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					Media Literacy Through Media
         Production
Creating Media Works in the Junior Grades


             Melissa Jensen
            Teacher-Librarian
            Trillium Woods ES
                 Barrie, ON


             melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                         2008
Outline:
     Introduce myself and my ideas
     Find out where you are from
     List expectations achieved
     Present “Stop Film Animation”
     Present “READ poster”
     Open for questions




       melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                   2008
               Media Literacy
Ontario Curriculum Expectations:
The Media Literacy strand has four overall expectations,
Students will:
1. demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;
2. identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and
   techniques associated with them are used to create meaning;
3. create a variety of media texts for different purposes and
   audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and
   techniques;
4. reflect on and identify their strengths, areas for improvement,
   and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and
   creating media texts.

                    Five   Media Questions

                        melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                    2008
        Curriculum Expectations- Gr. 6
    1. Understanding Media Texts Purpose and Audience
1.1 explain how a variety of media texts address their intended purpose and audience
Making Inferences/Interpreting Messages
1.2 interpret media texts, using overt and implied messages as evidence for their interpretations Teacher prompt: "Is
      there a connection between the articles and the advertisements used in a magazine?"
Audience Responses
1.4 explain why different audiences (e.g., boys, girls, adults, seniors, various cultural groups) might have different
      responses to media texts
    3. Creating Media Texts Purpose and Audience
3.1 describe in specific detail the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create, and identify
      challenges they may face in achieving their purpose Teacher prompt: ''Why do you think it is important for people
      to know about this topic? Why might you need to be especially persuasive to interest them in the topic?"
Conventions and Techniques
3.3 identify conventions and techniques appropriate to the form chosen for a media text they plan to create, and explain
      how they will use the conventions and techniques to help communicate their message Teacher prompt: "How do
      the conventions and techniques of this form make it easier or harder to communicate certain ideas?"
Producing Media Texts 3.4 produce a variety of media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using appropriate
      forms, conventions, and techniques (e.g. a movie poster to advertise a movie based on a narrative they have
      studied)
    4. Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies Metacognition
4.1 identify what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts, and explain how these
      and other strategies can help them improve as media viewers/listeners/producers
Interconnected Skills
4.2 explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media
      texts



                                          melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                                      2008
            Stop Film Animation
Inspiration: AQ Computers in the Classroom activity
Task: plan, shoot and edit a short movie
Requires :
 Use of digital camera and a tripod per group
 Windows Movie Maker




   time with classroom teacher to plan
                      melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                  2008
             Stop Film Animation
Student samples: http://trw.scdsb.on.ca/
Click on classes and staff-Peters or Gibbs-White classes




                      melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                  2008
Stop Film Animation




  Good Old Hockey Game

                                  Roy MacGregor’s email



    melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                2008
           Stop Film Animation
Sample 1:                             Sample 2:
Grade 6                               Grade 5/6
health, visual arts and language      Language-part of media unit



all shot in one day                  shot  a few movies at a time, so
lot of preparation of props and      takes longer to produce
backgrounds                           used existing props
purpose was a PSA                    purpose to create a movie
needed many cameras




                       melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                   2008
        Assessment of Stop Film
Ongoing- observation while in production
Peer evaluation
Self evaluation- sample questions
Generic animation rubric
http://ali.apple.com/ali_media/Users/1000313/files/others/AnimationRubric.pdf




                          melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                      2008
Questions about Stop Film?




        melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                    2008
                   READ POSTER
Inspiration: ALA Read Posters
Task: Create a READ Poster to encourage literacy
and develop photo editing skills using Fireworks program
Requires :
 use of digital camera
 Macromedia Fireworks
    (photo editing software)



 Samples of wallpaper/backgrounds…(student collected)
 time with classroom teacher to plan


                           melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                       2008
READ POSTERS




  melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
              2008
READ POSTERS




  melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
              2008
READ POSTERS




  melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
              2008
READ POSTERS




  melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
              2008
READ POSTERS




  melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
              2008
Demonstration




 melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
             2008
  Assessment of READ Poster
Ongoing- observation while in production
Peer evaluation
Self evaluation- sample questions
READ poster rubric




                    melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                2008
             Instructions

 StopFilm Animation
 Movie Maker Instructions
 Making Read Posters using Fireworks




              melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                          2008
Questions about READ poster?




         melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                     2008
Before you begin:
                       Suggestions:
 recruit help and technological assistance
  (e.g. scanner, batteries, cameras, tripods, adults, Coop students)
 plan enough time for shooting AND editing


During production:

   recruit extra helpers for day of filming

   assessment ongoing- observation, self/peer-evaluations

After projects are completed:
 Display work- open house DVD, assembly, webpage (permissions)
 “Trillies”- film festival
 READ posters around the school and on school computers



                           melissa.jensen@sympatico.ca
                                       2008

				
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