How has media literacy changed through technology.
Media Literacy Pic1
Picture describes how easy it is to view media from one device to another
Media Literacy Pic2
This is a picture with many words simply describing media and media literacy.
Media Literacy Pic3
Shows how easy it is for younger generations to access media through technology because they grew up with it.
Coca Cola’s commercial, Going All The Way, was aired during the 2014 Super Bowl; the commercial impressively shows how simple and powerful a happy moment can be. Coca Cola displays the path of happiness through a child’s perspective as he runs from his little league field to a major football stadium in order to score a touchdown. Using this commercial, Coca Cola shows its audience that happiness happens all the time in order to make the audience think they will be happy when they drink coke. The target audience is most people, but specifically football fans and sports fans in general.
Students Vote to Begin School an Hour Earlier
Bradley Faulkinberry, High School Student
SUWANEE - Students of Peachtree Ridge High school are calling a meeting to vote on whether or not the school day should be shifted to start earlier. Many are calling it a decision that should’ve been made a long time ago.
The students at Peachtree Ridge have been sincerely begging administration to let them start school earlier. They argue the time after school is too short for anyone to participate in any after school events such as sports, clubs, and other activities.
One student stated, “We are already going to sleep in class, so why not make it earlier so we have more time after school to hang out and have fun?”. The overall agreement around the school is to shift the day forward in order to let students experience as many after school activities as possible.
I do believe Orwell's book roughly reflects our modern day government, but I believe some comparisons will never be legitimized: mainly because I don't believe people will ever let the government become so powerful that it can scare the people into believing in a false history and even present.
If I was the author of 1984, I'm not sure what I would do to the end of the book. I suppose there are two possible endings. One is George Orwell's version and the other is a slightly happier ending with Winston escaping and overthrowing the government. I feel like the second ending would only be appropriate if I wish to please my audience. On the other hand, the first ending is what I would use if I want to teach my audience.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, and even though the ending was disappointing, I still think I learned more from it than my made up ending where Winston succeeds in his original goal, "DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER".
I feel like the symbolism in this poster was a key element in this book. It is wherever you go in Oceania, and it reminds everybody there is no escaping it.
This describes the end of the book for many naive people.
This picture simply shows how abstract and unnatural it is for Winston to believe in what he was saying, yet he believed it with all his heart.
This class is by far the most unique and intriguing Language arts course I have taken by far. When we started the semester, I thought I was going into British Lit. And although we did read some Shakespeare and Orwell, the primary focus of the class still remained on media literacy. I enjoyed critiquing actions taken by important people in our society as well as finding similarities between George Orwell’s dystopian world and ours. I learned many things from this class including how to constructively critique other people’s actions, not to trust all news sources, and learn from literature that in its roots are simply a warning of what we can become (1984, Macbeth). This class was also different from other language arts classes that I've taken in that it doesn't take the traditional route. We learned in an almost new-age type way; it was definitely more interactive and although people did sleep in class, I don’t credit that to the curriculum or teaching style. In the future, however, it would be nice to see a change in the amount of grades that go in the grade-book: especially because this is a senior class and second semester of senior year is usually not the most productive. That is understandably not very productive, but it is only a thought. Another thing that may be a good thing to change is the way the teachers of this class go about teaching it. For example, I think it would be more involving if the class went outside every so often to wake up and get some fresh air. It would also be nice to have bathroom breaks so kids can stretch their legs and wake up. This is a lot of possible changes, but there were a lot of good things that happened this semester. Some include the curriculum, projects, smores, novels, different work techniques, and the teaching ability. Overall, I have enjoyed this class and would recommend it to any rising senior.