Episode 35: Media Literacy & Fake News with Renee Hobbs and Annie Jansen

In episode 35, Michael and Dan chat with past guest Renee Hobbs and AP Government teacher Annie Jansen about Media Literacy and fake news.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Renee Hobbs is the Director of the the Media Education Lab (mediaeducationlab.com) which advances the practice of media literacy education through scholarship and community services. At the website, you can find multimedia curriculum resources, F2F and fully online professional development, and published research that examines the impact of digital and media literacy education.
  2. Renee’s “Credible or Incredible” lesson plan is available as a PDF, part of Assignment: Media Literacy, a comprehensive K-12 curriculum on media literacy developed by Renee Hobbs for the Maryland State Department of Education with support from Discovery Communications: http://mediaeducationlab.com/secondary-school-unit-2-who-do-you-trust; Here’s the link to the PDF that’s at the top right hand corner of the screen: http://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/mediaeducationlab.com/files/AML_H_unit2.pdf
  3. Check out an NPR interview with Professor Sam Wineburg from Stanford University  about his study about students and fake news.
  4. Renne Hobbs is no stranger to Visions of Education! Check out Episode 7: Propaganda with Renee Hobbs!
  5. Annie recommends the following sites:
    1. Fake or Real? How to self check the news and get the facts by Wynne Davis (NPR): http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/05/503581220/fake-or-real-how-to-self-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts (Scholarly Article)
    2. Critical Media Literacy is Not and Option By Douglas Kellner and Jeff Share (UCLA) https://pages.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/essays/2007_Kellner-Share_CML-is-not-Option.pdf (Scholarly Article)
    3. Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Critical Media Literacy Pedagogy: http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/images/documents/ll-no12/garcia.pdf (Scholarly Article)
    4. Online module Annie and Nate Bowling are using for her media unit: https://tps10-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ngibbs_tacoma_k12_wa_us/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?guestaccesstoken=9x5NuyCIH%2bx%2fGfwhWFo5%2bO5R%2fzG%2bRhNfVzahwb%2bAA78%3d&folderid=0b245acca13d64f2e902d7c3cfc9960e6&action=view


Renee Hobbs is Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island.  You can contact her on Twitter @reneehobbs or check out her website… you’ll become more media literate just from visiting it.

Annie Jansen teaches AP Government and Politics in the state of Washington. You can contact her on Twitter!

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