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  • My Scholarly Love Letter to Neil Postman

    Last week I had the privilege of delivering a guest lecture in Christopher McKinley’s “Introduction to Communication and Media Arts” course among 135 undergraduate students. My 25-minute presentation emerged as quite the scholarly love letter to the late Neil Postman, who was my doctoral advisor in media ecology at New York University from 1995-1998. My lecture is […]

  • Core Principles of Media Literacy Education as a Framework for Teacher Education

    In 2011, I wrote an article titled, “Building 21st-Century Teachers: An Intentional Pedagogy of Media Literacy Education” that was published in a special issue of Action in Teacher Education. The question I posed was, “Are we helping preservice teachers develop a repertoire of technical skills and pedagogical strategies in the service of democratic practice?” In […]

  • Student Guest Post: We are Media

    Who better to reflect on the 2/19/14 screening of “Eyes Wide Open: This is Media” than a media-savvy pre-service teacher in attendance? A special thanks to Melissa McHugh for her blogpost and also for live-tweeting the event. By Melissa McHugh | Graduate Student | Master of Arts in Teaching | Montclair State University Last week I […]

  • Teachers on the PLAYground

    I teach 60 pre-service teachers (undergrads) a one-credit technology module (Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum). I interface with students from English, History, Music, Fine Arts, Dance, Sciences, and Mathematics for 15 weeks online, during their field work semester, but prior to student teaching. While online teaching has its challenges (as I wrote ten years ago), it […]