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Kevin's Information and Media Literacy Blog: iBook Author - Where ...

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Kevin's Information and Media Literacy Blog. This blog is intended to share my musings about Information and Media Literacy. It has combined and added content from two of my existing blogs and begins with new content ...
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We, the web kids - manifesto by Piotr Czerski | Media Literacy

We, the web kids - manifesto by Piotr Czerski | Media Literacy | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
http://boingboing.net/2012/02/22/web-kids-manifesto.html Writing this, I am aware that I am abusing the pronoun 'we', as our 'we' is fluctuating, discontinuo...

 

How do, as educators, (especially if we did not grow up with the Internet) train children to successfully navigate the Internet and its multitude of resources?

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A new kind of media literacy: connected learning | Mediacology

A new kind of media literacy: connected learning | Mediacology | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it

If media literacy (and to be media literate) is the embodiment of the skills necessary to be a literate person in the Information Age, can collaboration be separated from media literacy education? Is it possible to be media literate in isolation?

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Kevin's Information and Media Literacy Blog: iBook Author - Where ...

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Kevin's Information and Media Literacy Blog. This blog is intended to share my musings about Information and Media Literacy. It has combined and added content from two of my existing blogs and begins with new content ...
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How can Information Literacy be assessed? « International Schools ...

The culture of assessment in higher education requires academic librarians to demonstrate the impact of information literacy instruction on student learning. As a result, many librarians seek to gain knowledge about the ...

 

How do we assess the wide variety of 21st century skills that students needs to be successful in education and the workforce?

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ABC's of Media Literacy: What Can Pre-Schooolers Learn? | Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy provides you with a wide selection of teaching tools, carefully evaluated for their quality and importance to the field. (RT @qui_oui: RT @BonnieZink: ABC's of #MediaLiteracy - What Can Pre-Schoolers Learn?

 

Have we started these conversations with our preschoolers yet?

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Media Literacy, Creativity & Transmedia Storytelling For Kids: Got Mobile Strategy?

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RT @LaurindaShaver: Media Literacy, Creativity & Transmedia Storytelling For Kids: Got Mobile Strategy?
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YouTube Offers All Schools Education-Only Link, Beefs Up K-12 Content | MindShift

YouTube Offers All Schools Education-Only Link, Beefs Up K-12 Content | MindShift | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it

I'll bet your school has Youtube blocked for students as well. What if kids could get access to the very best educational content Youtube has to offer without the off color comments and whatnot? Youtube for Schools Program is now open for all. Does a program like this put the "stamp of approval" on Youtube, encouraging students to explore it on their own, or does it open the room for a deeper conversation about the risks and possible harms associated with social media?

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Socrative | Student response system | Engage audiences

Socrative | Student response system | Engage audiences | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Grades K-5

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Grades K-5 | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
Free Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for K-12 by Commonsense Media. Includes lesson plans, scope and sequence, assessments, interactives, and will soon include a virtual world for students to engage with and learn about digital citizenship through game play. One of many digital citizenship curricula out there, but this one is not solely limited to internet safety and bears some serious consideration. Lesson plans are nonsequential, making it an ideal resource to integrate where needed.
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The Googlization of everything |

"The internet has changed the way with think of information. The web as we know it is significantly changing our literacy and information encounters.Participative media tools have altered the shape and experience of learning, ..."

How do we take what we know about the customization of the Internet and help our students make the most out of this vast and vastly misunderstood resource ... all without villainizing it?
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What Does 'Smart' Mean Today? - Patch.com

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What Does 'Smart' Mean Today?Patch.com According to business executives, workers in the 21st century need to have an expanded education in the 3 R's, but it is not enough. They must also be skilled in the 4 C's: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, creativity and innovation, collaboration, information and media literacy, and contextual learning skills. Given today's demands of accountability and coverage, how do we prepare students for the workplace and help them develop their skills in these areas?
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PBS LearningMedia

PBS content accessible to teachers for use in the classroom. Over 14,000 resources. How can tools such as video collections make research and inquiry projects accessible to all students? What visual literacy skills must we systematically teach in order to help students better implement these resources into their repertoire?
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Knovio Video Presentations

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Knovio: an easy-to-use tool to create interactive online video presentations using a webcam and PowerPoint slides. Powered by KnowledgeVision technology. Knovio is still in beta, but offers yet another presentation development tool. It begs the question, how are tools such as Knovio, which continue to integrate various media forms, changing the way in which we need to teach media? Are explicit genre studies of digital media relevant in today's mashable media scene?
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Losing sleep over stars' health?

