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Mind Over Media: Literacy in an Age of Propaganda

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Renee Hobbs demonstrates how critically analyzing propaganda and creating media advance fundamental literacy competencies.

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Mind Over Media: Literacy in an Age of Propaganda

  1. 1. Mind Over Media: Literacy in an Age of Propaganda Jordanian School Librarians Conference Amman, Jordan November 4, 2018 Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication & Media University of Rhode Island USA Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: @reneehobbs #mindovermedia
  2. 2. www.mediaeducationlab.com
  3. 3. EMPOWERMENT PROTECTION
  4. 4. We share meaning through symbols that come in many forms
  5. 5. Learners may infer from digital culture that being angry or mean will attract attention
  6. 6. Learners may infer from digital culture that being angry or mean will attract attention
  7. 7. @reneehobbs Media & Technology Create Unreal Realities
  8. 8. How do we prepare learners for their social responsibilities as both media consumers and creators?
  9. 9. How do we prepare learners for an unknowable future?
  10. 10. MEDIA LITERACY
  11. 11. https://mindovermedia.eu
  12. 12. Mind Over Media https://mindovermedia.eu
  13. 13. More than 2,000 examples from 40 countries
  14. 14. Analyzing Media with the MEDIA LITERACY SMARTPHONE
  15. 15. Propaganda can be beneficial or harmful It can be found in news and information, advertising, entertainment, education & activism
  16. 16. Propaganda analysis can promote intellectual curiosity and cultural understanding
  17. 17. At any moment, the reader is ready to turn into a writer. -Walter Benjamin
  18. 18. Learners can use many forms of media to express their knowledge & understanding
  19. 19. CHOICE MATTERS Hobbs, R. (2017). Create to Learn. NY: Wiley. BLOGS VIDEO PODCAST ANIMATION INFOGRAPHIC VLOGS & SCREENCAST
  20. 20. Free and Low-Cost Cloud-Based Digital Tools Support Digital Authorship Writing KidBlog Google Docs Wikispaces Storybird Animation Animoto Powtoons OSnap Moovly Screencasting Screencastify Screencast-o-Matic Podcasting Anchor FM Video Production YouTube WeVideo Shadow Puppet Kizoa Adobe Spark Coding Scratch Ready Infographics Infogr.am Easel.ly
  21. 21. How can you help your students learn to critically analyze propaganda?
  22. 22. How can you help your students learn to critically analyze propaganda? What current activities could be modified so that students experience the power of creating media?
  23. 23. How can you help students to learn to critically analyze propaganda? What current activities could be modified so that students experience the power of creating media? What potential impact might these experiences have for learners?
  24. 24. Renee Hobbs Professor of Communication Studies Director, Media Education Lab Co-Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Literacy Harrington School of Communication & Media University of Rhode Island USA Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: @reneehobbs LEARN MORE Web: www.mediaeducationlab.com

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