Suggested Websites and Other Resources for Using Media Literacy in the Math Classroom

 

WEBSITES

Media Literacy Clearinghouse http://www.frankwbaker.com/math_science_connections.htm

  • Articles, research, and essays on media literacy integration and its role in math lessons.

Teach Mathematics http://www.teachmathematics.net/page/11419/angry-birds-2

  • Great math lessons using video games and apps like angry-birds.

Snopes http://www.snopes.com

Math in the Movies http://world.std.com/~reinhold/mathmovies.html and http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/

  • Both of these sites have great examples and video clips of math (correct and incorrect) in popular movies.

Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/search/apachesolr_search/math

  • The George Lucas Foundation’s journal and website for promoting educational technology integration. The site has thousands of links related to math, to blogs, articles, lessons and activities - searchable by Common Core standards, grade level, and media type.
Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/forum/topic/search?q=math
    • A social network for those interested in integrating social media into educational settings. This link to math content leads to hundreds of teacher discussions on integrating technology in the math classroom, including creative lesson ideas.

      BOOKS
    Scheibe, Cyndy and Faith Rogowe. The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World. 2012.
    • Includes a special section on ways to integrate media literacy into math lessons (on pp. 131-133) as well as a complete lesson plan on media diaries that can be adapted from upper elementary through college.
    Best, Joel. Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data 2008
    • Poses lots of questions to ask about statistics, including the ways in which statistics can be misleading in media messages.
    Gilovich, Thomas. How We Know What Isn’t So (2008).
    • Poses lots of questions to ask about statistics, including the ways in which statistics can be misleading in media messages.

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