Media Literacy

definitions
Education
Media
unesco
This PDF file was produced by UNESCO in 2006. Includes internet literacy, ethical relationships with professionals, glossary and definitions of terms.
literacy
video
Media
This is an introduction to media literacy. [Vimeo video]
Media
Critical literacy
Fake News
Video created by John Spencer that outlines the '5 C's of Critical Consuming' - context, credibility, construction, corroboration, compare.
lessons
resources
Media literacy
Fake News
frank baker
From Frank Baker, found on the Media Clearing House site - recommendations, resources, infographics and links. Extensive resources and links here!
Media literacy
questions
Fake News
YES/NO responses to ten key questions about news reports. "Use the questions to assess the likelihood that a piece of information is fake news. The more red flags you circle, the more skeptical you should be!" [PDF]
literacy
Media
analysis
Fake News
crap detection framework
This one page guide asks questions that supports the evaluation of online content. C- currency R - reliability A - authority P - purpose/ point of view
analysis
detection
framework
online information
Framework outlined to support the analysis of online materials. The CARS Checklist... C - Credibility A - Accuracy R - Reasonableness S - Support
Media literacy
web site analysis
kathy shrock
This article by Kathy Schrock (1999) can guide teachers and students through web site analysis. It outlines questions focussed on developing media literacy.
analysis
detection
Kathy Schrock
web site
Framework of questions to guide students through analysis of web sites - created by Kathy Schrock. [PDF file]
video
data
analysis
ownership
Information about what you are doing when you agree to terms and conditions when signing up for online services. [Video]
Data management
big data
online privacy
data mining
This resource outlines key information - information and activities regarding big data on the Internet. Provides tips for managing your own data online.
lessons
literacy
teaching
resources
internet
This European site outlines and provides resources around web literacy and digital citizenship.
lesson plans
Safety
copyright
Identity
resource
privacy
handbook
web analysis
Relevant resource for teachers and parents - download and use [PDF file]. Includes topics such as: Chapter 1: My rights and responsibilities Chapter 2: "Information is not knowledge" (Albert Einstein) Chapter 3: Participating on the web Chapter 4: Shape your identity Chapter 5: Privacy, my most precious Possession Chapter 6: The Artist in you Chapter 7: What have you learned - Are you web-wise or web-weak? Available in many languages.
Media
social
production
participatory culture
folk culture
political engagement
Participatory culture in media production and sharing ideas online. Folk culture as a framework - social mode of production, gift given, community knowledge building.
lessons
literacy
ideas
internet
handbook
Produced by the Council of Europe, this provides interesting information, activities and ideas for teaching about the internet. Topics/ chapters include: 1. Anytime, Anywhere; 2. Connecting Ideas and People; 3. Participating in the Knowledge Society; 4. Internet for Everyone; 5. Addressing the Challenges; 6. Looking forward [PDF file]
Children
Poster
european
booklet
Data Privacy
online privacy
online identity
EDRi (European Digital Rights) has recently published a booklet ‘Your guide to Digital Defenders vs. Data Intruders - Privacy for kids!', to help young people between 10-14 years to protect their privacy. Download the full booklet at https://edri.org/files/privacy4kids_booklet_web.pdf. Download the poster the https://edri.org/files/defenders_vs_intruders_poster.pdf.
Images
Photography
Media literacy
Observation
analysis
visual literacy
Test your powers of observation. Are the 25 images real or photoshopped? After each response, you are given feedback. At the end of the 25 images, you are given a snapshot summary of your results.
people
search
search engine
digital footprint
online persona
This is an alternative search engine that looks for people - can be used in lessons where students search for their digital footprint or what others can find out about them online.
video
Media
issues
awareness
sexting
This quick [1:18] video outlines eight things to know about sexting. Produced by Common Sense Media, it defines, outlines why and proposes two responses to sexting.
video
resources
Safety
online
Teens
Identity
handbook
sexting
The Be in Ctrl resource focuses on the online sexual coercion and extortion of children by adults but this behaviour can also exist in a peers’ environment. The Be in Ctrl resource complements Lockers and both resources focus on educating pupils on appropriate online behaviour and developing a culture of reporting concerns while fostering empathy, respect and resilience. It is recommended Lockers is used in the SPHE class before the Be in Ctrl resource.
