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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students. Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.”

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it. Sometimes this writing comes in the form of responding to questions, while other time it’s in the form of an essay. And sometimes the reading is watching, playing with, or otherwise interacting with a digital media.

Some of these tasks will look familiar, especially to English teachers. You also might notice that many of them apply to both traditional and digital media. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. 50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students. Charles Addams Illustrates Mother Goose, 1967. By Maria Popova “Come with a hoop, Come with a call, Come with a good will, Or not at all.”

Charles Addams Illustrates Mother Goose, 1967

I have a documented soft spot for vintage children’s books, especially little-known gems by otherwise famous creators, coupled with a weakness for the macabre style of mid-century illustrator Edward Gorey. So imagine my delight upon finding out that in 1967, beloved Addams Family creator and New Yorker cartoonist Charles “Chas” Addams (January 7, 1912–September 29, 1988) put his twist on the classic Mother Goose tales. The Charles Addams Mother Goose (UK; public library) is exactly as darkly delightful as you’d expect it to be, bringing the time-honored characters to wicked new life.

In the midst of the Vietnam War, Addams brought equal parts comfort and comic relief with this intersection of the deeply familiar and the refreshingly irreverent. Explore. A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration. Arts integration has been shown by several rigorous studies to increase student engagement and achievement among youth from both low and high socioeconomic backgrounds (Catterall, Dumais, & Hampden-Thompson, 2012; Upitis & Smithrim, 2003, cited in Upitis 2011; Walker, McFadden, Tabone, & Finkelstein, 2011).

A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

Arts integration was introduced at Wiley H. Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, as part of their school improvement plan in 2008 after the district applied for and was awarded a four-year grant under the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) Grant Program. Since arts integration was first implemented at Bates, the percentage of students achieving or surpassing standards for reading has grown from 73 percent in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012, and from 62 percent to 77 percent for math during the same period, while disciplinary problems decreased 23 percent from 2009 to 2011. Artful Thinking. Become a Maker - DIY. WESCH Poster. Confessions of an Aca-Fan — — The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins.

Jenkins White Paper. 10 Ways to Be Creative Poster. Transliteracy pinterest MMT. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. It's the end of the world as we know it.It's the end of the world as we know it.It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine...

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

But in the background, a voice repeats: It's time I had some time alone. Probably most of us have felt overwhelmed at some point by the barrage that is contemporary Internet and media culture, a barrage that shows up in numerous remixes for End of the World. But perhaps we just need some time alone—some time to think? In this collection, we feature several takes on the potential impact of the 'media/Internet barrage'. Others in this collection, such as Linda Stone and Maggie Jackson, ask similar questions but frame them in distinct ways around a focus on the skill or capacity for 'attention'.

Schrock Guide to Infographics. 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information. Big Universe- for younger childrenBlurb- prices start at $10.95 (small book) discounts on quantity orders Bookemon BoomWriter- students write a book together; class gets one free copy (free shipping) ClassikTV- create a movie by adding subtitles to old movie scenes.

64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

Media Literacy Lesson Plan Ideas. A Blog For Educators of Colonial American History. ICT Tools and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Educators. Create your interactive learning activity. Library Gamer. From_The_Creative_Minds_Book2. Information Transliteracy in the 21st Century Classroom. Did You Know 3.0? Transliteracy for young readers. Reading and Writing the World: School Libraries as Sponsors of Transliteracy. ALA 2011 - Why Transliteracy. Blogpost NCSLMA.

#AASL12 Fall Forum Twitter Archive. Exploring transliteracy: Bobbi Newman. Literacy in Learning Exchange. Digital Text & the Common Core Standards. The End of Nonfiction: Common Core standards force us to rethink categorization. Photo by CCAC North Library Reference is dead.

The End of Nonfiction: Common Core standards force us to rethink categorization

Don’t worry though, fiction and nonfiction will keep it good company in the great resting place in the sky for obsolete library sections. These days, it’s the Common Core standards that should be driving collection development in the school library, and CC requirements extend well beyond fiction, nonfiction, and reference. I’m not suggesting you jettison all reference materials. Quite the contrary, we must free these valuable resources from reference shelves in the off chance that someone will need to ask a question without having easy access to Wikipedia (I’m joking, sort of). The Common Core calls for primary sources and short pieces on social studies and scientific topics. Definitely not “nonfiction.” For me, that’s the answer: “informational texts.” Then let’s look at books that are primarily about a narrative.