Effective communication is quite possibly the most important factor of a successful classroom. Most students communicate via a wide range of media outside of the classroom, yet almost none of those media are present in the secondary classroom. Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and the Classroom is a must-have tool for educators and school leaders that gives tips and examples as to how 21st century media can be incorporated into every classroom across every subject. Renee Hobbs demonstrates ways that teachers can not only open the lines of communication between themselves and their students, but can also get their students to employ critical thinking and analytical skills in the everyday world.
Through extensive case studies and research, Renee Hobbs supplies information and example lesson plans that will help teachers to:
- Effectively foster students’ critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills;
- Integrate media literacy into every subject;
- Select meaningful media texts for use in the classroom; and
- Prepare students for university and the workforce.