Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Master the Media Week 10: Sex, Violence, Money, and Media

What jumped out at you in this last chapter? What are you going to do with what you've learned from this book and the discussions? How are you going to use what you've learned in your classroom?

This is the last week of the book club. I will send PGPs out next week so please make all comments, to this week's post and all previous weeks' posts if you are behind, by the end of this week. PGPs will be given according to how many weeks you participate. Participants who make a meaningful contribution to every week's discussion will be awarded 20 PGPs. If you have not already done so, register for the book club by completing this registration form. If you can't remember if you've registered, go ahead and fill out the registration form. This is how I get email addresses to send out PGPs at the end of the book club so it's important that you register and I have your correct email address.

We will begin another book club after the first of the year. We will announce that book selection here in the blog and through social media in the next few weeks. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Master the Media Week 9: Political Media

Could Julie have come up with a more timely topic? Something that she brought up was that the media are "profit-based institutions and are not responsible for public service. They are responsible for keeping our attention." What stood out to you in this chapter?

We are down to the last two weeks of the book club. If you are behind in your reading and commenting, be sure you take some time to catch up on both. PGPs will be given according to how many weeks you participate. Participants who make a meaningful contribution to every week's discussion will be awarded 20 PGPs. If you have not already done so, register for the book club by completing this registration form. If you can't remember if you've registered, go ahead and fill out the registration form. This is how I get email addresses to send out PGPs at the end of the book club so it's important that you register and I have your correct email address.

Next week we will read and discuss the last chapter, "Sex, Violence, Money, and Media."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Master the Media Week 8: The Internet

I think one of the most powerful statements in this chapter is in the introduction and on page 107: "...if you aren't paying to use a website, then you are the product being sold." That's really easy to forget as we get lost in the mass amounts of information available to us. How or what do you teach your students about their use of the Internet? And what about social media?

We are down to our last few weeks of the book club. If you are behind in your reading and commenting, be sure you take some time to catch up on both. PGPs will be given according to how many weeks you participate. Participants who make a meaningful contribution to every week's discussion will be awarded 20 PGPs. If you have not already done so, register for the book club by completing this registration form. If you can't remember if you've registered, go ahead and fill out the registration form. This is how I get email addresses to send out PGPs at the end of the book club.

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 9, "Political Media."

Monday, October 23, 2017

Master the Media Week 7: Advertising

Did you learn anything new about advertising in this chapter? How did the things Julie shared in this chapter change your opinion of advertising or cause you to think about what you should teach your students about advertising?

We are down to our last few weeks of the book club. If you are begin in your reading and commenting, be sure you take some time to catch up on both. PGPs will be given according to how many weeks you participate. Participants who make a meaningful contribution to every week's discussion will be awarded 20 PGPs. If you have not already done so, register for the book club by completing this registration form. If you can't remember if you've registered, go ahead and fill out the registration form. This is how I get email addresses to send out PGPs at the end of the book club.

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 8, "The Internet."

Monday, October 16, 2017

Master the Media Week 6: Books and Magazines

I learned a lot about the book and magazine industries in this chapter. I admit to feeling the pages of a National Geographic magazine and comparing it to other magazines in my house. What were some things that got you thinking in this chapter? What would affect how or what you teach your students?

If you have not already done so, register for the book club by completing this registration form. If you can't remember if you've registered, go ahead and fill out the registration form. This is how I get email addresses to send out PGPs at the end of the book club.

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 7, "Advertising."

Monday, October 9, 2017

Master the Media Week 5: News

This is a very timely topic! What are your thoughts about your own media literacy in terms of the news and your students'? Something that really jumped out at me in this chapter is the discussion of the transition to 24/7 news on pages 60 and 61. How does this change how we receive and process news?

I want to repeat a few things that are important to remember as you participate in the book club: 
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Next week we will read and discuss Chapter 6, "Books and Magazines."