Digital and Media Literacy
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Digital and Media Literacy
Teaching digital and media literacy within the classroom. Looking at bridging the digital divide in classrooms and communities.
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Wikipediocracy | Digital and Media Literacy |
A critical review site examining Wikipedia's flaws and follies

Via Pierre Levy
Pierre Levy's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:56 PM

The dark side of Wikipedia

luiy's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:17 AM
Our Mission:We exist to shine the light of scrutiny into the dark crevices of Wikipedia and its related projects; to examine the corruption there, along with its structural flaws; and to inoculate the unsuspecting public against the torrent of misinformation, defamation, and general nonsense that issues forth from one of the world’s most frequently visited websites, the “encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”
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Introducing the Media Literacy Smartphone

Introducing the Media Literacy Smartphone | Digital and Media Literacy |

"Ever since the Media Education Lab moved from Temple University to the University of Rhode Island, I was looking for a chance to update the classic media literacy remote control...[which] presents a metaphor for the active and structured approach to the analysis of media and popular culture." The remote control has been re-designed to " a smartphone look while keeping the key questions and core concepts the same.
This "new Media Education Lab App (MEL App) engages people in dialogue and information-sharing, showcasing to already-media literate people how media literacy can be learned through exploration of critical questions."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:09 PM

The "buttons" are the "features" and include:

* Reality Check

* Private Gain or Public Gain

* What's Left Out 
* Values Check

* Read Between the Lines

* Stereotype Alert

* Solutions Too Easy

* Record/Save for Later 

If you look at the"the bottom part of the MEL App  [you will]... see the different media genres content that can be analyzed." The post notes that you may use this to explore newspapers, TV messages, comics, tablets, radio, books, movies, video games and more. Think of it as a tool to promote media literacy and a guide to structured critical analysis. 

This is not a real app that you download, but a tool that is very reasonably priced. "One side of the smartphone displays the various "apps" for analyzing a media text and the other side displays the "five critical questions" of media literacy developed by Renee Hobbs." 

Irvin Sierra's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:14 PM

This article is in relation to what we are talking about in class because it has to do with popular culture. This new invention that they had made was based on already a device that was use for media literacy. But with all the new technology advancing and growing they decided to make it look more attracting to society by making it look like a smartphone. By making it look like a smartphone more people would be attracted to it since everyone around the world now have smartphone devices. This is not only across the US but across the world . Its spreading so it much likely consider popular culture because everyone would want to have the new thing coming out.