Ch 9: Communication & Media Literacy

About This Chapter

This chapter will enable you to review subjects linked to communication and media literacy like nonverbal cues, collaborative skills, teaching techniques for writing and others. You can view brief lessons to refresh your memory and take quizzes to test your understanding.

Communication & Media Literacy - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides you with short and mobile-friendly lessons that will give you the advantage in reviewing communication and media literacy topics like teaching techniques for writing and strategies for finding the meaning in media. You will also be able to refresh your understanding of how to correctly paraphrase, methods for teaching speaking skills, and more. Other subjects covered in this chapter include:

  • Definition of active listening
  • Strategies for teaching students active listening
  • Examples of nonverbal cues
  • Definition of collaborative skills
  • Citations for online sources and avoiding of plagiarism
  • Ways to utilize reference material for your writing
  • Examples and benefits of technology in class

Soon after you've viewed the lessons, you can demonstrate your knowledge of the material by taking short multiple-choice quizzes. Any questions you have about this chapter can be sent to our expert instructors, who will provide assistance as they are able.

14 Lessons in Chapter 9: Communication & Media Literacy
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Penmanship: Teaching Strategies for Longhand Writing

1. Penmanship: Teaching Strategies for Longhand Writing

This lesson stresses the importance of teaching good penmanship. Read on to learn about several creative and inexpensive strategies that teachers can use with their students to improve overall handwriting skills.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

2. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.

Teaching Listening Skills to Children

3. Teaching Listening Skills to Children

Sometimes it seems like children just won't listen! Maybe they simply don't have the skills yet. This lesson will give you some strategies for teaching your students to listen.

Nonverbal Cues in Communication: Examples & Overview

4. Nonverbal Cues in Communication: Examples & Overview

Did you know that your nonverbal cues can communicate your mood and personality? In this lesson, we'll talk about the different types of nonverbal cues and look at some real-life examples.

Teaching Speaking Skills: Strategies & Methods

5. Teaching Speaking Skills: Strategies & Methods

In the push to teach students reading and writing, it's easy to forget about speaking! This lesson gives you ideas for teaching speaking skills, including explaining how spoken language works and what you can do to support it.

Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation

6. Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation

Find out what collaborative skills are and learn about different types of collaborative skills in this lesson. You'll receive a few tips for teaching students about collaborative skills, then you can take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Online Sources: Definition & Citations

7. Online Sources: Definition & Citations

Find out what online sources are and how to cite them in your research paper or essay. Learn some tips on evaluating online sources. After the lesson, take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

8. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

Where to Find Primary Sources: Helping Students with Research

9. Where to Find Primary Sources: Helping Students with Research

In this lesson, we examine primary sources, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and some of the best ways to find good primary sources.

Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples

10. Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples

You know how to read a book. But do you know how to 'read' a painting? In this lesson, you'll get some strategies for interpreting visual media like painting, sculpture, and photography.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

11. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!

Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism

12. Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism

There's a difference between paraphrasing and plagiarizing. Watch this lesson to learn how to report information from a source without plagiarizing the author's work.

Examples of Technology in the Classroom

13. Examples of Technology in the Classroom

Technology is becoming more present and useful in the classroom. This lesson will provide some examples of technology in the classroom and how it can assist student learning.

Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

14. Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

This lesson highlights some benefits of using technology in the classroom and includes examples teachers can use to easily integrate technology into their classroom. After you learn about these things, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz!

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