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Media Literacy: The Research Is In!

Media Literacy: The Research Is In! | Media literacy | Scoop.it
With increased access to the Internet and social media, media literacy skills are more important than ever. Check out the latest research from the Center for Media Literacy on the impact of media literacy curriculum in schools.
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International Literacy Day: the library’s role in promoting literacies | CILIP

International Literacy Day: the library’s role in promoting literacies | CILIP | Media literacy | Scoop.it

Today is International Literacy Day. It reminds us that promoting and sustaining literacy is one of the critical roles of libraries. Our strength lies in the fact that we are really about literacies, all those skills individuals need to participate effectively in an information society.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 8, 5:56 AM

Some useful links and resources for literacy day.

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International Literacy Day: the library’s role in promoting literacies | CILIP

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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED | Media literacy | Scoop.it

For all the wild variety of our cultures, personalities, and thought patterns, we’re all still operating with roughly the same three-pound lump of gray matter. But almost from day one, the allotment of neurons in those brains (and therefore the way they function) is different today from the way it was even one generation ago. Every second of your lived experience represents new connections among the roughly 86 billion neurons packed inside your brain.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 4:50 AM

An interesting read.

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Ofcom | Techie teens are shaping how we communicate

Ofcom | Techie teens are shaping how we communicate | Media literacy | Scoop.it
A ‘millennium generation’ of 14 and 15 year olds are the most technology-savvy in the UK, according to new Ofcom research, which shows that after our teens our digital confidence begins a long decline.
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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Media literacy | Scoop.it
“ Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric”
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"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

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What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

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I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | Media literacy | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.

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This video shows how pretty much everything in Game of Thrones is fake

By now, we know that Game of Thrones uses a heavy VFX hand when it comes to building the world of Westeros but it's still amazing how real their visual effects can make it look. That's because pretty much everything is fake. Seriously. Anything far off in the distance or people standing around or flags waving have all been added in digitally.
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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic | Media literacy | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …
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Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy adopted | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy adopted | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Media literacy | Scoop.it
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Close Reading and What It Means for Media Literacy | MiddleWeb

Close Reading and What It Means for Media Literacy | MiddleWeb | Media literacy | Scoop.it
Close reading isn't just for printed texts anymore. Media literacy expert Frank Baker offers ways to engage students in analysis of a range of visual content.
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..."learning how to observe closely, locate evidence, look for clues, and ask the right questions."

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"Digging into YouTube Videos: Using Media Literacy and Participatory Cu" by Kristen Bloom and Kelly Marie Johnston

"Digging into YouTube Videos: Using Media Literacy and Participatory Cu" by Kristen Bloom and Kelly Marie Johnston | Media literacy | Scoop.it
It has been said that Web 2.0 is changing the way students learn. The time of the teacher as the primary source of information is a relic of the past. The role of the educator, as a result of new media, has changed substantially from one that is focused on the one-way transfer of information to one that trains students how to participate in digital environments with intelligence, skill, and literacy. It is our contention that educators and learners can exploit this media to engage in cross-cultural exchange and ultimately greater crosscultural understanding. This paper will elaborate on the ways in which teachers and students can use YouTube as a site for cultivating cross-cultural exchange and understanding by establishing video-pal relationships with other students from outside their home culture. Digital exchanges can help students and teachers build connections with their colleagues abroad and to develop an international perspective.
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WSIS: Global Forum for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy

WSIS: Global Forum for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy | Media literacy | Scoop.it

Drawing upon over 40 years of UNESCO’s experience in MIL, it has become absolutely essential to establish more enduring partnerships that are necessary to amplify the impact of MIL. To this end, UNESCO is going to launch the Global Forum for...


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Democracy depends on strong, honest news media

Democracy depends on strong, honest news media | Media literacy | Scoop.it
Uneasy times for journalists mean uneasy times for citizens of the U.S.
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You Are Not a Digital Native: Privacy in the Age of the Internet | Tor.com

You Are Not a Digital Native: Privacy in the Age of the Internet | Tor.com | Media literacy | Scoop.it

They say that the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II ordered a group of children to be raised without any human interaction so that he could observe their “natural” behavior, untainted by human culture, and find out the true, deep nature of the human animal.

