Media Literacy, Social Networking, and the Web 2.0 Environment for the K-12 Educator

by Belinha S. De Abreu (Author)
©2012 Textbook XX, 192 Pages
Series: Minding the Media, Volume 4


This book, a resource for educators, uses the theme of media literacy as a lens through which to view and discuss social networking and Web 2.0 environments. There is ongoing and positive research on the participatory culture created by youth who are heavily involved in the new digital technologies, yet schools tend to avoid these mediums for fear of the unknown. Can students learn within this context? This book posits that indeed they can, using media literacy as a way to provide a framework for these mediated environments. The book serves as a forum for educators and those interested in the field of media literacy, digital, and social technologies, who seek to bridge curriculum connections as well as understand the online culture of students.


XX, 192
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media literacy social networking K-12 educator Web 2.0
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XX, 192 pp., num. ill. and tables

Biographical notes

Belinha S. De Abreu (Author)

Belinha S. de Abreu is a media literacy educator and an assistant teaching professor in the College of Information Science & Technology at Drexel University. Her research interests include media literacy education, new media literacies, information literacy, critical thinking, popular culture, young adults, and teacher training. Dr. De Abreu’s focus is on the impact of and learning as a result of media watched and used by K-12 students. She has most recently published «Is the World Flat? School 2.0: A Global Perspective» and also served as the guest editor for The Journal of Media Literacy, (2010).


Title: Media Literacy, Social Networking, and the Web 2.0 Environment for the K-12 Educator