Information & Media Literacy
When the classroom teacher, technologist, and librarian all come together team teach media literacy using a real, existing classroom assignment over a long term, it works better than to teach it in isolation.
Reading, Listening, Activities
Formative Evaluation Papers
- Stiggins, Richard J. and Chappius, Jan (2006). What a difference a word makes
- Stiggins, Richard J. (2005). Rethinking the Motivational Dynamics of Productive Assessment.
- A list of Formative Evaluation Papers: http://www.measuredprogress.org/Products/ATI/ATIPapers.html
- Information Literacy Podcast from Bob Sprankle
- NCQ Talk -- Telling a story Podcast
- EdTechTalk#53: An Interview with School Librarian Extraordinaire Joyce Valenza
- Big 6 and other *ALA's Information Literacy Standards
- 21st Century Information Fluency Project: http://21cif.imsa.edu/tutorials/challenge Featured Search Challenge
- Noodle Tools
- Discussion transcript from Chronicle of Higher Ed: http://chronicle.com/live/2007/03/oblinger/
- The curriculum used by Carrie McLaren to teach 12th graders at The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn NY.
- NCTE has taken the position that Media Literacy should be taught as an English Course.
- Media Literacy at Shambles
- MediaLit Kit™ Framework for K-12 Media Literacy is very good.
- LOC Citation Education
Books that put this into a global context
- The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman
- A Whole New Mind - Dan Pink
Schools With Strong Media Literacy Programs
excerpts from ISED-L 11/28
- In the Baltimore-Washington area, we are well-known for media literacy instruction. A combined library/technology department, we have a well-developed US elective that is focused on four themes: the impact of images, politics and citizenship in a media age, the selling of addiction and the media in war and peace. Our librarians work with our tech teachers to teach media, visual and information literacy thru our MS tech classes and we do discrete lessons in our LS on advertising and media stereotyping, as developmentally appropriate. Media production is part of all these efforts since only by that process can students experience making editorial and ethical decisions. Marilyn Meyerson, The Key School
- Horace Mann School has been at the forefront of Media Literacy instruction. They even renamed their Technology Department to include Media. Adam Kenner is their Director of Technology. Much of their work has been inspired (initially at least) from the New Mexico New Media Association.
http://www.frankwbaker.com (Media Literacy Clearinghouse)
How do we teach media/information literacy at each grade level?
What are the skills that we want students to have?
What are the narratives/stories about teaching/learning each skill? Podcast them.
What's the diffeence between info literacy and fluency?