 

If you were born around the turn of the 21st century, you’ve probably had to endure someone calling you a “digital native” at least once. At first, this kind of sounds like a good thing to be—raised without the taint of the offline world, and so imbued with a kind of mystic sixth sense about how the Internet should be.

 

But children aren’t mystic innocents. They’re young people, learning how to be adult people, and they learn how to be adults the way all humans learn: by making mistakes. All humans screw up, but kids have an excuse: they haven’t yet learned the lessons the screw-ups can impart. If you want to double your success rate, you have to triple your failure rate.

 

 

The problem with being a “digital native” is that it transforms all of your screw-ups into revealed deep truths about how humans are supposed to use the Internet. So if you make mistakes with your Internet privacy, not only do the companies who set the stage for those mistakes (and profited from them) get off Scot-free, but everyone else who raises privacy concerns is dismissed out of hand. After all, if the “digital natives” supposedly don’t care about their privacy, then anyone who does is a laughable, dinosauric idiot, who isn’t Down With the Kids.

 

“Privacy” doesn’t mean that no one in the world knows about your business. It means that you get to choose who knows about your business.

 

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Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable

Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable | Media literacy | Scoop.it
A protest in Ferguson, Missouri that escalated into a violent siege by anti-riot troops was another illustration of how valuable a citizen-powered form of media using Twitter and other social platforms can be, especially as a check on administrative power
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Researching and teaching communication book series. Books available online.

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Financial Literacy: Resource Roundup

Financial Literacy: Resource Roundup | Media literacy | Scoop.it
Edutopia has compiled resources for educators seeking to help students learn financial concepts, practice money management, and build strong financial decision-making and economic-reasoning skills.
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Good News About the Future of News Literacy

Good News About the Future of News Literacy | Media literacy | Scoop.it
“ James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider's new paper on the news literacy program at Stony Brook University brings some good news to journalism industry.”
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Les Howard's curator insight, August 5, 10:21 AM

Every student in America should acquire the critical thinking skills of a journalist. (James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider)

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21st Century Literacy: New Initiative Makes the Case that Learning to Code is for Everyone | Berkman Center

"Many people view computer programming as a narrow, technical activity appropriate for only a small segment of the population. But, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from MIT’s Media Lab, the University of California’s Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society is seeking to change that."


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Mitchel Resnick, : “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.”

To ease the transition into coding, the MIT team is developing a series of interest-based “microworlds” — specialized coding environments designed to connect with young people’s interests. For example, those interested in dancing could use a microworld to program musical beats and the movement of dancing characters on the screen.  

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Close Reading, Part Two: Visual Literacy through Photography | MiddleWeb

Close Reading, Part Two: Visual Literacy through Photography | MiddleWeb | Media literacy | Scoop.it
Despite snapping photos with smart phones, students don't always receive instruction in photography or visual literacy. Media literacy instruction can help.
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Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop!

Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop! | Media literacy | Scoop.it
Ideas for using infographics as a teaching assignment in the online college classroom. Two higher ed case studies.

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Thank you Elizabeth Charles!

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Newsletter from NORDICOM (June 2014)

Newsletter from NORDICOM (June 2014) | Media literacy | Scoop.it
A comprehensive look at Media Trends in the Nordic Countries
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A Very Brief & Highly Autobiographical Introduction to Media Literacy Education - YouTube

Thanks to my colleague, Christopher McKinley, for inviting me to guest lecture in his "Introduction to Communication and Media Arts" class at Montclair State...

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Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide

Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide | Media literacy | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of Americans have trouble navigating the Internet, says one researcher.
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Teaching Literacy Skills with Quality Comics | MiddleWeb

Teaching Literacy Skills with Quality Comics | MiddleWeb | Media literacy | Scoop.it
In Kevin Hodgson's sixth grade classes, comics are treated seriously as tools to promote better writing & deeper comprehension, using a unique skill set.
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Media literacy | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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