STEAM & Media Literacy
Media literacy consultant Frank W. Baker considers some of the ways that media arts intersect with STEM and present STEAM learning opportunities.
Magazines & Media Literacy
Magazines about popular culture are an effective tool to teach media literacy and "a host of Common Core standards," says expert Frank W. Baker.
New Literacies: Scriptwriting
Media literacy consultant Frank Baker makes the case that students should be writing scripts and screenplays as part of their schoolwork.
Visual Literacy & Politics
Media expert Frank Baker offers examples of political stagecraft at the highest levels and suggests several visual literacy lesson ideas.
Learning More about the Movies
Oscar season is a perfect time to introduce students to film careers & examine the highly collaborative movie enterprise, says media literacy expert Frank Baker.
Reading Visual Media
Students need the skills to read & discern messages in visual media, says Frank Baker, who uses Wall-E and other movies to teach "the language of film."
Visual Media: A New Literacy
Engaging students in creating and analyzing images & films is a key step in developing an important 21st century skill, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker.
Here Come the Toy Ads
Toy commercials, so pervasive on TV during the holidays, are a great way to jump-start media literacy discussions with students. Expert Frank Baker has lesson ideas.
Media Literacy & Politics
Future voters and civic leaders need to understand how political messages are crafted so that they can see through the spin, says media literacy expert Frank Baker.