"During the last few years, I’ve been heartbroken by stories about young people choosing paths of violent extremism. I’m talking about people like Dylann Roof, the young white supremacist whose shooting rampage left nine black churchgoers dead in South Carolina, or Hoda Muthana, a young Muslim woman who left her family in Alabama to marry an ISIS fighter in Syria. Their choices are stunning for their impact on the lives of innocent people, and because the path to redemption after such a choice seems nearly impossible. I read these stories but had never really considered them through the lens of media literacy. That is, until I received an invitation from UNESCO to attend a conference on the internet and what they term “youth radicalization.” The experience transformed the way I think about The LAMP’s work in media literacy, and opened my eyes to a new set of potential for how expanding access to media literacy and critical thinking can change the lives of young people worldwide."
For our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest, in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 301 writing prompts that may help — an update to last year’s popular list of 200.
“ A recent edition of the PBS Idea Channel does a nice job of exploring the question Do “Digital Natives” Exist?. I’ve never liked the digital native/digital immigrant concept. As the presenter point...”
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“Digital storytelling – in all its myriad forms – forges opportunities for both student initiative and student agency. With digital storytelling, students can create amazing projects with a greater range of creativity without being a stellar artist or wordsmith; they can tell stories or impart information in their own way and on their terms.”
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Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…
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