digital
resources
videos
internet safety
online
persona
safer internet
better internet
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) video gallery aims to bring you the best awareness-raising videos from the European network of Safer Internet Centres and other partners from research and industry. Over the years, Safer Internet Centres have developed various educational resources aimed at helping teachers, parents and carers, and children and young people, to discover the online world safely. Now you can access all of these resources in just one place via this resource gallery.
digital
video
Safety
image
online
persona
shaming
sexting
CNNMoney Senior Technology Corespondent Laurie Segall explores sextortion, a form of online harassment that extorts victims for money or explicit images. [2:19 min video, produced Jun 27, 2016].
lessons
teaching
resources
videos
Body image
self esteem
There are lesson plans for teachers to tackle the issue of body image - Confident Me - produced by Dove. There are video resources to train teachers to deal with topics before teaching these lessons. Professional quality to the video resources.
digital
resources
Safety
online
Identity
self esteem
sexting
sextortion
This guide is written for young teens, teachers and parents as a point of discussion. There are other similar and supporting resources from this site [https://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/online-safety/resources/so-you-got-naked-online/]
Safety
online
guide
support
Identity
issues
resource
sexting
Created by the European Safer internet for Kids organization This guide is available in multiple languages French [http://saferinternet4kids.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEXTING-FRENCH.pdf] Greek [http://www.help-line.gr/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/sexting_brochure-web.pdf] Spanish [http://saferinternet4kids.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEXTING-SPANISH.pdf] Albanian [http://saferinternet4kids.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEXTING-ALBANIAN.pdf]
Safety
online
teachers
guide
infographic
resource
actions
sexting
school leaders
HELP! A NUDE / SEX VIDEO IS CIRCULATING AT OUR SCHOOL! Aim: limiting possible emotional damage for those involved and restoring calm and social safety at school. A guide for teachers on how to deal with sexting when it has taken place – the poster aims to limit possible emotional damage for those involved and restore calm and social safety in school. Steps include: analyze, react, facilitate, activate, communicate, evaluate
information
Social Networking
reviews
apps
Over 100 online services are reviewed and information about safety, security and access is presented so parents, students and teachers can examine the affordances of many familiar and frequently used online services. The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.
resources
Safety
online
teachers
Facebook
Teens
parents
well-being
Put a Stop to Bullying Developed in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, the Bullying Prevention Hub is a resource for teens, parents and educators seeking support and help for issues related to bullying and other conflicts. It offers step-by-step plans, including guidance on how to start some important conversations for people being bullied, parents who have had a child being bullied or accused of bullying, and educators who have had students involved with bullying.
video
speech
information
online
hate speech
freedom
resoucre
The No Hate Ninja Project - A Story About Cats, Unicorns and Hate Speech video below provides more background information on what online hate speech is, how it relates to freedom of speech, and how we can effectively respond to it. [video]
personality
Voice
online
Identity
Positive
resource
hate speech
vidoe
In the video, Humza Arshad – a popular YouTube Creator for Change Ambassador, with many young fans across the world – addresses the problem of hate speech and extremism in a language likely to appeal to young students. His accomplishments also show how technology is not just a cause for concern, but can also help to amplify more positive messages and solutions, something we will come back to later in this module. Humza Arshad is a British and Pakistani YouTube comedian based in the U.K. Widely known for his Diary of a Badman series on YouTube, Humza also uses his self-deprecating comedy to tackle difficult issues like extremism and gang violence. He has even done school tours in the U.K where he’s spoken to kids about embracing their identities and countering hate and extremism. For more on Humza, visit his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HumzaPro...
resources
Safety
information
online
teachers
parents
protection
hate speech
The educate.against.hate website provides concrete advice for parents, teachers and school leaders on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation, pointing to both Islamic extremism and extreme right-wing groups. The website encourages positive debate and provides a wealth of information on possible warning signs, which young people are vulnerable and why, and the important role of prevention and education.
resources
Education
direction
Citizenship
global
unesco
strategice
While the world may be increasingly interconnected, human rights violations, inequality and poverty still threaten peace and sustainability. Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is UNESCO’s response to these challenges. It works by empowering learners of all ages to understand that these are global, not local issues and to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable societies. GCED is a strategic area of UNESCO’s Education Sector programme and builds on the work of Peace and Human Rights Education. It aims to instil in learners the values, attitudes and behaviours that support responsible global citizenship: creativity, innovation, and commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development. Links and resources are connected from this site.
