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A Picture's Worth 1000 Words. Subjects Arts & Humanities --Language Arts Social Studies --Geography --Regions/Cultures Grade Pre K K-2 3-5 6-8 Brief Description In this interdisciplinary lesson, K-8 students try to interpret what a set of pictographs --pictures that symbolize a word or concept -- really mean.

A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

Objectives Students will: interpret a set of pictographs, defining what each image means. create their own set of symbols as an alphabet. write using their own symbolic alphabet. Keywords cultures, pictographs Materials Needed teacher access to the Internet (student access optional) ability to display teacher's monitor to the class (LCD projector or TV) drawing program or crayons/coloring pencils and paper printer (optional) Lesson Plan This lesson is adaptable for most students in grades K-8 and can fit within either a language arts class (focusing on communication) or a social studies lesson with a multicultural focus.

Are pictures really worth 1000 words? Lesson Plan(s) Lesson Planning Worksheet The Big idea/Title of lesson: Personal gender identity and how the representation of females and males in visual culture affect students’ identity.

Lesson Plan(s)

Key words: gender, identity and representation Grade Level: Sixth Grade students at Park Forest Middle School Rationale: The big idea is personal identity and how sixth graders see themselves as individuals, how the visual world affects their identity. Obviously this is an important issue through-out everyone’s life but as people grow up they change their ideas about personal identity. Persuasive Language in Media Texts - Iris Breuer, Melanie Napthine. Media Literacy. Lessons - Media Literacy. Deconstruct Media Messages Tutorial. Deconstructing a media message can help us understand who created the message, and who is intended to receive it.

Deconstruct Media Messages Tutorial

It can reveal how the media maker put together the message using words, images, sounds, design and other elements. It can expose the point of view of the media maker, their values, and their biases. It can also uncover hidden meanings – intended or unintended. How to Deconstruct a Media Message All media messages – TV shows, newspapers, movies, advertisements, etc. – are made or constructed by people. A Series of Conversation Cases. Ancient Rome. Untitled. Welcome. Nine Elements. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1.

Nine Elements

Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Resources. Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google. At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond.

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer.

Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes. Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students. Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students. Through the Wild Web Woods - A game by the Council of Europe based on the Internet Literacy Handbook. Webonauts Internet Academy. Come play again later!

Webonauts Internet Academy

Come play again tomorrow! Digital Citizenship Spotlight Lesson Plans. Where Grownups Can Learn About Digital Media. Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum — ikeepsafe.org. Digicentral - Understanding social networking. Sell me on Dewey! Learning outcomes Students will: learn the basics of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. learn the major informational categories in each section. easily locate resources in the library media center. use creativity and writing skills, as well as their social skills, in a collaborative manner to develop a group’s commercial on a particular segment of Dewey.

Sell me on Dewey!

Teacher planning. Admongo.gov. Everywhere you look, you see advertisements—not just on TV and online, but on buses, buildings, and scoreboards.

Admongo.gov

Many ads target kids ages 8 to 12. Do your students have the critical thinking skills to understand ads, what they're saying, and what they want kids to do? To help you equip your students with these valuable skills, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has launched a campaign to teach kids about advertising. Don't Buy It. Finding hidden messages in advertising. A picture is worth a thousand thoughts. Infographics. What is an infographic?

Infographics

Why infographics? The Art of Visualization (Video) Term 1 Infographic Assignment You will be creating an engaging “Info-Graphic” that shares information with the audience using pictures, numbers and words. Middle School Media Literacy. What is Media Litearcy?

Middle School Media Literacy

Media Literacy is about understanding how the media works and the techniques it uses to communicate with its audience. Why is Media Literacy Important? It is important to understand how the media works because it can help us recognize and guard oursleves against the pressures it can create in our opinions. We can also learn new persuasive techniques. The Activity: Digizen - Digicentral - Create a digizen. Digizen - Home. 5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship. Edutopia is one of my favourite educational web resources . Today while I was checking its Five Minute Film Festival page I came across a link that took me to their YouTube channel where I found a treasure trove of interesting videos on digital citizenship and because digital citizenship is one of the important themes in this blog, I decided to handpick some of the clips that grabbed my attention and share them with you below , you can also check the entire list here.

But before that, let me share with you this concise and to-the-point definition that Amy gave to digital citizenship : "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. InCtrl - Lesson: Media Literacy. Ad Lesson Plans. Media Literacy 7-8. Introduction This lesson is about raising awareness, educating, and changing public attitudes and behavior towards messages and images in the media.

For this lesson, students will begin to analyze messages and images in the media and present their findings to the class. After analyzing advertisements, students will create a Public Service Advertisement on Media Awareness. Students will discover that advertising is a construction that preys on our insecurities, presents false hope, displays unrealistic expectations, uses photo editing techniques in order to trick the viewer, and reinforces stereotypes in order to control and to sell products. Media Literacy - ELA: Grade 8. Food Ad Tricks: Helping Kids Understand Food Ads on TV. Medialitlessons - Grade 7. Medialitlessons - home. Via Wikipedia, by Antmantrunks Love Pharrell Williams and Weird Al Yankovic? Want to have some fun with your students this September?

