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New Media Literacy as Important for Educators as Students

For so long, the focus of media literacy education has been on helping students understand the media they consume.

For so long, the focus of media literacy education has been on helping students understand the media they consume.

Michael Bitz from the Teachers College at Columbia University discussed his Comic Book Project , passing around comic books created entirely by students.

 The comic books helped the students explore real-world issues around them such as violence and sexual abuse. That old media example of printed comic books could easily be transferred into having kids create online graphical or multimedia stories.

This article appeared in the June 6, 2007 edition of the Mediashift.

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/06/digging_deepernew_media_litera.html 

Published Thursday, Jun. 14, 2007

New Media Literacy as Important for Educators as Students

For so long, the focus of media literacy education has been on helping students understand the media they consume.

Michael Bitz from the Teachers College at Columbia University discussed his Comic Book Project , passing around comic books created entirely by students.

 The comic books helped the students explore real-world issues around them such as violence and sexual abuse. That old media example of printed comic books could easily be transferred into having kids create online graphical or multimedia stories.

This article appeared in the June 6, 2007 edition of the Mediashift.

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/06/digging_deepernew_media_litera.html 

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