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The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Teaching and Learning with The New York Times
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Here is a good resource for teachers to both a) help bring current events into the classroom and b) help students analyze media.

 

Like Time magazine, it is wise for The Times to create teaching resources to help teachers and students.

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MEF Digital

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The Media Education Foundation was formed by Sjut Jhally.

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McLuhans Wake, by Kevin McMahon (2002) - YouTube

*** SHARING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY *** All rights belong to Primitive Entertainment. Please buy a copy of the DVD from their web site and share with...
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"Boy oh Boy oh Boy"
I watched this documentary one time eleven years ago.  I remember aspects of it a few times a year.  This is a wonderful 'documentary'  that extends upon Marchal McLuhan's thoughts by using media in a beautiful way..  As with many of McLuhan's thoughts, it is even more true today than when I first viewed the documentary a decade ago. 

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SCOOP.IT STUDENTS

SCOOP.IT STUDENTS | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

My students have been working hard with their curation project this semester. My students have a diverse range of career goals. They use Scoop.it to learn about their future careers.

 

This is my second year of using Scoop.it in the curriculum. Previously, i used it as a repository for great resources for students and other faculty. I am confident that teachers of diverse ages or course subjects can integrate curation to help expand the classroom walls and to teaching and applying media literacy.

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I encourage you to visit the students' sites. They are in no order. It would be helpful if you don't just choose the top site and scoll down to give them an equal chance at exposure of their hard work.  Thank you!
Ken 

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Netflix Gets Social In The U.S. Thanks To Facebook Partnership, After Over A Year Of Lobbying And Lawmaking | TechCrunch

Netflix Gets Social In The U.S. Thanks To Facebook Partnership, After Over A Year Of Lobbying And Lawmaking | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Netflix today introduced Facebook integration for U.S. users, allowing subscribers who opt in to see what their friends have been watching and what they like best when logged into the service.
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Perfect timing.  About two hours before this happened, I mentioned to my students that Facebook would be signing deals with media companies 'like Netflix" soon.  I had no idea that this was coming today. That worked pretty well.

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The need for media literacy in the digital age

The need for media literacy in the digital age | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Policymakers should beware of producing generations of students drowning in digital devices without enough good ideas about what to do with them.

Via Manuel Pinto
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

Students view media for eight or more hours per day.  They are fluent with technology but not fluent in decoding media messages.  The article points out that the US is lagging even though all 50 states include media literacy is included in the curriculum of all 50 states

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Teaching Resources | Media Education Lab

Teaching Resources | Media Education Lab | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, January 14, 2013 11:40 PM
Hi Ken, some are free and some are regrettably not free (books, for example); nevertheless, I find it a great source of information regarding media literacy for education.
Ken Morrison's comment, January 15, 2013 12:53 AM
Thanks Ana. This is a good find.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 28, 2013 12:14 PM
Glad you found it interesting Ken! :-)
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Do You Question Social Media Culture? You Should | via @nickkellet

Do You Question Social Media Culture? You Should | via @nickkellet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

 

 

INterestining....

 

 

What’s Your Culture Mindset?
Do you accept culture as it is? – Culture is Input = You are a consumer
Do you seek to shape culture? – Culture is Output = You are a producer

Read more http://www.nickkellet.com/2012/10/do-you-question-social-media-culture-you-should/#comments

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The beginning of Commercial Radio

The start of commercial radio in the USA. Taken from the film 'Empire of the Air'.

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BBC - About BBC Learning - Research

BBC - About BBC Learning - Research | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Information about the BBC's learning policies.
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I love this TED-Ed view on Media's Hidden Codes.

I love this TED-Ed view on Media's Hidden Codes. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I love this TED-Ed view on Media's Hidden Codes.

Ken

 

Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate system of symbols that are a part of everyday life -- from advertising messages to traffic signs.

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Seth's Blog: "A fire in South Buffalo!"

Seth's Blog: "A fire in South Buffalo!" | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I whole-heartedly agree with Seth Godin's message here.  We do indeed get what we click on.  When we choose to click on garbage, we give the creators of garbage the green light to create more garbage.  We probably can't stop the mass from clicking on garbage, but we do need to find a way to reward the people who are creating good content.

 

FYI I'm not sure why Seth chose to use huge words to dilute his message. 

Avarice: extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

prurient |: having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

schadenfreude: pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.

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Why links matter: Linking is the lifeblood of the web

Why links matter: Linking is the lifeblood of the web | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Many news organizations are stealing content without giving credit.  I am happy that Scoop.it was built from the ground up in a way to link to the originals.

Ken

 

Many online media outlets continue to rewrite news without providing a link to the original source, but doing this is both rude and short-sighted: 

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Structuralism Theory (media) - YouTube

Hollyfield Media Studies A2 Podcast
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Barthes (1974) gives us a framework of 
1) Action Codes (explostions, fights, etc)

2) Enigmatic Codes (detective, drama, what happens next?)