Use these fun videos to get them thinking critically about the broad range of texts they encounter. The lesson ideas below are appropriate for secondary (high school) students, but may also be modified for use with middle school students. Media Literacy, at its core, involves being able to read a wide variety of texts. Codes are defined as: the system of signs and symbols used to create meanings in texts. Conventions are the commonly accepted ways in which the elements of the text and its content may be delivered. One of the most popular and compelling songs of the past year is Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”: Use the media triangle to guide the discussion on parody music videos.

Helping students interpret visual representations of information. Update: Feb. 29, 2012 Please note: The original video we used for this post was a video podcast by Gestalten TV in which New York Times Graphics Director Steven Duenes and Graphics Editor Archie Tse describe how their team works with breaking news to create clear, concise visualizations of data for readers. Since that has now been taken down, we have substituted a classic TED talk by David McCandless that we refer to in the post. We’re declaring this week Infographics Week on The Learning Network because we know how important it is for students to be able to read and interpret visual representations of information — and because The New York Times consistently creates useful and elegant examples that we think teachers across the curriculum should know about.

Not only do charts, graphs and maps show up on standardized tests of all kinds, but whiteboard technology has made the graphic depiction of information that much more useful and ubiquitous in classrooms. Infographics in General: The art of deception in advertising [Infographic] Learn the Ropes on Digital Citizenship - For Kids & Teens...Sites. Guide_Lit_456_Vol_7_Media_Literacy.pdf. Grade 5 Expectations and Activities. Undefined BACK to Ontario Media Literacy Main PageWIINDMILL PRESS (Canadian publisher of media literacy books and resources) According to the Ontario Ministry of Education's Elementary Curriculum in Media Education, grade 5 students will: identify the main characters of some familiar media recognize that media works are composed of a series of separate elements list and describe many of the ways in which the media provide information.

Grade 8 Expectations and Activities. Undefined BACK to Ontario Media Literacy Main PageWIINDMILL PRESS (Canadian publisher of media literacy books and resources) According to the Ontario Ministry of Education's Elementary Curriculum in Media Communications, grade 8 students will: identify and analyze the formulas used in different categories of media works describe a media work, outlining its different parts and steps and choices involved in planning and producing it evaluate the effectiveness of various informational media works.

Grade 7 Expectations and Activities. The Power of the Camera. Grade 6 Expectations and Activities. Undefined. YouthLearn: Learning. YouthLearn: Learning. Photography is not just about pointing and pressing a button; it's a decision-making process. One of the best reasons for working photography into your activities and projects is that it helps kids better understand the media images they're bombarded with every day. Page7_2.pdf. Key Questions. Key Questions. Key Questions. Techniques. The techniques are not age-specific. You could use any of them with any age-group depending on the topic in hand, the moving image text you want to base them on, and how far you want to follow through each activity. MediaLit Moments. ThinkLitMedia.pdf. Welcome.

Key Areas of Media Education. Video and Media. Video and Media. Assess Yourself. We have a few options for you to assess your learning, challenge yourself and get some immediate feedback. Here they are: Your Digital Presence - from the 2Learn.ca Education Society. Making Safer Choices Online. NSTeens.org - Making Safer Choices Online. Basic Internet Safety. Learning to recognize the warning signs of these risks will allow trusted adults to intervene and lessen potential negative impacts. By acting as a resource, parents and guardians can help make the Internet a safer place for their families.

As a parent or guardian, you should stay well-informed about current issues to understand what your children are experiencing on and off the Internet. If they are social networking, instant messaging, using webcams, or blogging, help them use these tools safely by learning how to use them yourself. Hector\'s World Information Island Hector’s World Information Island. Spotlight: Digital Citizenship. Movies, quizzes, activities, teacher resources and video tutorials. Digital Compass. 5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship. Interactive Assessments.

Results for. Think Like a Robot … And Stay Safe Online! Educator Materials. DP_EducatorHandbook_2013-12.pdf. Ontario - Language 8. Ontario - Language 7. Lesson_Once_Upon_a_Time.pdf. TipSheet_BuildingYourBrand_0_0.pdf. Lesson_Gender_Stereotypes_Body_Image.pdf. Lesson_Comic_Book_Characters.pdf. Lesson_Newspaper_Front_Page.pdf. Lesson_Hunger_Games_Catching_Fire.pdf. Lesson_Advertising_All_Around_Us.pdf. Assignment: Media Literacy. Advertising Assignment. What To Know About Using Colors In The Classroom. This Is Your Brain On Ads: An Internal 'Battle' Digital Citizenship. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. 20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship. Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language 5. Media Literacy 101.

Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language 6.