Vote for Our Media Literacy Panel at SXSW EDU 2018

Educators / August 21, 2017

In June, we met up with 40 educators in San Antonio, TX, and discussed the power of curation and how it helps students gain perspective and understanding. We heard common themes from those conversations, including what digital citizenship means for students today and knowing how to navigate media in an era of fake news. Now, Jonathan Rogers, high school journalism advisor, and Julie Smith, Professor of Media Communications at Webster University, are teaming up at SXSW EDU next March to talk about the important subject of media literacy —but first, they need your help to get picked!

Please click here to vote for our panel!

Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News

We all must navigate a confusing and charged landscape teeming with media of every caliber and intention, including intensely partisan sources and fake news. How do we teach students to be not just media literate, but media savvy? What tools can inform yet also free us from our own filter bubbles? Journalism teacher Jonathan Rogers discusses these issues and more with Julie Smith, media literacy professor and author of Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged in World.

Once you have voted, please share with fellow educators and friends, and hopefully, we will see you in Austin in March!

-EmilyH is reading EdTech