To me being media literate corresponds to having the ability to analyze any type of messages thrown at us. Being able to interpret and break down what somewhat is advertising to further benefit yourself makes someone media literate. If you are media literate you have a distinct advantage over the next person, for you can compare prices to find where and when you can get the best deal. Whether it is from commercials on TV, advertisements on youtube, or ads on facebook or twitter, a person who has mastered the art of understanding media literacy can break down what someone or a company is offering and compare them to others. Being media literate means being able to critically think about news or entertainment, so by asking yourself various questions such as “Who are they targeting?” you can figure out whether or not to even waste your time debating this certain product or person. Media literacy allows you to be able to create messages and evaluate messages or entries in any social format i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Kik. Being Media literate also makes life a lot easier in regards to the way the world is headed. Being media literate used to mean you could sit on the couch and read a newspaper for hours, yet now it solely focuses on being able to communicate with others via the internet. This means you need to be equally comfortable being a computer as you are with a pencil in your hand writing an essay.
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The first picture describes two main parts of social media, the creation of social media and an analysis od the media created.
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This second picture shows a vivid word description of many words to describe social media.
this third picture shows 25 words that describe media literacy as a whole today
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Media literacy is a huge deal in today’s society. If you are media literate you have an advantage over everybody else. You can compare things and get the best deal. Whether it is from commercials on TV, advertisements on youtube, or ads on facebook or twitter, a person who has mastered the art of understanding media literacy can break down what someone or a company is offering and compare them to others. Being media literate means being able to critically think about news or entertainment, so by asking yourself various questions such as “Who are they targeting?” you can figure out whether or not to even waste your time debating this certain product or person. Media literacy allows you to be able to create messages and evaluate messages or entries in any social format i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Kik. Media literacy also makes life a lot easier in regards to the way the world is headed. Mefia literacy allows paople to communicate via the internet. This means you need to be equally comfortable being a computer as you are with a pencil in your hand writing an essay. Communicate communicate advertising advertising internet internet media literacy media literacy internet internet internet internet internet communcvate communicate communicate comminucate
Smore #2In the commercial "America the Beautiful" (2014), Coke, a worldwide known beverage, suggests that it is a refreshing drink that everyone, no matter age, gender, race, or sexual orientation, can gracefully enjoy. Coke takes an immense risk by using voices of "America the Beautiful" sung in several different languages depicting coke as a universally renowned soft drink; throughout the commercial coke uses different examples to persuade viewers that coca cola is a drink for everyone and coke uses contrasting people and places to illuminate this such as : kids in a movie theater to adults surfing in the ocean, coke also culminates different religions and sexual orientations such as Jewish men wearing a kippah and islamic women wearing a hajaab, and also if you watch closely a gay couple is highlighted enjoying a fresh coke while their child at a public skating rink also different dance styles and living places are among the different ways coke tried to spread their product. Using all these different ways to advocate their product coke embraces all aspects of a modern living in order to prevent people from thinking coke is a company solely focused on advertising to a specific group of people. Coke's target audience is people who feel neglected in today's society because of constant judgement of their culture, language spoken, or sexual orientation, and coke closes out the commercial by adding a two part harmony to illustrate that coke is a company who provides their drink to all individuals.
NFL Combine Punters and Kickers run the 40 yard dash in 4. no one cares
Michael Swint, Sports
27 March 2014
Many NFL hopefuls participated in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in February at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis but no one stood out more than all the punters and kickers in attendance. Many former college kickers and punters vowed scouts with their 40 times in the sub 4. no one cares and vertical jumps of 25. it doesn’t even matter inches. With hopes of getting drafted by a professional NFL team kickers and punters from various colleges worked really hard to get ready for the combine. Miami punter Pat O’ Donnel submitted this statement, “I think I did pretty well and worked pretty hard to get ready, but it would have been nice if there were scouts to watch my jump or time my 40.” Although he ran an impressive time of 4.62 and put up 23 reps on the bench press many scouts were caught moaning about how they didn’t care and saying how it was a good time to make a non important phone call. Many kickers and punters asked if they could run their 40’s again. They responded with, “yes you can but we are letting the clock rest for the real football players.” Despite the lack of interest at the combine many scouts predict the O’Donnel will get drafted; they will focus on what they feel is important, and that is punting.
Upon reading 1984 I was very fascinated of George Orwell’s vision of the future, and I do agree with his view of the political dystopian world. I believe that we are heading in the direction and many years down the road we will end up living in a dystopian society. Although this is not an accurate depiction of the country we live in, it is very similar to many outside countries. There are 13 dictatorships around the world. All of which have very strict rules that limit individual freedoms such as Oceania in “1984”. I thought the book was very well written, yet it was difficult to understand at times. I did not like the ending of the book because I would have liked to see the it end in a way to have Winston and Julia take over the government and have Winston stay true to his beliefs. I did not like how Winston changed his views of the government and “big brother” or how he lost his love for Julia. Hence, I would have ended the book a lot differently if I were the author. I would’ve ended the book by having Julia and Winston maintaining their love for each other and, together, overthrowing big brother and the government. The most important message I would take from the book is to stay true to yourself and your beliefs and do whatever you can to make certain that your message gets across. Doing this you not only make life better for yourself, but also for others around you.
Big Brother is watching you
This picture basically describes what the government in Oceania was based off. The idea of big brither watching at all times put fear in the citizens of oceania and controlled their actions and thoughts.
Julia and Winston
This picture shows the bond and genuine love the Julia and Winston had for each oither in the novel. This is significant because love was forbidden in this society, yet julia and winston still had the specail bond that only big brother had the power to break.
Room 101 is where Winston is put and where he faces his biggest fear which is rats. The party was very persisitent in getting winston to stop believeing what he did and start believing in the idea of big brither and they accomplished just that. Winston was a firm believer in big brother after room 101 and he also lost his love for julia.
Big Brother is watching you
Julia and Winston
This class was very different from other language arts courses I have taken in past years. We started the year off by exploring social media. We looked at the positive and negative aspects of social media, and we looked at how social media and be helpful and how it can be a burden. I was very interested in the social media aspect of this class and I am grateful for what I have learned about social media by taking this course. That was definitely my favorite part of the course. In past language arts classes it was just reading books and taking quizzes and tests on them without fully understanding the book through discussion. I liked how in this class we discussed the book “1984” on a daily basis which helped me and the rest of the class grasp a full understanding before we took the test. I have learned how to analyze difficult text better by taking this class and reading and discussing “1984.” I feel like this class has prepared me for college next year also because we did a lot of our word via the internet and that’s how it’s going to be at the next level. The days of writing things down are over and I’m glad we were able to get a sneak peak of that by taking this class. In the future I would have explored social media and the internet even more than we did because it is such an interesting topic. I also would have read the major work “1984” a lot sooner than we did because it would been pretty cool to end the year discussing cooler subjects like controversial issues or media a little more. All in all I learned a lot of valuable tools that I will carry on with me to college next year by taking this course.