3) Symbolic Codes/Binary opposites (sexes, good/evil, psychoanalitical  

 

 

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The Inside Story of Richard Nixon's 1972 Journey to China - YouTube

The first panel features eye-witness panelists discussing how that historic trip was planned and executed. It features three members of President Nixon's imm...
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This video gets very interesting at about 21 minutes into the story as they talk about how precise their planning was to ensure desired exposure and messages via the media both in the USA and abroad.

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Trust Me, I'm Lying. Ryan Holiday talks to Mitch Joel About How To Manipulate The Media

Trust Me, I'm Lying.  Ryan Holiday talks to Mitch Joel About How To Manipulate The Media | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Welcome to episode #369 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. There are certain people and brands who know how to manipulate the media. Not in a nefarious or evil way (those kinds exist as well).
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I am glad that I was reminded about this book.  Great conversation between two masters who know the business well.

I was also reminded of "Help A Reporter Out"

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2nd Grade Media Literacy Web Quest : Ruth Borchardt Elementary Library

2nd Grade Media Literacy Web Quest : Ruth Borchardt Elementary Library | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"This web quest will ask students to read and think critically about some of the media sources they are familiar with. Students will look closely at the purposes of the different kinds of media, look at the techniques used to create the different types of media and their messages. Students will also examine different written conventions for different types of media."


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I am very happy that the are introducing this at an early age. I learned last week that Canadian students are introduced to media literacy very early in their education.  This is crucial because they receive an onslaught of US-centric messages jumping over the border

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Media Creation; Unchained Upcoming changes | Visual.ly

Media Creation; Unchained Upcoming changes | Visual.ly | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Mobile devices, with the help of social media, are taking over media creation.
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A nice infographic that shows how and why mobile may soon be a media creation device.  Thanks to Claire at Scoop.it headquarters for sharing this

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You are what you watch -TEDxVancouver - Shahrzad Rafati -

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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Rafati discusses the importance of choosing what you watch, utilizing a curation tool as a viewing 'butler', and the power of video as a power of choice in helping you to become the change that you want to see in the world. She says that we should all watch more tv...but more of the good TV. Then she introduces VisoGive. Every time that you watch a video, the cause that you watch receives a portion of the ad proceds
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Double Take 'Toons: It's A Small Galaxy After All : NPR

Double Take 'Toons: It's A Small Galaxy After All : NPR | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm and its Star Wars and Indiana Jones properties. Disney also announced plans to bring episodes VII-IX to a theater near you.
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Listening Post - Feature: Behind paywalls

Ken's Key Takeaway.

A nice review of the very recent history of newspaper publishing paywalls.  Clay Shirky and the quality Al Jazerra reporter do a good job in explaining this new game-changing practice.

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Everything is a Remix: Part 4

This is part 4 of the series.

Ken's Key Take-away:

when we copy, we justify it.  When others copy, we vilify it.

 

Also, USA used to be the worst at pirating ideas. Charles Dickens was not a fan

 

Ken

 

Everything is a Remix episode 4, produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker.

 

"Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries.

 

But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled."

 

A must watch video experience.

Find out more: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/  ;


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Joe Silverstar's comment, April 14, 2013 10:47 AM
Brilliant, Indeed!! I hope Many, many people see this gem!
Paula Correia's curator insight, April 22, 2013 11:30 AM

Tudo é um remix...

As nossas ideias são consideradas, do ponto de vista do Direito, como propriedade, como únicas e com limites bem definidos.

Será isso um MEME? .

( O meme , termo criado por Richard Dawkins é o análogo do gene na genética.  É uma unidade de evolução cultural que pode de alguma forma autopropagar-se. Podem ser ideias, línguas, sons, desenhos, capacidades, valores estéticos e morais, ou qualquer outra coisa que possa ser aprendida e transmitida.)

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Everything is a Remix: Part 4
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The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1952 - Ike for President

The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1952 - Ike for President | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great resource for studying US History and the history of political television commercials.

AdMakers is a wonderful tool where tools can create/manipulate their own footage to create a positive image for oposing politicians.  This is a very good tool for teaching critical thinking skills

Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952 - Present.

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The Washington Post Launches Platform for Crowdsourcing

The Washington Post Launches Platform for Crowdsourcing | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I worked for The Washington Post Company's CableOne Advertising, and I went to the same university where Rob Curley graduated.  Curley started pushing the Post in this direction a few years back, before he left the post.  He had some great ideas, but lacked resources and interns to make them happen. I appreciated his passion for local news and global news.

Ken

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Original post from Howard Rheingold:

If it is done right, this could be a collective intelligence platform as well as a crowdsourcing tool for journalists and an experiment in the public sphere. -- Howard

 

"The Washington Post today announced it has launched a new platform for crowdsourcing. “Crowd Sourced” is The Post’s special feature that allows Post journalists to ask questions about today’s concerns and begin a conversation about these issues. Users will be able to answer those questions and vote for the ideas they value most, so the most popular responses are surfaced on the page."

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DirecTV to Drop Viacom Channels Tonight? Battle Erupts on Social Media

DirecTV to Drop Viacom Channels Tonight? Battle Erupts on Social Media | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

News of the day:

 

 

Viacom and DirectTV used social media sites to rally support in a spat over whether DirectTV will remove Viacom’s channels from its lineup.

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