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TAB: Rock the Vote!

Did you know that camera angles, lighting color, and even the music in campaign ads play a role in an election? Find out about these fun facts and more on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Richland Library Main Branch for TAB: Rock the Vote. Frank Baker, an expert in media literacy will educate teens about the role of media in elections, how teens can better understand media influence, and more. This program is open to all teens ages 13-18. We hope to see you there!


Amazon Says: The average 8-18 year-old spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Unfortunately their minds are often ''shut off'' as they watch TV, surf the web, or listen to music. Help more...
Amazon Says: The average 8-18 year-old spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Unfortunately their minds are often ''shut off'' as they watch TV, surf the web, or listen to music. Help your students ''tune in'' so they can begin to analyze messages and understand techniques used to influence them. By incorporating media literacy into the curriculum you can teach your students to question marketing, recognize propaganda, and understand stereotypes, and youll also be teaching them valuable critical thinking skills they need for a successful future. In Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom, Frank W. Baker will show you how you can bring media literacy into your classroom - whether that classroom is English language arts, social studies, health, or any other subject - and teach students skills that enable them to become knowledgeable media consumers and producers. With the many examples, advice, and classroom activities he provides, you can immediately make this important topic a part of everyday education.The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education. Some of the areas in which we publish are: -Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more -National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) -Professional development for educators and administrators -Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum -Safe practices for the Internet and technology -Educational technology for parents less...
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