Critical Thinking About Media: Media Literacy Skills All Students Need. Frank W.Baker media educator [email protected] Media Literacy Clearinghouse http://www.frankwbaker.com. Media literacy 101. What do we want students to know about the media?. Media literacy 101.
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What do we want students to know about the media?
“It would be a breach of our duties as teachers for us to ignore the rhetorical power of visual forms of media in combination with text and sound…the critical media literacy we need to teach must include evaluation of these media, lest our students fail to see, understand, and learn to harness the persuasive power of visual media.”NCTE Resolution on Visual/Media Literacy
6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
8. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
Conventional: Read --------------- Write
Source: “Teens and Technology: Youth Are Leading the Transition to a Fully Wired and Mobile Nation” (2005) & "Life Online: Teens and Technology and the World to Come," (2006)
“Our students are growing up in a world saturated with media messages…yet, they (and their teachers) receive little or no training in the skills of analyzing or re-evaluating these messages, many of which make use of language, moving images, music, sound effects.”Source: R.Hobbs, Journal Adult & Adolescent Literacy, February 2004
What is media literacy?
Why should your students become media literate?
Media literacy is concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these techniques. More specifically, it is education that aims to increase the students' understanding and enjoyment of how the media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how they construct reality. Media literacy also aims to provide students with the ability to create media products. (Source: Media Literacy Resource Guide, Ministry of Education Ontario, 1997)
Draft of Revised ELA Standards (2006-2007)Standard 1The student will read and comprehend print and nonprint texts.Standard 7The student will access and use information for a variety of purposes
“If video is how we are communicating and persuading in this new century, why aren't more students writing screenplays as part of their schoolwork?“Heidi Hayes Jacob Ed Consultant
“Movies, advertisements, and all other visual media are tools teachers need to use and media we must master if we are to maintain our credibility in the coming years.”Jim Burke, fromThe English Teacher’s Companion
Source: Center for Media Literacy www.medialit.org
No, this is a PHOTOGRAPH of a horse.
Language of film Camera LightsSound/Music Sets Editing
Big 6 MediaFOX (News Corp) NBC (GE) CBS ABC (Disney)CNN (AOL/Time Warner)VIACOM
What are the implications/ramifications if only 6 companies control magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, newspapers, Internet, film, etc.?
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You arebrought tothe sponsorby the program.
well known case of the digital creation of a magazine cover featuring a woman who does not exist
The box of Oreos was not in the original NBC “Friends:”it was placed there virtually for DVD/syndication exposure
the other half closes their eyes
To Kill A MockingbirdOpening credits (symbolism)The Pocket WatchA Sound In The Night (fear)
Tuck Everlastingwoods scene (music)
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