Media Literacy and Cyber-safety

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1) Students will use technology to share ideas and discuss issues surrounding media literacy. They will consider sources of information, identify the target audience of each advertisement, and apply this information to class discussion and analysis.

2) Students will learn and practice critical thinking skills, analyzing commercial and advertising techniques, and considering the motives of each source.

3) Students will discuss and analyze tv entertainment, and compare to real life.

4) Students will compare magazine cover models to real life.

5) Students will learn new terms, developing more academic language to apply to media literacy.

6) Students will analyze product packages and consider their accuracy.

7) Students will learn several new terms and utilize vocabulary related to cybersafety and cyberbullying.

8) Students will discuss videos and issues related to cyberbullying.

9) Students will learn about resources and strategies and prevention of cyberbullying and general cybersafety.

10) Students view and discuss videos on plagiarism, and demonstrate a knowlege of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

11) Students will apply the information contained here to extension activities and demonstrate knowlege by taking the quiz at the end of this webquest.

NETS covered (paraphrased):

1. Creativity and Innovation

a) Applying existing knowlege to create new ideas, products, or processes

b) learning to create original works (rather than plagiarising)

c) using models and simulations to explore complex issues

d) identifying trends (in advertising) and forecasting possibilities (in context of media literacy)

2. Communication and Collaboration

c) communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. (media literacy)

3. Research and Information Fluency

a) using digital tools to gather, evaluate and apply new information

b) ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

d) evaluating and selecting information sources based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

e) Planning strategies for best inquiry practices

 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making-

"Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources." --ISTE 2007

 5. Digital Citizenship

a) identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.



References and Credits

Did You Know? Shift Happens (video on conclusion page) is licensed by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and XPLANE under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license.

All activities in part 1) Media Literacy: Thinking about Advertising were created and shared by PBS.orgkids/dontbuyit and are available in the public domain.

Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus from Extinction (and internet hoax) was created by Lyle Zapato. User rights can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License

The Swiss Spahgetti Harvest (video) was a hoax created by BBC News, first aired in April 1, 1957. It is narrated by Journalist, Richard Dimbleby, referred to when first aired as "Richard Dimblerot". This can be openly viewed at http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/70000/video/_70980_aprilfool_vi.ram  The user properties states "no rights or restrictions associated with use of this video". Concerned users under fair use rules can apply the 10% or three minutes rule, whichever is less rule.

Mystery of the German Exploding Toads published by BBC, Wednesday, 27 April 2005,  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4486247.stm Journalist not listed. Fair use rules apply.

eHow referenced as a link to understand how to assess credibility of websites. Fair Use rules apply. http://www.ehow.com/how_2112227_determine-website-credibility.html

http://www.netsmartz.org/safety/definitions.htm-- fair use rules apply.

All cybersafety and cyberbullying links are to netsmartz.org. Fair use rules apply.

Plagiarism links available at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSQH9OTOLBs&feature=related and was develped by Paul Robeson at Rutgers University, NJ . Fair use rules apply

Image Credits (All in compliance with fair use)

Title Page- image by Jodi Torrent- all rights reserved. http://eu.d-a-s-h.org/node/26783 (original display)--- also available at Google images at http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://eu.d-a-s-h.org/files/idash/images/newPOSTCARDweb.preview.jpg&imgrefurl=http://eu.d-a-s-h.org/node/26783&usg=__cyxg79HSZW3CaQCL7YMO1lIMmNs=&h=459&w=640&sz=63&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=LI-ckwkKsIcIkM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=142&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmedia%2Bliteracy%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1138%26bih%3D585%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=110&vpy=108&dur=562&hovh=190&hovw=265&tx=128&ty=85&ei=AZaFTO_eJoP4sAOLiY33Bw&oei=AZaFTO_eJoP4sAOLiY33Bw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

Introduction Page- Copyright Mark Ramsey Media 2010. All Rights Reserved found at http://www.markramseymedia.com/2010/08/the-power-of-social-media-finally-comes-to-radio/ also available at Google images. Fair Use rules apply.

Task Page- originally displayed by Action Coalition for Media Education (July 27, 2007) at   http://www.acmecoalition.org/questioning_media_10_basic_media_education_principles artist name not listed.

Process Page- Originally displayed at: http://www.glogster.com/media/2/4/41/10/4411002.jpghttp://www.google.com/imgres? also available at http://www.glogster.com/media/2/4/41/10/4411002.jpg&imgrefurl=http://msventura.glogster.com/Media-Literacy-WHS/&usg=__rzLo1PkVqLhuTse7YCpg1NI_fxc=&h=262&w=360&sz=48&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=01KvxjRMVaEceM:&tbnh=147&tbnw=223&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmedia%2Bliteracy%2Bimages%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7TSHB_en%26biw%3D1121%26bih%3D585%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=146&vpy=235&dur=109&hovh=191&hovw=263&tx=134&ty=115&ei=ZxiHTL-mC5HUtQPl-7T_CQ&oei=ZxiHTL-mC5HUtQPl-7T_CQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0

























































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