Today’s teens face a new barrier. While an increasing number of students have access to the tools necessary to succeed—computers, the Internet, smart phones—they are not being taught how to leverage technology in a responsible and safe way. Teens now use the Internet to conduct research, apply to college, and network with friends, but the rules of appropriate behavior in these digital contexts are often gray.
Increasingly, K-12 educators are turning to technology as yet another way to engage students in media literacy education. Details are in this essay published in a recent issue of ISTE’s “Learning and Leading with Technology.”
Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices: Inanimate Alice as an Exemplar (JMLE 5:2)
The proliferation of digital and networking technologies enables us to rethink, restructure, and redefine teaching and learning. Transmedia storytelling takes advantage of the rapid convergence of media and allows teachers and learners to participate in rich virtual (and physical) environments that have been shown to foster students’ real emotional engagement with the process of learning. […]
Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom. Frank W. Baker. (2012). Washington, DC: International Society for Technology in Education. Jonathan Friesem, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA [View PDF] When I started teaching media literacy fifteen years ago, I wished there was a media literacy teachers’ guide like Media Literacy […]