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Tech+MediaLit = Critical Production

Using technology does not stand alone as a teaching strategy. Students need to be able to think critically and responsibly as they use technology, whether to express themselves and to participate in the global village through social media or through coding and games. Media literacy provides the skills of critical analysis necessary to decode and encode media -- anytime, anywhere. See how to use a research-based media literacy framework, which can easily be coupled with technology in the classroom to empower students to be critical consumers, producers and participants in the media world. This panel will address the tech, medialit and production know-how needed for classrooms today.

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  1. Learn the basic frameworks for media literacy and a brief summary of the longitudinal research behind classroom implementation.
  2. Hear how a California Charter School Teacher of the Year gets outstanding results through production, while teaching media literacy, using technology.
  3. Find out how technology and technology budgets can be used to enable critical thinking through media literacy instruction in school districts.


  • Tessa Jolls, President and CEO, Center for Media Literacy
  • Brad Koepenick, Director of Global Outreach, iLeadSchools
  • Ann McMullan, Founder & Lead Consultant, Ann McMullan Educational Technology Consultant


Tessa Jolls, Pres & CEO, Center for Media Literacy

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