Literacy Skills: Short Stories

LITERACY SKILLS are the key, transferable skills required to process, and understand the multitude of TEXTS we encounter every day.  From VISUAL to AUDITORY, from video games to novels, we rely on our skills to make meaning and ascertain messages. Like all skills, they must be developed, honed, and practiced.  One of the best ways to INTRODUCE or REINFORCE these skills with your students in … Continue reading Literacy Skills: Short Stories

Video Tutorial Series: ThingLink, the Digital Annotation Tool

ThingLink is a free online tool to digitally annotate images. There area wide variety of reasons for using ThingLink in your classroom, ranging from visualizing complex ideas, to streamlining presentations. Here you will find a number of tutorials that walk you, step-by-step, through the tool. You will move from complete beginner to expert in less … Continue reading Video Tutorial Series: ThingLink, the Digital Annotation Tool

Teaching Gender Representation in the Media

There are few things more important than teaching students to view the world through a critical lens.  "How individuals construct their social identities, how they come to understand what it means to be male [or] female ... is shaped by commodified texts produced by media for audiences that are increasingly segmented by the social constructions … Continue reading Teaching Gender Representation in the Media