Media Theory Week 13

This week in my Media Theory class we are finishing up with the textbook. We will be discussing the fallacies found when doing research and how to put a research paper all together. For homework, students will be asked to write a course reflection paper. Students will continue working on their final research paper, which… Continue reading Media Theory Week 13

Media Theory Week 12

This week my Media Theory class reviewed more quantitive methods like experiments and statistics. I covered an introduction to basics of statistics such as: mean, mode, median, range, standard dispersement, frequency distribution and variance. For discussion, the students will be sharing the various media ethical issues by reviewing the Facebook (FB) Experiment. In June of… Continue reading Media Theory Week 12

Media Theory Week 10

This week my Media Theory and Methods class will be studying Chapter 10 Ethnomethodology and Chapter 11 Participant Observation. Students are reading about how, ‘Love is a Game’ and how humor can add to a story. Their first group activity include creating a conversation by using Harold Garfinkel’s experiment method on what it is like… Continue reading Media Theory Week 10

Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

Media Theory Week 4

This week my Media Theory class is studying Rhetoric. We covered Aristotle’s philosophy of rhetoric 3 branches, which are ethos, logos, and pathos. Students will be analyzing rhetoric used in political advertisements. We discussed the art of persuasion found in capitalism. Here are Chapter 4 focus questions: How does Aristotle define rhetoric? What are its… Continue reading Media Theory Week 4

Media Theory Week 2

This week my Media Theory class is studying the research process. We are looking at what it means to be a critical thinker and writer. Students are learning the importance of doing a literature review, as well as, what are good primary and secondary sources to use for research papers. Chapter #2 - Focus Questions:… Continue reading Media Theory Week 2

Media Theory Week 1

This week is the start of the Spring 2022 semester. one new class for me is Media Theory and Methods. The textbook I selected is called Media and Communication Research Methods written by Arthur Asa Berger. It is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. Chapter 1 covers - What Is Research? Why does… Continue reading Media Theory Week 1

Critical Race Theory

In the news again today is the issue of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Glad to see parents are finally taking a stand against CRT by not having it taught in schools. We do not need to teach children to judge others by the color of their skin. Teachers need to be able to focus on… Continue reading Critical Race Theory

Gamification

What was your favorite board game to play growing up? Mine was either checkers or monopoly. Games help us learn rules and to plan strategies to win, but should games be used in a classroom or in business? First, let's explore define Gamification: Gamification is about transforming the classroom environment and regular activities into a game.… Continue reading Gamification