42 Explore TV


  Cable in the Classroom

42 Explore is an online resource exploring media literacy in relation to the television and all things associated.

The Association for Media Literacy is made up of teachers, librarians, consultants, parents, cultural workers, and media professionals concerned about the impact of the mass media on contemporary culture.

Cable in the Classroom (CIC) promotes the visionary, sensible, responsible and effective use of cable’s broadband technology, services, and content in teaching and learning.  CIC also advocates digital citizenship and supports the complimentary provision, by cable industry companies, of broadband and multichannel video services and educational content to the nation’s schools.

Digital History
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The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally.

Digital History is an expansive catalogue on the history of the US and aside from knowledge; the site comes with a multitude of resources for teachers and students alike to best use the information and appropriate strategies for teaching.

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.

the Education Shop

The Education Shop has been created by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) for teachers, lecturers, students and parents who are looking for teaching resources or resources to help them with their studies. The Education Shop also houses an online archive of articles from Metro and Screen Education magazines. Metro, published by ATOM, is Australia’s oldest continuously published film and media journal.

Edutopia is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators implement the strategies below. These strategies — and the educators who implement them — are empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact.

EnhanceTV helps you teach with TV and film content.  You can find out about upcoming educational programs, get copies of broadcasts, and discover new teaching ideas and resources to inspire and engage students of all ages.

Grade the News
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Grade the News is a media research project focusing on the quality of the news media in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project aims to provide timely critiques and in-depth, systematic analyses that allow the public to compare newspapers and local television news broadcasts on equal footing.

The Literacy Works site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau and CBS 5 – KPIX (CBS Broadcasting) news stories. Western/Pacific LINCS (part of the National Institute for Literacy’s LINCS Project), and Literacyworks has partnered with news agencies to develop an online literacy site that benefits all learners and instructors.

Media Democracy Day (MDD) is about democratization both through the media, and of the media. This means using the media for democratic self-governance; and reshaping the media themselves to make them more accessible, accountable, and representative.

Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week was conceived in 2006 under the name National Media Education Week to promote media literacy as a key component in the education of young people and to encourage the integration and the practice of media education in Canadian homes, schools and communities.

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

PBS’ Digital Media Literacy provides educators and students with tremendous opportunities to be media creators as well as media consumers. How do you help students understand the ethics and etiquette of the landscape? What about integrating media production projects into work with students? PBS has gathered a range of resources and references on these topics and more to help foster digital media literacy in the classroom.



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As TED is a non-profit organization devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ and hence a vital online location for critical thinking and media literacy, TED Conversations is the place to further the discussion and reflect upon the variety of topics and knowledge brought up.

The Vancouver Media Co-op is your source for local, independent news. The model – reader funded, collectively run, open publishing – creates a space for critical, high-quality, democratic media in Vancouver. VMC is much more than a progressive news site, VMC puts mutual aid and community-building into practice by regularly hosting workshops and skills training.

The LAMP is bringing 21st-century survival skills to youth, parents and educators. We provide vital, hands-on services that help people in our New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment.

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The National Association for Media Literacy Education (formerly Alliance for a Media Literate America) is a national membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of media literacy education in the United States.



Censorship vs Media Literacy

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

The Concerned Parent’s Toolbox: 120 Tools and Tricks to Protect Your Kids

Early Media Literacy Education: How Soon Should Kids Learn?

Eric Digest: Media Literacy

Getting Started In Media Studies: The Issue of Knowledge and Control

How to Teach Media Literacy in the Classroom

Integrating Media Literacy Education into Teaching English & Language Arts

Internet Safety Tips for Children and Teens

Key Concepts of Media Literacy

A Lesson In Bias

Media Literacy Basics

Media Literacy and the challenge of new information and communication technologies

Media Literacy: What Is It and How to Teach It in a Special Education Setting

New Media and the Coming Changes in Education

PBS News Hour – Media Literacy

Putting Audience Theory To Work

Strategies for Teaching Students About Media Literacy and Advertising

Student Journals For Media Literacy Education

Teaching History With Film

Tuning in to Media: Literacy for the Information Age

Understanding the Hype – Media Literacy

What is Media Literacy



New Media Literacies Blog



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