Rather than simply disregard information as “fake news” media literate individuals are empowered as “critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens.” Translation: They actively engage with the media and information ecosystem by adopting the mantra: When in doubt, check it out. Folks at the COMM+MEDIA Research Collaboratory have curated a short list of fact checking web sites that will help kids and adults alike locate truth in popular news stories in the areas of politics, economics, science, and health. A game of fact checkers, anyone?
To commemorate the 3rd Annual National Media Literacy Week (Nov 6-10) PLAY executive director and professor in the School of Communication and Media Vanessa Domine hosted a screening of Joni Siani’s documentary film Celling Your Soul (Bullfrog Films) in the new Presentation Hall
A big digital knuckle bump to the European Association for Viewers’ Interests (EAVI) for creating a Ning community to magnify the principles of media literacy, especially to promote citizenship and civic engagement. Take a look at their charming 7-minute video and take
Although there are media literacy traditionalists who view technology and media literacy as frenemies, I see the two as a match made in heaven. My recent exposure to a glamorous technology fairy tale with a happy ending (“The Future of the Book”) engendered high
Summer Professional Development 2012 Media & Technology Literacies: From Standards to Practice This 3-week online course focuses on the construction of standards-based curriculum and supporting uses of technology to achieve educational goals. Participants operationally define the standards and definitions of media