Media Literacy

Alexis Lee

What Is MEDIA To Me?

To me the media is important source and form of communication we use daily sometimes without evening knowing. Media includes everything from music, news, different forms of entertainment, and Colin kaepernick making the perfect touchdown videos to gossip about the president and the new health reforms. The media is with us everywhere we go and just like every other objects in this world it has its positives and negatives. The biggest positive of about the media is being able to connect to the news and hear about the ground breaking stories that go along with it. Another positive is being able to express yourself and connect with your loved ones. On the other hand, a major negative about the media is the gossip it creates. When dealing with social media you should careful of the things that you put up. Whatever you put in the media whether it’s good or bad has an effect on you and the people around you. The effect social media can have on your peers isn't always the greatest. Being media literate to me means to understand the different ways to analyze information of a topic.

Super Bowl Precis

Chevy "LIFE"

Chevy in the commercial, Chevy Life, supports the World Cancer Day by making an inspiring commercial to bring awareness about the day and Chevy’s newest car model. Chevy supports their awareness ad by making a commercial and giving out great deals for the people who visit Chevy car dealer’s ships on World Cancer Day. The author’s purpose is to bring awareness to cancer and the national holiday in order to gain more supporters. The author writes in a sentimental tone for everyone who has cancer and the people who don’t.

The Perks Of TEXTING :)

Most teens and senior citizens text on their cell phones quite often these days. Unfortunately society has declared texting a horrible thing but texting is actually a good thing in multiple ways. Texting in school is a good source of communication; it’s rude to talk in class so texting solves that problem. Showing emotions through the use of emoji’s is much better than showing actual emotions like smiling and frowning. Smiling and frowning have a plethora of side effects; frowning especially can cause early wrinkles and no one wants to look like a raisin. Believe it or not texting increases finger strength and finger strength is very important. Having strong fingers allows one to accomplish daily activities, like holding a pencil or picking boogers. Abbreviations that one learns from texting are a lot easier to write when writing long pieces of work, such as essays. Essays with abbreviations sound more educated compared to essays with grammatically correct English.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

On December 14, 2012, 20 year old Adam Lanza attempted to commit a fatal shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut. However he did successfully kill his mother at their home. Officials have yet to figure out why he killed his mother or why he targeted Hook Elementary. It’s reported that Lanza arrived at the school at 9:30 am, he shoot through the glass windows in order to gain access to the building. He then headed to the front office where the principle, Jeff Matthews, and the secretary, Bo Lumpkin, were in the middle of the morning announcements. Lanza’s first target was Jeff Matthews but luckily when Lanza tried to take the shot his gun jammed which caused him the hit the wall instead of Matthews. Matthews and Lumpkin take the opportunity to get away from the shooter and call for help. The police were called around 9:35 am. While Matthews and Lumpkin were wanting on help to arrive they took it upon themselves to make sure that everyone else was safe. They quickly went around the first level of the school to make sure that all the class room doors were locked and that there was no students wondering the hallways. While Lumpkin was making sure that everyone was safe he ran into Lanza. Lanza fired at Lumpkin, he wasn’t seriously injured, he suffered from gun shoot wounds on his right shoulder and arm. Lanza left Lumpkin bleeding; he went to the nearest classroom and tried to force the door open, when he didn’t succeed he angrily went to the next room across the hallway. Unfortunately that door was unlocked; Lanza went inside searching for any students or teachers. He came across Mrs. Smith a second grade math teacher; she told him that her students were in the library checking out books. He then grabbed her by the neck and forced her to tell him where her students really where, she didn’t say a word but her nervousness gave it away. He knew that the students were in the room, it was just a matter of where they were. He was determined to find those helpless and harmful children, he searched everywhere. She begged him to stop she even said she would take the place of the children. He had finally finished searching the room and was leaving with Mrs. Smith in hand, when he realized a small closet in the corner of the room. He stops and opens the closet door and out poured the innocent children. With tears rolling down their faces and all scared to death, they begged for their lives and safety. Lanza cold heartily looked all of them in the eyes and said “I’m only doing this for you guys, it’ll be fun”. He quickly reloaded the gun take a deep breath and got ready to shoot, but before he could take the first shot he was tackled by a squad of special agents. The children then quickly ran out of the room to find safety but unfortunately when Lanza was tackled he dropped the gun. It went off and shot one of the agents on the neck, the agent survived. Adam Lanza was successfully caught and taken to prison. Fortunately no deaths acquired only minor wounds. This incident opened the eyes of the people and the government. The government is now rethinking the laws pertaining to guns. They’re coming up with restrictions on the amount of guns one household can have, who can have them, and a limitation on the amount of bullets a household can have for each weapon.
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Why Is History Being Rewritten?

This event hurts my heart. I wish that I could go back in time to change what happened or even rewrite history to give it a better outcome. So many people were left broken because of this situation, I just wish I could make it better.

We Didn't Start The Fire Lyrics!!!

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television

North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen

Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev

Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron

Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team

Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev

Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball

Starkweather, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide...

Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia

Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy

Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land

Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania

Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician Sex

J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again

Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline

Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide

Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz

Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law

Rock and Roller Cola wars, I can't take it anymore

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

But when we are gone

It will still burn on and on and on and on

And on and on and on and on...

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No, we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

tadpoles shouldn't drive

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire by tadpoles shouldn't drive

My Reflection :)

Honestly I liked the idea of having a class based on social media rather than a course only focused on British Literature, which would be very boring. Unlike any other language arts class, media literacy is a course that is very relatable; it deals with social networking sites which plays a major part in our everyday lives. Now a day’s social networking sites have become such a big part of the way we communicate and stay informed with breaking news. But media literacy isn’t just a course based on social networking; it is also a writing based course. I learned how to write a précis and before this course I didn’t even know what that was. This class teaches students how to not only be successful while using social networking sites but also how to go about how life and your future careers. Media Literacy is a well thought out and relatable class, in my opinion I think every senior should take it. This course taught me a plethora of things including how to tell the difference between a satirical essay and a formal essay, how to annotate a piece of writing, to make sure I actually read and understand all of the terms and agreements that come with a social networking site, and to also make sure that I read all of the privacy terms as well. Leaving this class I am taking away a plethora of things one being read the terms and agreements for every social networking site, lesson number two is the government is watching closer than we think, and lesson number three is your name doesn’t determine your future, you do. The one thing I would change about this course is the work load other than that I loved taking to this course, I see a lot of things differently because of it.