Media Literacy A Web 2.0 Project
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Why Media Literacy? A Virtual Magazine

Inspired by the article "Writing for the Instant Messaging and Text Messaging Generation: Using New Literacies to Support Writing Instruction" (Sweeny, S.M., 2010, doi:10.1598/JAAL.54.2.4)

 



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Media Literacy as a way to writing professionally in media
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The New Media Literacies

Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today's particip...

 

And yes - Professor Henry Jenkins is a USC prof!  Click the image and check out the video!

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The Internet Is Not Out To Get You

The Internet Is Not Out To Get You | Media Literacy  A Web 2.0 Project | Scoop.it

Students and Teachers just need to learn some basic NEW literacies:


Digital Citizenship:  Don't steal things.  Vet your sources.  Credit people properly.  Don't be rude.


Learn How To Research:  Synthesize information, think critically.


Be A Contributor, Not Just A Consumer:  The Internet is Your Digital Footprint.

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Salient Bullet Points from Article

Salient Bullet Points from Article | Media Literacy  A Web 2.0 Project | Scoop.it

Writing, for adolescents who live in an age of digital communication, has taken on new importance and plays a prominent role in the way they socialize, share information, and structure their communication.

 

Technology standards are often given scant attention due to budget constraints, limited access to technology, and inadequate investment in teacher training.

 

Communicating thoughts and ideas with multimodal texts can be accomplished through the use of a variety of media and formats.

 

Options can include a traditional format, such as an essay written in pen on paper, or a new format that is posted on the Internet and includes text, visual images, and hyperlinks to recorded information (O’Brien & Scharber, 2008).

 

Incorporating new literacies into the writing curricu- lum does not have to be an all-or-nothing proposi- tion. Teachers can ease into the process by augmenting their current instruction with a few new ideas.

 

 

 

OMG?  Are you FREAKING serious?

Yes, I am. 

And so is S.M. Sweeny

 

 

 

As any parent with a teen who has a cell phone has witnessed, the primary reason teens use their phones is for communication (Lenhart et al., 2008). Rather than ban cell phone or Internet use during class time, some teachers include texting, e-mail, IM, and Twitter in their classrooms (Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 2005; Young, 2008).

 

 

 

Bottom line:

 

Although technology may initially be a hook for students, careful planning and consideration of the appropriateness of the technology integration will ensure that students remain interested and engaged.

 

 

Well done, S.M. Sweeny.  Well done. 

 

 

For an interesting article about Educational Standards and Media Literacy, go to:

 

 

http://www.medialit.org/reading-room/educational-standards-and-media-literacy ;

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Wanna Learn More?

We are almost done with this course.  It has been great to collaborate with all of you in class.  If you are interested in this topic, spend some of your summer hours checking out these resources.

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