Sunday, January 22, 2012

Media Literacy

I am working with our Library Media Specialist on designing a Global Warming Unit for fifth graders.

We signed up for a Digital Media Literacy workshop organized by Chris Sperry from Project Look Sharp who is training us on how to embed Media Literacy skills within the Science Curriculum. One of the goals for this workshop is to create a lesson plan that will be posted online.

Our work can be found at the Library Science and Teacher's Alliance website where we are piecing together our ideas with the help of Chris.

At this point, my understanding of Media Literacy means to use a sense of critical thinking to be able to:

  • analyze and interrupt the bias of a particular piece of media

  • determine the credibility of a particular piece of media

  • gain an understanding of multiple perspectives on a single topic.


This type of thinking will have to be taught to my students.  It's not easy and to be honest I am learning how to do these very important skills myself.

What does Media Literacy mean to you?

What are some examples of how you decode and analyze the media sources in your life?
Engaging in critical thinking when evaluating media messages

 Being able to evaluate the credibility of information from different sources

 Recognizing media’s influence on beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, and

the democratic process

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