New Edition of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom from ISTE Released Today

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Second edition of popular guide includes lesson plans, recommended resources, insights from educators and experts, classroom exercises and guiding questions.

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“[Baker] provides research and examples to show not only the importance of media literacy education, but also the effortlessness of its application.”

With today’s average youth spending more than 10 hours every day consuming media, building media literacy skills is more important than ever before. Today, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) released the second edition of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom, by Frank W. Baker, to help K-12 educators and school library media specialists understand the importance of teaching media literacy and give them tools to teach it in the classroom.

Published in 2012, the first edition of the book received high praise. Jonathan Friesem wrote in the Journal of Media Literacy Education, “[Baker] provides research and examples to show not only the importance of media literacy education, but also the effortlessness of its application.”

The new edition is updated and expanded to include:

  • An appendix with more than 80 author-recommended resources.
  • Fresh insights from respected educators and experts.
  • Media literacy lesson plans.
  • Guiding questions, exercises and checklists for deconstructing media messages.

Frank W. Baker is a K–12 media educator who has conducted hundreds of workshops with teachers and students. He created the website Media Literacy Clearinghouse in 1998 to help educators find appropriate resources for teaching about media and media literacy. Since then, the site has been internationally recognized and continues to be a valuable resource for educators.

Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom
By Frank Baker
ISBN: 978-1-56484-381-4
ISTE Member Price: $35.06 Nonmember Price: $38.95

About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit membership organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

Innovative offerings include the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age–as well as the ISTE Conference & Expo – the world’s most comprehensive ed tech event. The organization’s robust suite of professional learning resources feature online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit iste.org. Connect with ISTE via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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