Friday, October 25th
This week is U.S. Media Literacy Week! The mission of the week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education all across the country.
This wraps up our week-long celebration of Media Literacy Education. We hope you’ve learned about Media Literacy, gained an understanding of how important it is for our students, and found some new activities or resources that are useful to you.
We encourage all of you to keep the momentum going. Media Literacy Education should be reinforced year round.
Use our Media Literacy LibGuide to help you find information for your teachers on a regular basis. This guide links out to information from:
- National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) FYI – individual membership is free
- Common Sense Media
- News Literacy Project
- Project LookSharp
- The Media Literacy Clearinghouse
- The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG)
- Media Literacy Now
- The Media Literacy Crash Course videos
- AND MORE!
This LibGuide will be updated periodically to add new resources as we find them.
Some excellent books to help you continue your learning are available in our Overdrive/SORA account:
(Ctrl-click the picture to open SORA. Select your school, and then log-in using your regular school credentials – as if you are logging into your school computer). Please take this Post-Assessment, and give it to your students to see if their thinking has changed over the course of this week. (Results will be sent out to our librarians next week. If you are not in our region, please contact Liesl.)
Lastly, if you feel strongly about this topic and its importance in schools, Media Literacy Now has put together this call to action. Click the image below to get to the website.
Please share this with those who are willing and able to support this federal legislation.
Thank you for participating in Media Literacy Week!