources are being provided for released time and faculty development.

And this is one area where teachers could really enjoy faculty development, as opposed to mandatory workshops related to the Common Core and testing.

Mark

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The Key to Media's Hidden Codes

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A great resource Denise. Thank you. I hope others will check it out.

Mark

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This is a fantastic unit, and it truly focuses on the 21st century skills our students need. Check out the Ted Ed video/lesson on coding. It's a great resource for flipped learning and gives great summary information about the codes we experience in our daily lives. It's called "The Key to Media's Hidden Codes." http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-key-to-media-s-hidden-codes

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Peter: Ernie and More

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Peter:

I loved Ernie Kovacs, as I imagine you did too. He was absolutely the master of the sight gag. And I loved your little video, perfect and so great that you have that preserved. I also enjoyed your short post..

Are you still teaching media studies?

Mark

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A short visual literacy video inspired by Ernie Kovacs

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Thanks for this great how-to post on teaching visual literacy.

Back in the late 1970's I started teaching a high school "Media Studies" class. It was one semester, social studies elective that examined the impact of media on society (mainly TV - and all very McLuhan).

Inspired by (stolen from) an old Ernie Kovacs segment, we shot this 1 min video to help my students use critical thinking skills when evaluating visual media. You can watch the video at my post: "Teaching Visual Literacy: Media Studies Before the Internet" http://bit.ly/uLiPl7

Your readers might also enjoy my post: "Forget About Remembering, It's Focus That's the New Literacy" - http://bit.ly/QLbeE2

Middle School Language Arts Teacher from New Jersey

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This is a fantastic unit, and it truly focuses on the 21st century skills our students need. Check out the Ted Ed video/lesson on coding. It's a great resource for flipped learning and gives great summary information about the codes we experience in our daily lives. It's called "The Key to Media's Hidden Codes." http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-key-to-media-s-hidden-codes

Experiential Educator, Tamiscal High School, Larkspur, CA

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Good one, Mark. As someone who came into education from the graphic arts field, I am constantly amazed at the utter lack of attention visual literacy gets. No small part of the problem is that, as the arts become increasingly marginalized in schools, we are left with a pool of teachers who themselves are visually illiterate. It's the blind leading the blind.

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The Gruen Transfer

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Thanks for the added great resource.
I'm sure I missed a number of key resources!
It's great to have others join the dialogue and share their ideas.
I'm glad you did.

Mark

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