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Teaching Media Literacy - Chapter Summary
Media is everywhere, and with advancements in technology, media is more accessible than ever before. It's imperative for students to develop an understanding of how various forms of media work and how they can be used to present information. The lessons in this chapter will help you review strategies for supporting students in developing literacy in regards to different types of media. Specifically, the lessons will cover:
- Strategies for developing media literacy curriculum
- The significance of media literacy
- Techniques for finding meaning in visual media
- Digital literacy
- Ethical and legal issues related to persuasive messages
- Different ways to visually present data
- Multimedia software
- How technology can be used to assess reading literacy
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1. What Is Mass Media? - Definition, Types, Influence & Examples
Mass Media refers to technology that allows communication to reach a large audience. Discover the different types of mass media and their influence on a society's culture as a whole.
2. Analyzing Purpose in Media Messages
Media messages have different purposes, each of which can be analyzed to determine their true meanings. Take a look at what media messages are, then cover authorship, media message content, and media message audience.
3. Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom
Media literacy refers to the ability to understand and use the messages communicated through media, such as television, visual arts, and text. Learn about teaching media literacy in the classroom. Explore the definition of media literacy, examine methods for creating media, and review the process of bringing it all together to recognize how to help students master media literacy.
4. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction
Literacy instruction uses reading, writing, speaking, and listening to promote literacy skills, often including different media. Learn the function of media in the classroom, and explore the criteria for proficient instructional media.
5. What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples
Media literacy encompasses the skills of accessing media in order to analyze and evaluate the messages and create new media-based communications. Learn about the importance of media literacy and see real-world examples.
6. Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples
Finding meaning in visual media involves understanding what the work is depicting and how the different artistic choices and techniques affect it. Explore more about finding meaning in visual media, including strategies in ~'reading~' visual media, and see some examples.
7. Analyzing & Interpreting Promotional Materials
In this lesson, you will learn what to look out for when analyzing and interpreting promotional texts, including their elements, style of language, use of images, and their purpose.
8. Teaching Media Viewing Skills to Students
~'Yay, free day! We are watching a movie!~' Students associate watching movies with no work. However, media can be a great teaching tool or supplement when used correctly! Read on to learn strategies for teaching media viewing skills to students.
9. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Digital literacy is an important skill to be honed in the 21st-century classroom. Discover what teaching digital literacy is, why it should be given time in the classroom, how it should be effectively introduced to the learners, and why should teachers educate themselves about it.
10. What are Copyright Laws? - Definition & Overview
If you have ever written anything original in your life, you're protected by copyright laws. In this lesson, you'll learn about copyright laws and some of their key concepts.
11. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics
When presenting, textual and visual graphics can help presenters make their point effectively. Learn when to use visuals to present data, explore the difference between textual and visual graphics, and review the types of graphs available.
12. Using Technology to Deliver a Presentation: Pros, Cons & Strategies
Technology is a major part of life in the 21st century. Learn the pros and cons of using technology to deliver a presentation, with strategies and tools like PowerPoint, Google Slides, video and screen capture, and online or live presentations.
13. Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video
Multimedia software is defined as the combination of text, audio, images, animation, or video to produce interactive content. Learn about media players, file formats, and how to work with audio and video software.
14. Teaching Strategies for Guiding Media Production Evaluations
Media production has been integrated into the learning process to promote digital literacy. Explore what media production is, including its different types, teaching strategies, and how to evaluate it.
15. Procedures for Assessing Students' Media Literacy
Media literacy as an approach to 21st century education plays a vital role in achieving students' readiness and competencies. This lesson will explore what media literacy is, its forms and tools of assessment, and procedures in evaluating students.
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