Media Literacy Education
Improving the Learning and Health of K-12 Students
A complementary resource to the PaTTAN Behavior Byte: Media Literacy Education
Media Literacy Education | Definitions
Digital Citizenship • includes the topics of privacy, relationships, online communication, and can even extend to both civic engagement and the social/emotional aspects of digital life. It also includes the way we interpret information that is presented to us when we are online (news, information and media literacy). (UNESCO)
Information Literacy • The ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, effectively use and communicate information in its various formats.
Media Literacy • The ability to read, analyze, evaluate and produce communication in a variety of media forms.
Technology (Digital) Literacy • specifically applies to media from the internet, smartphones, video games, and other nontraditional sources. Digital literacy includes both nuts-and-bolts skills and ethical obligations. (NAMLE, 2021)
Digital Media: Problem or Opportunity?
The impact of digital technology use on adolescent well-being - PubMed
This review provides an overview of the literature regarding digital technology use and adolescent well-being. Overall, findings imply that the general effects are on the negative end of the spectrum but very small. Effects differ depending on the type of use: whereas procrastination and passive use …
A Model for Consideration
Students Who Are Healthy
Coping with COVID-19: How Young People Use Digital Media to Manage Their Mental Health | Common Sense Media
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are struggling with depression, stress, and anxiety. Digital media has been their lifeline for information and connection, but young people still need mental health support to recover from the pandemic.
Students Who Are Safe
Digital Compass by Common Sense Education
Invite students to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and futures with Digital Compass™, Common Sense's award-winning suite of digital citizenship learning games for middle school students.
Top 8 Dangers Of Social Media For Kids And Teens
Social media and kids. Gah! Is there anything more terrifying for a parent? From cyberbullying to online predators, it seems like the dangers of social media for children are endless. Here’s the thing, though: It isn’t Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram that should be keeping you up at night. “On its own, ...
Students Who Are Engaged
Students Who Are Challenged
Optimize personal choice around digital media and literacy:
in setting personal academic and behavioral goals regarding digital media
types of recognition/rewards that include use of preferred digital media
through participation in the design of digital media classroom expectations and activities/tasks
personalized, culturally relevant and responsive instruction that i
Build relationships through digital media and literacy:
2 x 10 conversations
Banking time through digital means
Class meetings through digital efforts
Affective statements when using digital media purposefully
Help with solving problems regarding digital media & literacy through processing together
Students Who Are Supported
Students who are supported have teachers who:
Utilize classroom expectations around digital media created with students
Build routines that are known by each student
Establish standards for the classroom community
Employ personalized, culturally relevant and responsive instruction that supports digital media literacy.
Use affective statements when using digital media purposefully
Help with digital dilemmas regarding digital media & literacy through processing together
The Mind Online Podcast
Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Learning for Justice Managing Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.
Digital and Civic Literacy Skills The internet is an amazing tool for teaching and learning. But, before we can teach students to harness its power and become good citizens of the web, we need to understand the intricacies of how it works and how it can be manipulated to mislead and even harm users. Learning the Landscape of Digital Literacy