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Digital Literacy – Imagine Easy Solutions. New tools for Aboriginal youth for making good decisions about sharing online. Today, Facebook, MediaSmarts and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) released a series of newly translated guides for Aboriginal teens, which provide tips for sharing and making decisions online.

New tools for Aboriginal youth for making good decisions about sharing online

The Think Before You Share guides were released in Winnipeg during the opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. Like most young Canadians, Aboriginal youth rely on social media to keep in touch with family, friends and their broader communities. In remote areas, social networking is an especially important platform for communication. Young people depend on these networks for sharing, whether it’s their thoughts, photos or their latest favourite video. In MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) study we looked carefully at the habits and attitudes youth have towards sharing things online, as well as their worries, bad experiences and strategies for avoiding problems and fixing things when they go wrong.

Visual Literacy

WATCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY (2013) FULL MOVIE ONLINE FREE. 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy. Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use. Conversation Starters: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 21st Century Learning: 10. 11. 12. 13.

Lesson in Action: Private Today, Public Tomorrow Video. Classroom Posters. NEW!

Classroom Posters

Digital Citizenship: Pause & Think Online for Younger Kids This series of seven lyrical posters from our musical debut, Pause & Think Online song and video, is a great way to bring digital citizenship basics to your classroom with fun, engaging, colorful characters. NEW! 1-to-1 Essentials Program: Care & Maintenance Poster for Younger Kids Ready to go 1:1 with your elementary class? NEW! From our 1-to-1 Essentials Program, use this poster to give students the jumpstart they need to use their 1:1 devices in enriching and responsible ways. GetCyberSafe - Home. Empowering Witnesses to Bullying November 27, 2014 It's only recently that much attention has been paid to the role of witnesses to bullying, and even now there have been few studies focusing specifically on this.

GetCyberSafe - Home

Early research has shown that witnesses can be just as important as targets or perpetrators in how bullying scenarios play out and that witnesses may suffer negative effects that are as bad as or worse than those suffered by the person who is being bullied. 7 tips to help you talk with your child about cyberbullying right now. Say Something Nice… So they put up a podium with a megaphone and left a sign that said, “Say Something Nice.”

Say Something Nice…

People did just that. They were given the opportunity and the tool to express themselves in public. Although I have no idea if anyone chose to abuse it or not, the video below shows people taking the opportunity in positive, creative, and appropriate ways. I’m pretty sure if the sign said, “Say something dumb.” or “Say something inappropriate.” there would have been people step up to that plate as well. We’ve all witnessed and read about people who have chosen to use their voice in less positive, constructive ways. On Twitter… On Facebook, What if the buttons that we use to share gave some indication of the tone of the message?

Parents' guides from ConnectSafely. The Door That's Not Locked. Internet Meme Database. Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum. Social Media for Kids. Scope and Sequence. Critical Media Literacy Online CD. Media Literacy Links & Resources. Incorporating Media Into the Curriculum (Elementary & Secondary) Overview An Introduction to Media Literacy: The Why, What & How-To’s An excellent introduction to Media Literacy Education – the web site covers the need for ML education as well as the principles which govern it.

Media Literacy Links & Resources

Media Education in Canada (Elementary & Secondary) and Media Awareness Network One of the leading sites on Media Literacy Education world-wide, these two Canadian Heritage sites are full of practical resources. University of Oregon’s 18 Basic Principles of Media Education The University of Oregon’s 18 Basic Principles of Media Education aren’t meant for direct consumption by elementary students but rather guideposts for their teachers.

Project Look Sharp’s 12 Basic Principles. Media Awareness Network (MNet) Ontario Media Literacy Homepage. The Association for Media Literacy. I was once asked what novel I would recommend for a media studies high school course.

The Association for Media Literacy

My immediate reaction was, “Why would you put a novel on the course at all? There are novels studied in every other English course. Use the media course to study literature other than novels, like movies, TV commercials, messaging, websites!” The teacher would not accept that response. I couldn’t talk him out of a novel. This brings me to Homeland, by Cory Doctorow. Cory Doctorow is a novelist in the same activist tradition as were Kurt Vonnegut and Mark Twain. Gateway Site for Media Literacy Education.