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Media Literacy in Eastern Europe: Focus on Croatia
Renee Hobbs is collaborating with Professor Igor Kanizaj to offer a week-long professional development program to teachers in Croatia in conjunction with the University of Zagreb's Department of Political Science and Journalism. Learn more about the program here.
IMAGINING THE FUTURE - Participants, please complete this 8-minute questionnaire after the program is completed.
IDEAS - Media Production for the Elementary Classroom - Partcipants, use the document to describe your ideas for implementation and document what you accomplish.
DAY 1 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION
MONDAY HOMEWORK 1: Choose one or more of the questions we explored today and use your voice, video, or write a comment to answer. Check your email for the link to use or click here to view.
MONDAY HOMEWORK 2 (optional): Review examples of work developed by teachers in a school district in Rhode Island who are implementing digital and media literacy into their curriculum. Click here to access the document.
DAY 2: UNDERSTANDING, ANALYZING & CREATING PERSUASION, ADVERTISING & PROPAGANDA
- Photo Cards: SNAPS Cards for Media Literacy
- VIDEO Example: Grade 2 Children Create Public Service Announcements
- Website: My Pop Studio: Play and Learning for Media Literacy
- Website: Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda
- VIDEO Elementary School Principal Promotes her School with Shadow Puppet Edu Videos Sent Home to Families
HOMEWORK TUESDAY 1: Describe one idea or project that you would like to try in your classroom as you advance the media literacy competencies of your elementary school students in Croatia. Use the Flipgrid to share your idea in 90 seconds here. Copy and paste this URL into a new window in your browser: http://flipgrid.com/#694597b0
HOMEWORK TUESDAY 2: Watch the Kellogg's Kids commercial and review some of the comments made by children and adults. Then add your own comment to the conversation. Copy and paste this URL into a new window in your browser: http://voicethread.com/#thread/556931/2976228
DAYS 3 + 4. FOCUS ON MEDIA PRODUCTION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Click here to see an Overview of ML4T MEDIA PRODUCTION PROJECTS Assignment
We created different versions of 6-minute talk show (studio production) and a 6-shot narrative montage (field production), reflecting on the adaptations needed to engage students with media production in the Croatian elementary school context.
HOMEWORK 1 (optional): Learn more about the Digital Learning Motivations of Educators and Take the Digital Learning Motivation QUIZ to discover and reflect upon your motivations for bringing digital and media literacy into your work as an educator, librarian or specialist.
HOMEWORK 2 (optional): Explore the Powerful Voices for Kids website to see how educators worked with children in an urban elementary school summer program to introduce media literacy competencies.
DAY 5 SYNTHESIS AND NEXT STEPS
LOOK AT SOME EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK TOGETHER:
DAY 1 We discussed media literacy using an online tool called VoiceThread
DAY 3 + 4: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PRODUCTION. We created different versions of 6-minute talk show (studio production) and a 6-shot narrative montage (field production)..Here are some samples of our work together: