All readings for this class will be provided digitally through this website. They will be added as we go, tailored to the needs of the class.
Readings for Class 2: February 11, 2013
- K12 Media Literacy Mind Map (Mindmeister Mind Map)
There is a lot in there. Poke around and familiarize yourselves with the different branches before next week.
- Media Literacy Defined Page (Web Page) (National Association for Media Literacy Education)
- Seven Great Debates in Media Literacy Education, The (PDF) (Renee Hobbs)
- 10 years of Media Literacy in K-12 Schools, (PDF) (Rhys Daunic)
Readings for Class 3: February 25, 2013
UPDATE 2.12.13: Because we are not meeting until the 25th, please proceed with the following readings.
- Core Principles of Media Literacy Education (web page on NAMLE.net)(read the web page, familiarize with the PDF download)
- KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ANALYZING MEDIA MESSAGES (PDF)
- Excerpts from Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, A White Paper by Renee Hobbs
- Common Core State Standards Initiative. English Language Arts Standards » Introduction » Key Design Consideration (read the section on: Research and media skills blended into the Standards as a whole)
Readings & Viewing for Class 4: March 11, 2013
The following links are to help you hone in on how you will try Voicethread in your classroom this week with your students. Your main focus for next class is to have tried something in your classroom and linked it to 1) something in your curriculum (content/concept), 2) a media literacy concept, 3) a common core standard. Please type those into your Media Literacy Unit Planner for the next class.
- Read the Chapter: Engaging Learners with Voicethread (especially the TEACHING TIPS bullet points)
- Review/Refer to Voicethread examples and Resources we looked at in class
- MORE EXAMPLES: Scan through more K-12 Voicethread Wiki Examples for your Grade Level
Readings & Viewing for Class 7: March 18, 2013
This is a working break for experimenting with projects designed in class. Bring back questions and examples of student work from your classroom production experiments.
Readings & Viewing for Class 6: April 8, 2013
Theme we will discuss: How youth interest in participatory culture can connect with K-12 curricula, and thinking about the strengths/weaknesses of “blended” (online + face-to-face) learning for the K-12 teacher.
- Project New Media Literacies: Create Circulate Connect Collaborate (watch the videos and read the summary)
- The page above is the Cliffs Notes of the longer White Paper, which I recommend reading (not required), especially the section on Core Media Literacies with the headings “What Might Be Done”, which gives recommendations for practice : Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Jenkins et al., 2006)
- TED Talk video, Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?
- TED Talk video, Salman Khan: Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education
Readings & Viewing for Class 7: April 22, 2013
We will be using the Learning About Media Project’s “LAMPlatoon” as a model for “breaking”, remixing and re-publishing existing media texts. Our “breaks” should be informed by the KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ANALYZING MEDIA MESSAGES (PDF) which we read earlier in class.
- Read over the The LAMPlatoon Wants YOU! (PDF)
- Look at sample “broken” commercials on TheLAMPlatoon website
- Review the 1 page: KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ANALYZING MEDIA MESSAGES (PDF)
- BEFORE CLASS: Find and download* one of the following for us to deconstruct and remix during class — the more ideas you have for how you’ll “break” or remix the ad or movie trailer, the more time you’ll have to work on your remix:
- A video commercial (this would be a model for you to analyze persuasive media texts with your classes)(your remix could be submitted to the LAMPlatoon!) OR
- A trailer for a movie that is based on a book (this would be a model for using media texts in book reviews)
- IF you are curious and want more info on using copyrighted material in the classroom: Check out the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Media Literacy Education; and the related Fair Use in Elementary School Fair Use case study video with a younger me in it 🙂