[NHDOE-ETNews] How Critical are Media Literacy Skills?

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Mon Aug 17 13:02:15 EDT 2009


"Media literacy is making a comeback, spurred by students' access to
unlimited information on the Internet. Can schools provide the skills
students need to become media literate in a digital world?"
http://ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/mar09/vol66/num06/Te
aching_Media_Literacy.aspx 

ASCD's Educational Leadership March'09 issue (link above) has a great
article about this. If your district hasn't begun to weave media
literacy into the overall literacy efforts your schools, you may wish to
use this article as a starting point. Districts that plan to submit an
application for NCLB Title II-D ed tech funds this year will find the
article especially valuable in making stronger arguments for their
project ideas. (No, the grant application isn't posted yet.)

Here are a few more valuable resources:

Erin Reilly, Co-Director at Project New Media Literacies at
http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/ will be a guest speaker at the NHSTE
Annual Meeting in September and at the Christa McAuliffe Technology
Conference in December. Visit www.nhste.org for membership and other
details. We are looking at ways to weave these program materials into
Tech Leader and other grant programs this year.

See also:

Media Education Lab: http://mediaeducationlab.com/

Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ 

-Cathy

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Dr. Cathy Higgins
State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
Voice: 603-271-2453 *** Fax: 603-271-1953 
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