Connecting to Media Literacy Alice Tope Education Technology South Eastern Ohio ETSEO is an OETC Media Literacy Workshop for RPDC Eight OETCs : PBS partners WGTE NWOET SOITA WCET ITSCO ETSEO NETO WVIZ techETSEO #23 Teaching Media Literacy Skills Charlotte Brontë Thirteen Hour Workshop Charlotte Brontë WebQuest Approach: True Grit and Media Lit Charlotte Brontë http://web.mvesc.k12.oh.us/webquest.asp?fileID=138 Charlotte had True Grit • Born in 1816 • Jane Eyre - 1847 • Shirley - 1849 • Villette - 1853 • The Professor - 1857 • Jane Eyre online Charlotte Brontë • http://www.literature.o rg/authors/bronte- charlotte/jane-eyre/ True Grit for Media Lit Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert Connecting Media Lit & Info Lit • Related topics- • Information Literacy: • The ability to recognize a need for information, and then be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use that information for the issue at Charlotte Brontë hand. Media Literacy • The Ability to • Access • Analyze • Evaluate • And Communicate Mass media information in a variety of formats including print and nonprint. INFORMATION LITERACY Big 6 • Ability to – Access – Analyze – Evaluate – Communicate • INFORMATION – Find what you need. http://www.big6.com/ Big 6 Steps • 1. Task Definition • 2. Information Seeking Strategies. • 3. Location and Access • 4. Use of Information • 5. Synthesis • 6. Evaluation Hold mail! http://www.big6.com/ Media Lit • Use Info Skills: – Accuracy – Point of View – Fact or fiction – Misleading info Charlotte Brontë – Appropriateness – Mass media messages Updated Definition: What is Media Literacy? Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms - from print to video to the Internet. Media Literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society, as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy. “Media rich lessons” MEDIA LITERACY • We live in a media saturated society. • Children spend 5.5 hours per day using media. – Positive experience! Charlotte Brontë “The Heart of Media Lit is Inquiry.” • Projects are – Engaging – Fun – Related to real life – Educational Charlotte Brontë Iditarod: March 5, 2005 Technology - PBS Teacher Source Infolit Workshop! Mathline Iditarod http://www.iditarod.com/ http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/mathline/concepts/idita rod/activity2.shtm WebQuest Workshop: Iditarod Technology and Information Literacy Workshop Inquiry Based Content Standards A “real life” project Fun AND Educational The Repository • The Arts • Engage past nine Multiple Intelligence Charlotte Brontë Easy way to start! • Advertisements: – Last drop – Reach out – Yellow went – Melt in mouth – Little dab – Golden Arches Charlotte Brontë Media Lit: Advertisement • Check the Z Media Lit: Advertisement • Check the Z Appropriate Advertisement? • What do you think? • Read pictures, too! Media Lit: Advertisement • On TV? • Write an honest ad. True Grit and Media Lit • A WebQuest • BYOW from WGTE http://www.wgte.org/ Charlotte Brontë True Grit and Media Lit Navigator • Google: “True Grit and Media Lit” Charlotte Brontë Http://web.mvesc .k12.oh.us/webquest.asp?fileID=138 Center for Media Literacy • Download a kit. Charlotte Brontë http://www.medialit.org/ PBS TeacherSource • “Test Your Media Smarts Quiz” Charlotte Brontë http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/media_lit/media_lit.shtm ECB Surf Report • Download CyberPigs Game. Quiz at end. Charlotte Brontë http://www.ecb.org/surf/medialit.htm More Links and Resources • Who’s the top celebrity endorser? Charlotte Brontë http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/schools/recit/ml/mllinks.htm Chalkwaves Ohio - Digital Video Media on Demand Handout Chalkwaves Ohio • Search Term: – Media Literacy • Advertising - Junior Chalkwaves Ohio • Search Term: Literacy • Data: How Do You Show It? - The creation and use of graphs in many arenas • -Access with Information - How to plan a project • -Information Literacy in Action - Teaching the research process Chalkwaves Ohio • Search Term: Information lit • 15 hits including • Mission Noun • Media Law • Static to Noise • Media and Elections Instructional Video & Media Literacy • HANDOUT: • • Creating Critical Viewers • Life Skills 101: Media Wise • In the Mix • http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/ • Students Turn For a Change • http://www.project540.org/main. cfm Media Literacy • Looks good! • But Jane says, “Not!” • And • Bloggers back Bush. • From a Media Lit Website - Social Studies: Facilitate a discussion of the relationship between media and terrorism . What use do terrorists make of various media? How do terrorists manipulate the news media into communicating their messages and furthering their causes? In recent years, how have terrorists used self-produced Web sites and video to achieve their objectives? How dependent are terrorists on media messages about their activities? Prepare for this discussion by defining the word, “terrorism”. How is terrorism different from any other combat? Then, have student groups analyze the media coverage of a selected terrorist act based on the questions listed here and then share their findings with the class. Terrorism: a political issue. • We need courage as a nation. Help children be brave! Adventures from The Book of Virtues • 30 segments (gr 3-5) • No dup rights • Book by William Bennett • PBSkids.org/adventures • Courage Clip Think about it! • How does the media influence us? • Who controls the media? • Was life different before mass media? • Why is television so trashy? • How can media be incorporated in classroom activities? True Grit and Media Lit • Get ideas! INFOhio and HCESC Workshops • New Literacies for the 21st Century Classroom • March 11 - BG • April 5 - Columbus • April 15 - Centerville • April 22 - Auburn Tech http://infohio.org/ID/newliteracies2004.html Media Literacy / Traditional Literacy • Reading & Writing • Critical analysis • Evaluation • Life long learning True Grit! Educational Technology for South Eastern Ohio Charlotte Brontë http://web.mvesc.k12.oh.us/webquest.asp?fileID=138 True Grit!
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