Using Media Literacy Skills to Teach the Power of Persuasion: Focusing on Mobile Technologies in Education

Wed, May 2, 2012: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday 5/2 9:00-11:45
McCormick Place - West
Room: W176A
Capacity: 80
CEU Credits: 2.75
During this workshop participants will be introduced to a wide range of media literacy activities which can be utilized to further advance students' persuasive writing skills.

Participants will be provided with a wide range of articles on the topic of mobile technologies in the classroom. They will then engage in various groups activities that will allow them to create and develop persuasive pieces engaging in innovative and replicable activities to promote cell phone use in the classroom. The goal of this workshop is to produce numerous persuasive writing strategies through media literacy projects.

Short Title

Using Media Literacy Skills to Teach the Power of Persuasion


Belinha De Abreu, Sacred Heart University
Kelly McNeal, William Paterson University


Dr. Melda Yildiz, Kean University

Audience Background



Literacy and Technology

Intended Audience

All conferees
Beginning Teachers
Classroom Teachers
Librarians/Media Specialists
Reading Teachers/Specialists
Special Education Teachers
Teacher Educators
Technology Coordinators/Trainers


Adolescent Literacy
Critical Literacy, Critical Pedagogy
Instructional Technology
New Literacies (Electronic, Media, Visual, etc.)
Writing, Composition

Maximum Learner Age


Minimum Learner Age