I want to give my students the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media; I want them to learn through an effective and engaging way how to apply critical thinking skills to a wide range of issues in and throughout media.
Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom
Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance students' academic fluency.
Olympics Advertising, Media Literacy, and Commercials
For some Olympic athletes, winning a gold medal is only the beginning of their careers. Many will go on to star in commercials and will continue to endorse products for the rest of their lives. These mini-lessons focus on athletes in the media. In the first activity, students discuss three basi...
Media Literacy 10-Lesson Unit - Distance Learning Compatible
BEST SELLER!!In this 10-lesson unit, students will learn about advertising and the media to become more Media Literate. The unit includes 10 ready-to-use lessons, including an advertising techniques vocabulary quiz (with an answer key). It is designed for students in grades 5-8Lessons include:1. W...