Data/Privacy

Sports and Media Literacy

This issue of Connections looks at how technology and new data are changing the narrative around sports and media, and how that changes our experience as consumers and participants.  Sports provide an excellent opportunity to not only learn people skills and health information, but they offer excellent arenas for math and science and algorithmic thinking – and of course, media literacy.  And this includes sports cars, too. We have an interview with Wil Cashen, Tesla Foundation. 

Fair Use and Media Literacy

This issue of “Connections” focuses on fair use of copyrighted works because it is an issue integral to the practice of media literacy education.  Two articles draw from documents produced by media and legal scholars: “The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy Educators” and a “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educators.” 

Parents and Media Literacy

The role that parents play in teaching children about the positive, directed use of new media technologies could not be more critical than it is at this time. In May 2010, the Pew Center for Internet and Society released new information on cyberbullying.  Also includes an interview with Anne Collier, editor of NetFamilyNews.org. 

Online Safety

Are media reports about internet predators accurate?  
NCTE Website Features Partnership for 21st Century Skills Literacy Map and New Report Documents Success of Achieve’s American Diploma Project. Introducing MediaLit Moments - activities for the classroom. 

Online Privacy

In this issue, you’ll learn how the commercial Internet works, what information is gathered about you by advertisers and marketers, and how to take a more active role as a gatekeeper of your own information online.  

Big Data

“Big data” analysis is re-making our society, including our conceptions of privacy.  We explore the uneven power relationships between consumers, corporations and government bodies in an age of big data.