digital
teaching
Media literacy
Propaganda
online
critical thinking
resource
extremism
Trust Me is a resource designed by Childnet to support primary and secondary school teachers in exploring critical thinking online. Developed in partnership with the London Grid for Learning to address the emerging area of online extremism and propaganda, this practical resource aims to provoke discussion among pupils so as to challenge them to think critically about what they see on websites and social media as well as the communication they have with others online.
literacy
lesson plans
Media
information
online
resource
hate speech
tolerance
MIL for me is an online training resource on media and information literacy (MIL) developed by the Swedish Media Council. It contains various lesson plans and suggested methods. One module for teacher and students covers various elements of online hate and tolerance. Teachers:https://www.etwinning.net/eun-files/mil-en/story_html5.html Students: https://www.etwinning.net/eun-files/mil-en-elev/story_html5.html
Civics
information
online
teachers
engagement
hate speech
extremism
counter narrative
What is Counter Speech? Dr. Erin Saltman, from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, explains what it means and how we can engage in the fight against hate speech. Facebook video link
lessons
resources
Education
online
teachers
human rights
hate speech
digital identity
civic enagement
Within Europe, the most visible campaign against online hate and extremism has surely been the No Hate Speech Movement. The No Hate Speech Movement is a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online, whose aim is to reduce the acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship, including in Internet governance processes. It comes with an excellent publication – Bookmarks: A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education – which is designed to support the educational work that will enable young people to find their own ways of addressing and coping with hate speech online.
Media
public
student voice
engagement
democracy
awareness
This is a Canadian non-partisan, national registered charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and connect with their democratic institutions. Instead of studying about democracy from a textbook, they experience it first-hand with real issues in real-time.
resources
Civics
Media
engagement
civix
This blog post describes and links to resources prepared by Mike Caulfield (https://hapgood.us/about/) to support the work being done by Canadian not-for-profit organization to amplify student voice in democracy, media and civic engagement.
Fake News
web literacy
This sheet will guide student analysis of online content through a cycle of Plan> Predict> Monitor> Evaluate. This is a supporting document from the Read-Write-Think web lesson "Hoax or No Hoax" geared for Gr. 9-12.
lesson plan
analysis
evaluating
Comprehension Strategies
Predicting
Monitoring
grades 9-12
standard lesson
hoax
online comprehension
online evaluation
sequence of planning
hoax websites
Research has shown that online reading requires not only traditional comprehension strategies, but also new digital- and media-literacy strategies. In this lesson, students learn how to use these comprehension strategies involving a sequence of planning, predicting, monitoring, and evaluating. Once students learn the strategies, they read a variety of hoax websites and evaluate the content. They then demonstrate their learning through the creation of outlines for hoax websites.
Media literacy
lesson plan
analysis
web literacy
media smarts canada
grade 7-10
deconstructing
In this lesson, students apply the “5Ws of Cyberspace” to sources of information they find online. Assuming the role of a student researching a science project, students must authenticate the information in an online article about the artificial sweetener, aspartame.
analyze
Media literacy
fake
hoax
media smarts canada
media literacy week
critical media literacy
This work sheet will guide students as they deconstruct web sites to determine legitimacy, veracity, and authenticity of the information found.
Media literacy
Critical literacy
analysis
web literacy
media literacy week 2018
This online lesson in Web literacy for students in Grades 6 to 8 is comprised of two flash animation modules: the Jo Cool/Jo Fool CyberTour and the Jo Cool/Jo Fool CyberQuiz.
Media literacy
Digital literacy
Looking to add a little flair to student words and presentations? Try a digital sign generator. It will make your titles and headings pop!
technology
Media literacy
social media
digital citizenship
digital persona
digital literarcy
Positively Social is a video about digital citizenship and the positive impact that responsible technology use, and social media, have on youth.
Education
Media
Media literacy
Digital literacy
Fake News
false news
authentication
fact-checking
#medialitwk
Online news is one of the hardest things to verify. Sometimes early reports that turn out not to be true still circulate on the Internet, and people may spre...
health
science
Education
Media literacy
Digital literacy
media literacy week
authentication
fact-checking
health news
internet doctor
credible sources
internet tips
When you search important topics like science and health, you expect expert advice. But because anybody can claim to be an authority online, you have to take...
