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Integrating Media Literacy into the Classroom

on April 12, 2013

 

This is an article published by the National Association for Media Literacy Education.  It gives three case studies of teaching media literacy through inquiry-based learning.  One of the teachers  in the study was not highly digitally literate himself and learned some skills as his students did.  

What I appreciated about the article is that it shows how media literacy can be taught to facilitate inquiry learning and critical thinking, not just as technical lessons for using tools, and can be taught (and learned!) by real-world teachers.

 

http://namle.net/2013/03/06/bringing-the-world-to-school-integrating-news-and-media-literacy-in-elementary-classrooms/

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2 responses to “Integrating Media Literacy into the Classroom

  1. Pam says:

    It sounds like a great argument for teaching media literacy in the classroom. But then you have the teachers that don’t…”However, because they are so unpredictable and can intersect uncomfortably with national party politics, many educators in K-12 settings tend to shy away from using news and current events in their teaching.” Sigh!

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