Map of net gain or loss, zoomed into the street level. The green circles represent the amount of money spent on lottery tickets at individual retail stores. The purple circles represent the amount of money won from lottery tickets at the same stores.

City Digits: Local Lotto: Developing Youth Data Literacy by Investigating the Lottery

JODML-article-icon-purple-35This paper illustrates how City Digits: Local Lotto, a high school curriculum and supporting web application, supported students in building data literacy. Local Lotto included opportunities for qualitative data collection and quantitative analysis, enabling youth to develop data-informed arguments about the lottery’s impact on local communities.

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Super Tuesday: Spring Data - Number of Students Who Interacted with Politics by Time Block

The Push and Pull of Politics: How Media Literacy Students Sign Up For, Stumble Upon, and Seek Out News at Election Time

JODML-article-icon-purple-35This exploratory study examined how United States students in a media literacy course at a major mid-Atlantic university accessed political news during the height of the 2012 primary and general election season.

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Gamers vs. Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

Gamers vs. Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

JODML-article-icon-purple-35This video examines video gaming’s ongoing gender trouble, beginning with Anita Sarkeesian’s work and the public response to it. Then, placing it in a broader context of Internet culture, the video discusses challenges these incidents pose for public discourse and civil society.

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Director Andrew Garrison with camera operator Roy Rutnmgamlug

Editing the Documentary Trash Dance: What, Who, Why, Where, and How?

JODML-article-icon-purple-35Editing any media product is a critical component of digital and media literacy. In this “Voices from the Field” submission, film director Andrew Garrison explores decisions he made while editing his latest and award-winning documentary Trash Dance.

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Disconnected - Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap - Carrie James - MIT Press

Delimiting Moral and Ethical Behavior in an Limitless Age: A review of Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap by Carrie James

JODML-bookreview-icon-maroon-35“Remember who you are, where you’re from, and what you represent.” For those who study, teach, and practice digital and media literacy, this trio of imperatives offers a shorthand mandate for avoiding deficits in moral and ethical thinking during online activities and behaviors. The reasons behind this mandate are found in Carrie James’s book.

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