Presentations & Notes

Rhys Daunic speaks at launch of copyright & fair use landmark: Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Media Literacy Education.


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Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot spoke at the release of The Code of Best Practices for Media Literacy Education in Philadelphia (see the archived webcast on wikispaces). To help emphasize the importance of this document for production-based media education, Rhys described the potential for educators to create teachable moments around the decision-making process students go through when building media messages.

To help emphasize the importance of this document for production-based media education, I described the potential for educators to create teachable moments around the decision-making process students go through when building media messages.

As I’ve written about before, the availability of media on the web for students to experiment with can be used to create moments where students have to think critically about what the different media might communicate to their audience.  The Code lets educators know that this, and other uses of copyrighted material in the classroom can be fair and legal.

This event also marks the launch of our new video, Media Literacy Through Collaborative Production, a case study developed in support of the Code to help frame discussions around the use of copyrighted materials in K-5 classrooms.  The video is available in the Curriculum Materials section of the Media Education Lab’s website.