Why Media Literacy Matters


Today I facilitated a session titled Messages in Motion: Video Postcards in the classroom at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) conference. In a brief hour, I presented an overview of the project, the process and its possible applications in a classroom setting. I was glad to have 4 willing participants that created their own messages in response to the following prompts:
What does media literacy mean to you? Why is media literacy important?
Several participants were first time Flip camera users. They had 15 minutes to think and shoot… I think they did a nice job.

The Center for Media Literacy is an amazing resource for learning more about media literacy education. We were lucky to have Liz Thoman, the founder of CML, as the moderator for this session and one of the voices in the video!

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