AAMA Media Ed Newsletter #13 – For AAMA Members

Here is the 13th Edition of AAMA’s Media Education Newsletter. Highlights in this issue include:

* A summary report on Dr. Phil McRae’s address as our keynote speaker during our Annual General Meeting in May 2010.
* Best and latest media literacy teaching resources.
* An Alberta student’s award winning Grade 12 essay on the topic “Facing Up To Facebook: How Does The Traditional Newspaper Survive?”
* Summary Book Reviews: “Teaching History With Film: Strategies for Secondary Social Studies” and “Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices”.
* Article: “Research Shows Even Young Children Be Branded”

and much, much more…
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AAMA Media Ed Newsletter #12 – For AAMA Members

Here is the 12th Edition of our Media Education and Awareness Newsletter. Highlights include…

* Athabasca University to deliver Canada’s first on-line media education course.
* Summary: “Is airbrushing creating unbelievable beauty?”
* Measuring students’ digital literacy.
* Can posting an Internet link land you in court?
* Reseach: Girls abandon dolls for high-tech toys.

And much, much more…
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AAMA Parent Newsletter #2 – For AAMA Members

In this edition of the AAMA Parent Newsletter, look for…

* Study: Why on-screen sex doesn’t sell.
* Report: Best family movies from 2009 from Parent Previews
* Depictions of risky behavior in PG and G rated movies.

And much more…
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AAMA Media Ed Newsletter #10 – For AAMA Members

Hot off the computer, here is the 10th Edition of the AAMA Media Education Newsletter. Highlights include:

* Exclusive picks from the Toronto International Film Festival from AAMA Executive member Nicholas Spillios.
* New policy statements on media use from U.S. medical group.
* Summaries: “Twilight of the American Newspaper” and “Why Summers Matter in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap” (a focus on summer reading).

And much, much more…
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AAMA Parents Newsletter #1 – For AAMA Members

Here is our premiere edition of the AAMA Parents Newsletter — written for parents, grandparents and families who want to be more media aware and literate.

Highlights from this edition:

* Teaching from photographs: Helping kids understand how photo retouching distorts reality.
* Sharing grief on Facebook. Is it a good idea?
* Alberta TV host promotes family fitness.

And much, much more…
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Media Ed Newsletter #9 – For AAMA Members

Welcome to the Ninth Edition of AAMA’s Media Education Newsletter…

Here are some of the topics we are covering in this edition:

* How “zapping” ads won’t stop you from being “Sold”.
* Learn about the Student News Cafe
* Study: Online Social Networks are Leaking Personal Information
* Report: Net Neutrality in the U.S.
* Can anonymous bloggers say anything they want?

And much, much more…

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February 2009 Newsletter – For AAMA Members

It’s the February 2009 Newsletter! Here’s what you will find in this edition:

* Find out how the NFB plans to share its library online… for FREE!
* Summary: Can social websites harm the brains of young children? Research from the UK.
* Study: Experts back computers and Internet as learning tools for children as young as three.
* Study: Effects of video games reaches beyond teen years.
* Summary: Is technology causing a decline in critical thinking?

And much, much more!
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October 2008 Newsletter – For AAMA Members

The October 2008 newsletter is here! In this edition you can learn about the following:

* AAMA’s “Branding Party” in Calgary to celebrate Media Education Week.
* A summary of our earlier AGM presentation on “Adolescent Use of Pornography in Alberta”.
* An extensive chapter-by-chapter review of Media, Learning and Sites of Possibility.
* Teens with bedroom TVs report falling grades and poor diets.

And much, much more!
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April 2008 Newsletter – For AAMA Members

The April 2008 newsletter features:

The latest update on post secondary media literacy education opporunties.

An opportunity to learn movie making from Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann.

Find out about TeacherTube — it’s YouTube for teachers!

A review of Our Schools, Our Selves: Media Education and Educating the Media.

Also the latest calendar of events and much, much more…
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