Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week is October 23-27 and sponsored by The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).

NAMLE defines medial literacy as

The ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.

We are always talking about media literacy with students. From concepts as simple as thinking about audience and how someone else might perceive their work to more complex conversations about why decisions might be made when creating content and what the content might be trying to do, or convey, to its audience.

The media literacy work we do with students is age appropriate and often boils down to the “there are only 2 things on the internet… good and garbage…” mantra as a way to constantly remind students to be critical of what they view online, and how they interact with the content they see.

NAMLE has provide some great resources for parts to help extent the conversations at home…

A Parents Guide to Media Literacy

The 6 E’s of Parenting in the Digital Age; Exemplify, Explain, Engage, Educate, Empower

To quote NAMLE “Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators, and active citizens.” That is the ideal and vision shared here at Heathcote and within everyone we do at HeathcoteTech.


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