Just days after Angelina Jolie's gaunt turn at the Oscars, vegetarians may be the only people left who haven't encouraged the actress to eat a cheeseburger.

 

How do we start the conversastion in our classroom about body issues? How do we help children see through the "ideal body" hysteria that is generated and perpetuated by the media? Can our work in the classroom help girls see their bodies with new eyes?

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Social Media Belongs in the Classroom

Social Media Belongs in the Classroom | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it

Teachers who resist using social media in the classroom are stripping their students of an essential component of their future success. Avoiding – or worse, banning – social media platforms for students prohibits them from being successful professionals in fields like accounting, chemistry, the arts and more.


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A Model of Learning Objectives

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A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing:
A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.


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Information Literacy Weblog: Visual Literacy Competency Standards ...

Information Literacy Weblog: Visual Literacy Competency Standards ... | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
The VL Standards include: an introduction & definition; brief discussions of VL as it relates to higher education and to information literacy; "suggestions for implementing the Standards"; a bibliography, and, obviously, the ...

 

These visual literacy standards are defined for higher education, but the foundation for this kind of thinking must start in the elementary classroom. As we move students towards visual literacy competency, what does it look like in our classroom?

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Future Work Skills 2020: Transdisciplinarity

Future Work Skills 2020: Transdisciplinarity | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
Transdisciplinarity -- ever heard of it?

 

If students need to be fluent in a wide variety of literacies and disciplines, how do we promote these skills within the elementary classroom? What teaching practices and learning models help us achieve this?

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Media Literacy Project- What is Beauty

A media literacy project for school posted on Youtube. Perfect for high school, perhaps middle school. Some very strong images, but very well done. Some thought-provoking images and ideas. What is beauty? How is our perception of beauty shaped and warped by media?

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QR voice

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Generates qr-code for a synthesized voice message... 

 

How can tools like this make classroom activities accessible to all students? 

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Copps Calls for News Literacy Push - Broadcasting & Cable

"Copps proposes a K-12 online news media literacy curriculum to teach kids how to distinguish among the barrage of information coming at them, rather than take the easier route of "picking the..."

Teaching bias in the news is something that reaquires more attention. The bias is more subtle and potentially more damaging that than bias that is more obvious. How can we teach students how to detect these subtle biases and navigate the vast news media successfully?
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Digital Copyright Slider

Easy to use quick reference on copyright. A great tool for secondary students and teachers looking to find out whether they can use a resource without securing express permission from the author.

As we move farther into the 21st century, it is clear that students must possess the skills to both construct and deconstruct mashed up media. How does a tool such as this fit into the compendium of skills we need to impart to students asw they learn to navigate digital media?
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Visual.ly | Infographics & Visualizations. Create, Share, Explore

Visual.ly | Infographics & Visualizations. Create, Share, Explore | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
visual.ly - Create, Share, Explore Great Visualizations.

What literacy skills do students need in order to navigate the information presented in an infographic? How do we provide authentic, content-relevant opportunities to develop visual literacy skills in our classrooms?
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It really is about the technology and . . . « User Generated Education

It really is about the technology and . . . « User Generated Education | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
It is not about the technology. I have developed a sour taste for this commonly and almost automatic “battle cry” from the educational technology community. If we view learning as a process that is integrated, holistic, ...
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Safe Search - Primary School ICT

Safe Search - Primary School ICT | Media Literacy is Elementary | Scoop.it
A great place to start internet sessions for kids / pupils and teachers.
Internet searches are filtered and appropriate content is displayed more often than a standard internet search. Search is powered by Google Custom Search. Safe Search features: larger text; Google voice search; images, web, games, and videos; customizable design and domain through Searchypants. When do we begin the conversation with students about appropriate sites and research tools? How can tools such as Safe Search help us teach students critical literacy skills? (Or do such tools prevent or delay the conversation by doing the "critical thinking" for our students?)
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