Getting Inspired On The Big Screen

As we settle into fall and the onslaught of Edmonton winters, some of us are apt to begin searching for inspiration and courage to make the transition into spring an uplifting and memorable one. Time to put personal issues and concern about the economy behind us. The fall is a good time to start. Some . . . → Read More: Getting Inspired On The Big Screen

Two Upcoming Webinars Focus on Youth, Educators and Social Networking

We have some news from our colleagues in the U.S. NAMLE is the National Association for Media Literacy Education and they are joining our Canadian friends at Media Literacy Week for two exciting webinars. Here are the details as provide by NAMLE…

To celebrate Media Smarts Media Literacy Week, NAMLE is collaborating for our third annual ML . . . → Read More: Two Upcoming Webinars Focus on Youth, Educators and Social Networking

Confessions of a TIFF Follower

One of the challenges of the 39th year of the Festival is to discover the hidden treasures among the commercial hits… . . . → Read More: Confessions of a TIFF Follower

Latest Info for Media Literacy Week 2014

Find out the latest information and ideas for Media Literacy Week, November 3 to 7, 2014. Check the newsletter below in PDF format, courtesy of MediaLiteracyWeek.ca.

In the newsletter you’ll find great ideas for educations, families and ways you can become involved in helping Canadians better understand the role media plays in their lives.

Media Literacy Week E-Bulletin . . . → Read More: Latest Info for Media Literacy Week 2014

Canada’s Annual Media Literacy Week – Nov. 2013

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that marketing and consumerism will be the focus of Canada’s eighth annual Media Literacy Week, to be held November 4-8, 2013.

The official theme of the week: “What’s Being Sold: Helping Kids Make Sense of Marketing Messages” , will encourage educators and parents to talk to . . . → Read More: Canada’s Annual Media Literacy Week – Nov. 2013

We Mourn The Loss of One Of AAMA’s Founding Members

When I received news of the passing of Wayne Blair on July 25, 2012 I immediately thought of the first time I met Wayne. I was attending a media education conference in Toronto Ontario in 1995. Wayne was waiting in the front row for the morning’s keynote speaker. I was a newbie to the whole “media . . . → Read More: We Mourn The Loss of One Of AAMA’s Founding Members

Noted Media Education Expert Leads AAMA Conference for 2013

Noted media education expert Gloria DeGaetano, author of the book Parenting Well in a Media Age, will be leading AAMA’s 2013 Media Awareness Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

During the 2-day event Ms. DeGaetano will present her Brain-Compatible Parenting System™, providing participants with ways to understand, examine and define optimal brain-development in a media/digital age for parents . . . → Read More: Noted Media Education Expert Leads AAMA Conference for 2013

Discussing Marshall McLuhan

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8533 – 90th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta

FREE!

An Alberta Association for Media Awareness (AAMA) presentation. Nicholas Spillios will share his reflections on the Marshall McLuhan Conference held at the University of Alberta in June 2011. Questions and discussion welcome. Refreshments will be served. As seating is limited, please contact Henry . . . → Read More: Discussing Marshall McLuhan

AAMA Parent’s Newsletter – Jan 2012 – For AAMA Members

Here is the AAMA Newsletter created especially for parents who want to know more about using media in their family.

This month we look at popular reality TV shows that focus on obesity and look at how they relate to real reality and the food choices students are provided at their schools.

And with teens being fed music videos 24/7 now there’s a new network that is targeting the T’ween category. What can parents expect to see? We will fill you in on this and much more.
To receive this information you must be a current member of AAMA. . . . → Read More: AAMA Parent’s Newsletter – Jan 2012 – For AAMA Members

“Digital Influence Index” Shows Impact of Internet

Have you ever wondered how much the Internet is influencing your purchasing and other personal decisions? Harris Interactive and PR firm Fleishman-Hillard has released their latest update to the “Digital Influence Index”. The study surveys over 4,000 people in a variety of countries (including Canada) and looks at how we use the Internet to make choices . . . → Read More: “Digital Influence Index” Shows Impact of Internet