“Many professional books talk about digital and media literacy, but this text addresses the complete continuum—from television to technology—and guides teachers to think deeply about their own preferences and beliefs, as well as those of their students to develop knowledgeable, informed media users and consumers for the 21st Century.”

—Kristin Ziemke Fastabend, First Grade Teacher

Chicago Public Schools

Give digital kids a voice!

Today's kids are digital natives, but what's the best way to help them become empowered, creative and responsible communicators across different media? Discover insights and strategies specific to children ages 5-12 in this guide from an acclaimed media literacy program: Powerful Voices for Kids. Readers will find

Thought-provoking lesson plans that reach students of all backgrounds and abilities

Use of a wide range of technology tools, including the Internet, video, and mobile apps, combined with an emphasis on online safety and development of essential critical thinking skills

Materials for teacher professional development

This innovative book is equally valuable as a resource for lesson planning or for developing a full media literacy program.



We wrote this book because we have discovered that children of all ages can learn vital competencies when it comes to literacy, media, and technology. By sharing our experiences, we hope you'll be inspired to bring these ideas to the children and teachers in your community.

How We Created This Book

This book is part of the Powerful Voices for Kids initiative developed by Renee Hobbs and Laurada Byers, who collaborated in a university-school partnership involving the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia and Temple University's Media Education Lab. Co-author David Cooper Moore began as a teacher in the program, then took on increasingly significant roles as a program manager, teacher educator, curriculum developer, and researcher. The program developed with support from grants from the Wyncote ...

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