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Quick Ideas for Visual and Media Literacy Lessons. As I was concluding my workshop presentation at a recent South Carolina School Librarians annual conference, a media specialist raised her hand to say that although she liked my ideas for media and visual literacy lessons, she would have difficulty finding time to do most of them.

Quick Ideas for Visual and Media Literacy Lessons

She admitted that it was common for her to see students for only 15 minutes at a time. How could she “do” a lesson with those time constraints? With that in mind, I offer these ideas for your consideration, whether you work in the school library space or in a classroom. Gather up a few magazines Does your media center collection include magazines? You probably have magazines created around topics of high tween and teen interest: music, sports, fashion and gaming. Most of these youth-oriented magazines also have online versions and/or apps that can be used with mobile devices – iPads, Chromebooks, and the like.

Some quick magazine lesson ideas IDEA #1 – Why does it look like this? IDEA #2 – Who’s the audience? Media Literacy: A Definition and More. Search form You are here Media Literacy: A Definition and More The definition most often cited in the US is a succinct sentence hammered out by participants at the 1992 Aspen Media Literacy Leadership Institute: Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.

Media Literacy: A Definition and More

Definitions, however, evolve over time and a more robust definition is now needed to situate media literacy in the context of its importance for the education of students in a 21st century media culture. Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. Follow these links to documents and resource materials that will help you explore these ideas further. Introduction to Media Literacy. FREE Media Literacy Worksheets – Laura Randazzo – Solutions for the Secondary Classroom. Last week, Stanford researchers released a “bleak” report showing that more than 80 percent of students can’t determine the difference between real and fake news.

FREE Media Literacy Worksheets – Laura Randazzo – Solutions for the Secondary Classroom

(Alas, it seems this is something adults struggle with, as well.) The severity of students’ lack of media literacy was shocking to the study’s authors who were “taken aback by students’ lack of preparation…Many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there. Our work shows the opposite.” What to do about this? I’m going to start by using Stanford’s own assessment tools with my students. Click here for worksheet #1, where students will examine whether items on a homepage are news articles or paid advertisements: Click here for worksheet #2, where students will examine whether a photograph of mutated daisies is evidence of contamination from a nuclear power plant: Teach on, everyone! Note: These materials are the property of Stanford’s History Education Group. Media & Information Literacy For Teachers – International, multimedia and multi-language media and information literacy teaching resources.

Critical Media Literacy. 1.

Critical Media Literacy

Constructions All media messages are constructions.How is the message constructed? How well does it represent reality? 2. Beliefs and Values The media messages contain beliefs and value messages.What values, lifestyles, or points of view are represented in or omitted from this media message? 3. Each person interprets a message differently.How might others understand this message differently? 4. Mod32 Core Concepts. Media literacy. ”Därför måste vi tala mer om hur medierna utvecklas” Förra året tillsatte regeringen en Framtidskommission med uppdraget att identifiera framtidens samhällsutmaningar.

”Därför måste vi tala mer om hur medierna utvecklas”

En av dessa utmaningar handlar om medielandskapets förändringar och dess betydelse för den politiska åsiktsbildningen, det politiska deltagandet, den sociala sammanhållningen och, ytterst, demokratin. Att medielandskapet har förändrats dramatiskt under de senaste decennierna är ingen nyhet. Public service-monopolet har brutits, antalet radio- och tv-kanaler har ökat dramatiskt, sändningstiderna i etermedierna har ökat kraftigt, och internet har tillkommit och blivit en integrerad del av våra liv. I dag finns det en närmast obegränsad tillgång till nyheter och information från olika delar av världen. Aldrig har tillgången till information varit lika omfattande som nu. Den här utvecklingen är på många sätt oerhört positiv, men den innebär också stora utmaningar. Inte minst ur det senare perspektivet innebär medieutvecklingen en utmaning. Resultaten är tydliga. Vem behöver sanning när det finns känslor?

Högern närmar sig althögern och ”alternativa fakta” har slagit igenom i Sverige enligt Trump-modell.Foto: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT Aftonbladets ledarsida är oberoende socialdemokratisk.

Vem behöver sanning när det finns känslor?

Ledarsidan driver opinion för jämlikhet, rättvisa, feminism och allas lika värde. Anna Kinberg Batra anklagar Jonas Gardell för hat. Dagens Nyheters ledarsida jämställer Jonas Sjöstedt med Jimmie Åkesson. Den liberale debattören Fredrik Segerfeldt skriver att Donald Trump är socialdemokrat. Tre små exempel från veckan. After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news. History teacher Chris Dier was in the middle of a lesson last week at Chalmette High School in Chalmette, La., when a student made a befuddling inquiry: “He raised his hand and asked if I knew about Hillary Clinton using pizza places to traffic people.”

After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news

About a thousand miles away at Wilson High School in Northwest Washington, distressed students in teacher Eden McCauslin’s history and government classes asked why a North Carolina man armed with an assault rifle had appeared at their local pizza shop, Comet Ping Pong, telling police that he wanted to free child sex slaves he believed to be harbored there, a false narrative conspiracy theorists have pushed on the Internet. [Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.] Hoaxes, fake news and conspiracy theories have abounded on the Web, spreading with increasing speed and intensity during the recent presidential election cycle.

As the Comet Ping Pong incident displayed, such false accounts can inspire very real consequences. Media Literacy Clearinghouse. Lessonbucket - VCE Media, VELS Media, Media Arts, digital literacy, media education, filmmaking.