OER
web literacy
fact checking
pressbook
cc licensed
This open access (OER) publication presents four moves and a habit for students to use when checking facts for their academic work or online web searches. Written by Mike Caulfied, January 2017.
numbers
social media
Psychology
evolutionary psychology
A sketchplanation about Dunbar’s number: 150 created by Jono Hey jonohey.com The evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar identified that an average person’s social network appeared to follow simple scaling laws from the closest friends — who you would seek personal advice or help from in times of severe emotional and financial distress — through your superfamily (or close friends), to your acquaintances (or clan), whom you might invite to a party, to your most casual friends (or tribe). At each level, the number of people typically increases by about a factor of 3. So you might have 5 close friends, 15 in your super family, about 50 in your clan and about 150 in your tribe. The 150, with some variance, seems to be around the limit for the number of people we can keep track of and reasonably call part of our social network and maintain as a cohesive group. Partly perhaps due to limits of our memories and also to the effort it takes to maintain the relationships. There are many instances of the ~150 in action, for example, in challenges of transitioning companies as you exceed 150 employees while maintaining cohesiveness, the size of Neolithic farming communities and the basic unit size of Roman armies. The number is actually 148, but 150 is catchier and seems fine between friends.
global
action
vision
advocacy
libraries
ifla
Updated document about library services for schools and community libraries. Also on this site is a link to a global vision and action statement for libraries: https://www.ifla.org/node/91766
digital
Media
lesson plan
emoji
A collection of ideas on how to use emojis in a lesson plan.
literacy
teaching
lesson plans
Kindergarten
Media
Media literacy for kindergarten classrooms
Posters
free
social media
Downloadable
Student Agency
user agreements
end user agreement
association for media literacy
Agency is knowledge in action. The AML is proud to present these posters to help students understand what they have agreed to when they click "I agree". These include posters for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Bell Media, and Rogers. Download them all for your classrooms, even if you don't teach media!
Media literacy
Presentations
OTF
workshops
teacher education
association for media literacy
This includes links to presentation notes from four sessions conducted as part of OTF workshops for teachers about media literacy. Worth a look to see how to make media literacy fun for all.
social media
bias
Teaching Resource
fairness
toolkit
confirmation bias
algorithms
Findings from work with students and stakeholders using the Unbias Fairness Toolkit - video links and publications also available
interactive
resources
apps
digital tools
graphich
top tools 2018
Interactive graphic outlining the top digital tools and resources for education, personal learning, and business uses.
Algorithms and media aren’t usually considered together. Algorithms are thought to be mathematical and computational sequences that manage our computer data. Media are related to popular culture as expressed through text, image, audio, or video. Both are current areas of focus for educators in the classroom as computational thinking, coding, and fake news compete for attention in classroom curriculum at all grade levels. When we dig beneath the surface of these two concepts, we see threads that bind them.
digital
internet
Education
information
google
crashcourse
navigating
mediawise
digital culture
We love the internet! It's a wealth of information where we can learn about just about anything, but it's also kind of a pit of information that can be false...
Podcasting
presentation
#canconnect19
Presentation about podcasting
teachers
social media
#canconnect19
jennifer casa todd
Students can learn how to use social media responsibly through teacher modeling and shared responsibility for posting.
presentation
canconnect19
ar/vr
Presentation at CanConnect19
Media literacy
canconnect19
Media Literacy - presentation at Can Connect 19 by Maureen Baron and Francoise Dupraz
math
videos
Media
Student Agency
canconnect19
Student created YouTube Math Videos - presentation at CanConnect19 by Greg Sorli
Competencies
canconnect19
21st Century Competencies and Innovation in the Intermediate Classroom - CanConnect19 by Benjamin Clapp and Mistene Clapp
primary
junior
intermediate
FDK
virtual reality
canconnect19
Virtual Reality in the Classroom - presentation at CanConnect19 by Amanda Brydges and Melissa Dent
visual literacy
sketchnoting
sylvia duckworth
canconnect19
  Hello sketchnoter friends! Please click here to receive regular email updates to this page (Note: Not necessary to sign up again if you already signed up on the pop-up form to this website). Welcome to the page for #SKETCHNOTEFEVER resources. This campaign was designed to bring awareness to sketchnoting and to build people's visual…
primary
virtual reality
canconnect19
AR/VR in the classroom with Google Expeditions at CanConnect19 by Megan Lowe, Mark Velle, Angela Rohr
canconnect19
ar/vr
classroom applications
google expeditions
List of Google Expeditions - AR/VR options
created
canconnect19
ar/vr
360 video
Explore the world of 3D - explore your own Google Tour creations
Media literacy
Digital literacy
Entrevue avec Matthew Johnson, directeur de l'éducation chez HabiloMédias, réalisée lors du Colloque "Pour en finir avec les fausses nouvelles", événement qu...