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    This site was created for teachers who want more information about Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education. It is also the home of #K12Media, a Twitter Hashtag/Edchat devoted to Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education.
    We hope you'll join us every Monday night at 8pm (ET) on Twitter. Follow Ms. Solomon and Ms. Keats for the latest topics and tweets!
    We are currently on hiatus for the summer, returning in August. Details to follow, so check back soon :)
    Want to see what we have been talking about? Take a look at our archives on Storify.
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Tuesday, April 3

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    This site was created for teachers who want more information about Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education. It is also the home of #K12Media, a Twitter Hashtag/Edchat devoted to Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education.
    We hope you'll join us every Monday night at 8pm (ET) on Twitter. Follow Ms. Solomon and Ms. Keats for the latest topics and tweets!
    K12Media isWant to see what we have been talking about? Take a look at our archives on hiatus for March 12. Please join us next week!Storify.
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Monday, March 12

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    This site was created for teachers who want more information about Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education. It is also the home of #K12Media, a Twitter Hashtag/Edchat devoted to Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education.
    We hope you'll join us every Monday night at 8pm (ET) on Twitter. Follow Ms. Solomon and Ms. Keats for the latest topics and tweets!
    K12Media is on hiatus for March 12. Please join us next week!
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Tuesday, March 6

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    This site was created for teachers who want more information about Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education. It is also the home of #K12Media, a Twitter Hashtag/Edchat devoted to Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education.
    We hope you'll join us every Monday night at 8pm (ET) on Twitter. Follow Ms. Solomon and Ms. Keats for the latest topics and tweets!
    This Week's Topic: Valentine's Day (Mon Feb 13)
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Wednesday, February 15

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    Welcome to K-12 Media Studies
    This site was created for teachers who want more information about Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education. It is also the home of #K12Media, a Twitter Hashtag/Edchat devoted to Media Studies and Literacy in K-12 Education.
    We're very excited about the new directionWe hope you'll join us every Monday night at 8pm (ET) on Twitter. Follow Ms. Solomon and Ms. Keats for our chats.the latest topics and tweets!
    This Week's Topic: Valentine's Day!Day (Mon Feb
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Sunday, February 12

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    The past few weeks we’ve examined the holiday season, examining the meanings behind our holiday texts. Our first discussion centred on what, how, why, and when people celebrate, and whether people celebrate at all. We discussed the need for inclusivity and diversity in our celebrations of the season within our classrooms and schools, and the sensitivity we should develop towards the multiple traditions that surround us. In last week’s chat we were immersed in the special programming on television throughout the month of December, again examining the stories that dominate, our personal connection to particular stories, and questioning which voices may not be heard and which stories need greater inclusion.
    This week we’re stringing lights on another holiday-themed group of topics—please share any links with us throughout the chat, or any time using the #K12Media hashtag.
    Please choose from the topics below:
    All I Want for Christmas: Holiday Toys
    The hype that surrounds the next big toy creates anxiety in parents, and a competitive shopping experience—whether its game consoles or dolls, toy manufacturers know the pressure that parents have to not disappoint their children speaks volumes about how successful Christmas advertising and marketing has become. If all media have social implications, then what does shopping for children’s toys around the holidays say about our society?
    Santa: The Man in the Red Flannel Suit
    A predominant image of Christmas is Santa Claus. Our modern-day Santa is a busy elf that lives to make toys and deliver them to good boys and girls. Has the pop-culture version of Santa changed the original man’s message and intentions? What are the messages that our current Santa sends to viewers? Does the message received depend on age, race, ethnicity, gender, and family tradition? Are the messages consistent across different media? What idea(l)s is Santa Claus a reflection of within our culture? Do media that subvert the mainstream vision of Santa reflect society’s changing attitudes towards commercialism and Christmas?
    Gifts for Her/Gifts for Him
    The holiday shopping season is a time to give gifts to loved ones that reflect their tastes, interests, and needs. When reading magazines, wandering through the mall, or channel surfing, many advertisers offer helpful suggestions that may ease the holiday shopping stress: perhaps its jewellery for the lady or tools for the man. Oftentimes, gift-giving guides create assumptions based on gender that begin to reveal many of the underlying stereotypes that still remain an undercurrent within our society. What types of “personae” are created to represent certain types of men/women/children, and how accurate are they meant to be? How can we enhance our understanding of these stereotypes, and begin to re-examine the values of consumerism that are also present in these guides?
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    #K12Media Poll
    The new year has been busy for the #K12Media team. We'll bring back the poll soon. We're currently focusing on timely, topical chats of interest to a broad range of teachers. Please feel free to contact us via Twitter to suggest a topic!

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    Media Studies Resources
    Ms. Solomon's Media Studies Book Here you'll find a small but growing library of my lesson plans, links, ideas and resources.
    The Association for Media Literacy Great resources. Stay tuned for a re-launch soon!
    Media Awareness Network A great Canadian resource for teachers (of any subject, at any level) who wish to integrate Media Studies into the curriculum. There are lesson plans and many resources for teachers, parents and students.
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