Media Literacy2018-11-02T11:04:11+00:00

ISSUE #19 • OCTOBER 2018

MEDIA LITERACY

Media Literacy is more important now than ever before. In this issue, we’re sharing our tips, tricks and thoughts for preparing students who are media and arts literate.

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Navigating the Tangled Web of Media Literacy

Where does one even begin with Media Literacy and Arts/STEAM integration?! In the not-too-distant past, media and its availability referenced a finite collection of tools and resources.  At the risk of adding to the number [...]

Cultivating Criticism in Media Arts

Teachers are busy. They are juggling mandated curriculums and testing. They're dealing with student illiteracy and new educational programming. Additionally, some are dealing with unsupportive families or communities. Amidst all this, the necessity for [...]

Internet Scavenger Hunt: Halloween Edition

Internet Scavenger Hunts build computer competency and research skills. Additionally, they’re fun! You can use these as standalone activities or as introductions to a lesson or unit. I use Internet Scavenger Hunts with Google [...]

Media Arts and Math… Amazing!

Visual art combined with technology equals amazing Media Arts! In 2014, the National Core Arts Standards added Media arts to the four traditional art forms: visual art, music, theater, and dance.  Students [...]

Science, Art and Meaningful Integration

Everyone agrees that science and art are essential, yes? They're essential to who we are as humans. They help us understand our world. And yet, where is the science and art integration? They are [...]

Broadcasting Your Classroom

Rise and Shine Eagles! This is the wake up my students every morning from our news studio. My school is lucky enough to have a studio that broadcasts live every morning. The kids hear [...]

Too Much Art? The Misconceptions of STEAM

"There's just too much art in these STEAM lessons". This was the statement shared with me during a meeting with a STEAM coordinator.  He was from a school district looking at our Arts Integration [...]

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