Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Media Literacy

As students are "plugged in" to cell phones, the internet, and various electronics, they are bombarded with messages from the media. The library media specialist will play an important role in introducing "media literacy" into the curriculum and maintaining its status as an integral part of the school literacy program. Students must be taught how to read these messages and understand how they effect their decision making such as how they spend their money, what political candiate they vote for, and how they view themselves and the world around them. Media Literacy.org is an excellent site that includes meaningful lesson plans and a rationale for teaching media literacy


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