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Cleve Couch

Educational Leadership:Literacy 2.0:Teaching Media Literacy - 0 views

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      Only 76% of my current students have internet access at home via laptop or PC
  • U.S. students may learn something about evaluating sources in research paper assignments and learn to recognize propaganda in social studies, but that's often the extent of their media literacy instruction.
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      We have more than 1400 students at my middle school; we share two carts of laptops with 30 laptops each among more than 400 sixth graders--very limited amount of access time.
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  • spurred by students' access to unlimited information on the Internet.
  • Can students learn to recognize bias, track down sources, and cross-check information?
  • One of the most basic strands of media literacy emphasizes the skills and knowledge students need to locate and critically assess online content.
  • digital media literacy skills are vastly underrepresented in the curriculum for all but the most advanced students (as, indeed, are offline critical-thinking and reading-comprehension skills).
  • Choosing appropriate search engines, following relevant links, and judging the validity of information are difficult challenges, not only for students of all ages, but also for most adults, including many teachers.
  • Although based on offline rather than online media literacy, the study found that explicit media literacy instruction increased both traditional literacy skills, such as reading comprehension and writing, and more specific media-related skills, including identification of techniques various media use to influence audiences.
  • From video games to social networks, incorporating what students are doing online into the school curriculum holds great, and perhaps the only, promise for keeping students engaged in learning
Jennifer Dorman

eSchoolNews - This fair-use guide offers copyright shelter - 0 views

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    Created though a partnership among the Media Education Lab at Temple University, the Center for Social Media at American University (AU), and AU's Washington College of Law, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, the code identifies five principles of consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K-12 schools, higher-education institutions, nonprofit groups that offer media-education programs for children and youth, and adult-education programs. 1. Employing copyrighted material in media-literacy lessons 2. Employing copyrighted material in preparing curriculum materials 3. Sharing media-literacy curriculum materials 4. Student use of copyrighted materials in their own academic and creative work 5. Developing audiences for student work
Nigel Coutts

Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning - 0 views

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    An increasingly significant aspect of literacy is an awareness of the visual elements that fall beyond the traditional components of written text. Termed 'Visual Literacy' this is the ability to read and create communications that use visual elements. It combines the skills of traditional literacy with knowledge of design, art, graphic arts, media and human perception. It takes literacy further beyond a decoding of text to a decoding of the complete package around the communication.
Jennifer Dorman

Dangerously Irrelevant: Teaching administrators about Wikipedia - 0 views

  • Our students deserve better training about how to navigate our new, complex, online information landscape. They don't learn about information literacy, bias, media literacy, assessment of online validity, and other critical online skills by being denied access to that information. They don't learn how to cite and use online resources appropriately if they can't use those resources and learn from their mistakes because the materials are banned.
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    This is a great blog post to use to frame a discussion about the educational applications for Wikipedia and the importance of teaching media literacy.
Tim Childers

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills - 0 views

shared by Tim Childers on 12 Dec 08 - Cached
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    TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students.
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    TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students.
Jennifer Dorman

Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds - Kaiser Family Foundation - 15 views

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    Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). And because they spend so much of that time 'media multitasking' (using more than one medium at a time), they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes (10:45) worth of media content into those 7½ hours.
Kathleen Gormley

New Media Literacies Community Site - Materials from Learning Library, Teachers' Strate... - 0 views

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    New Media Literacies website--recommend this group to anyone interested in web 2.0 and more.
Rob Jacklin

CodeofBestPracticesinFairUse.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 1 views

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    Code of B e s t Pr a c t i c e s in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
Jennifer Dorman

K12 Online Conference 2008 | Kicking it Up a Notch Film School For Video Podcasters - 1 views

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    Make better classroom movies with simple tips that will help elevate your vodcast to the next level in terms of artistic and technical merit. Learn how to storyboard like a pro, choose shots that support the telling of your story, and capture better lighting and sound. Regain lost opportunities to teach media literacy and higher level thinking via video production by empowering yourself to empower your students. Tap into over one hundred years of movie history with this engaging presentation that instructs as it entertains.
Mary Phillips

KlabLab | The Education Co-Creation Network - 0 views

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    The bomb-diggity learning resource for teachers and students! KlabLab feature songs and music videos about all sorts of topics. Very good stuff, definitely worth exploring. 
Jude Kesl

Glean Learning Tools by The Public Learning Media Laboratory. - 0 views

shared by Jude Kesl on 14 Sep 11 - No Cached
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    free science, math and information literacy teaching tools
Mary Phillips

twitter for teachers guide - 0 views

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    Great guide about using Twitter as a teacher. Good walkthroughs and lots of multimedia elements.
Clif Mims

Code of Best Practices in Fair use for Media Literacy Education - 0 views

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    Finally The End To Copyright Confusion Has Arrived
Jennifer Dorman

Children, Digital Media & Our Nation's Future: Three Challenges for the Coming Decade - 0 views

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    Publication by Rima Shore, Ph.D.
Clif Mims

Real Life Stories of Cyberbulling - 0 views

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    Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet to harass or bully others. Watch our new series and discuss with teens what they can do to avoid becoming a victim or victimizing someone else.
Mary Phillips

Sweet Search - 15 views

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    Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by our research experts.
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    Great search engine that has weeded out a lot of the junk (and advertising) found in a plain Google search. Cool tool! Also will link to your Google Docs account and add your research to a document.
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