Founded in 1995 as a concerned response to the deluge of messages youth receive from television, radio, film, print media, electronic games, and the Internet, Just Think “teaches young people media literacy skills for the 21st century. We have been successfully creating and delivering in-school, after school and online media arts and technology education locally, nationally and internationally for ten years.”  Curricula are available for review and purchase.

Operates from the premise that while there have been “extraordinary advancements in how we interact with each other and the world, our system of education has been frustratingly slow to adapt.”  Called “Edutopia”, the vision calls for “a new world of learning. A place where kids and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve, all are empowered to change education for the better. A place where schools have access to the same invaluable technology as businesses and universities — where innovation is the rule, not the exception. A place where children become lifelong learners and develop the technical, cultural, and interpersonal skills to succeed in the twenty-first century. A place of inspiration, aspiration, and an urgent belief that improving education improves the world we live in.”

Numerous teacher resources are provided for download.

MacArthur Foundation sponsored competition for projects involving participatory learning.  Application deadline has passed, but this web site will announce winners and spawn additional projects in this area.

Carnegie Mellon entertainment Technology Center project to create an environment where “digital natives” have the ability to experience education instead of watching it.  Goals include developing hardware and software that allow others to create immersive digital content that captures student attention.

This is just like YouTube, except developed for schools.   Extensive involvement by academic community consortium groups.  Extensive index of links and resources.

Activities developed by students in a seminar on attentive listening and soundscape studies offered by the College of Education at the University of Oregon.

Lesson Plans

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.

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