At the end of last school year I convinced my teachers that they should pose with their favorite book, and I would turn them into reading celebrities a la the American Library Association's READ campaign. The software used here was purchased from ALA. One of my goals for the middle school Media Arts class I teach, is to turn my students into reading celebrities as well. We use free photo manipulation software called GIMP. Photoshop is too fancy and expensive for us. GIMP does the job admirably.
"I have advocated for 30 years that, in order to preserve our democracy and protect ourselves against demagogues,we should have courses in schools on how to watch TV, how to read newspapers, how to analyze a speech – how to understand the limitations of