Using digital media to help build critical thinking and communication skills is a life long craft necessary for our 21st century learners. Today’s participants in Stephanie Madlinger’s Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum shared instructional strategies that work and discovered how to measure learning outcomes for students and teachers. Experiences with copyright and fair use were discussed, as well as how to create safe and legal projects for the classroom.
Stephanie, who is on the Board of Directors for the Gateway Media Literacy Partners (GMLP), also shared information on Marshall McLuhan (among a large group of resources!). Not familiar with Marshall McLuhan’s work? See this video of him talking about media literacy. The class also talked about developing, managing, and sharing multimedia work of both students and teachers. See more photos of today’s new class on Flickr.
Also note that 2011 Media Literacy Week in St. Louis, Missouri, is November 6-12th. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, be sure to mark you calendar- there will be many events to attend!