"If it's Online, it Must be True!"

Media Literacy in K-12 Education

#miched Twitter Chat

Wednesday, May 25th, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

About this #miched chat

In our hyper-connected age, we are constantly exposed to media, whether it is user-generated or professionally-produced. With this overflow of information, how do we know what to trust? How can we help students assess media messages? Media literacy is increasingly becoming an essential skill in our digital age. Join the #miched chat to share with us how you talk about media in your classroom.


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Sarah Gretter, moderator

Sarah is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at Michigan State University. She is interested in media and information literacy in teacher education, cognitive literary studies, and narratology.

Rohit Mehta, moderator

Rohit is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at Michigan State University. His work revolves around multiliteracies, multimodality, technology, and transdisciplinary teaching and learning.

#miched Questions

1. Media literacy means thinking critically about what we see online. Why do students need to be media-literate in our digital age?


2. Given the amount of information your students receive through media, in what ways does media literacy fit in your content area(s)?


3. How do you see media literacy fit with the concept of digital citizenship?


4. How can we encourage students to apply media literacy outside of school too?


5. We talked a lot about media literacy for students. What does it mean to be a media-literate teacher?


6. What is one thing you can do tomorrow to bring media awareness in your classroom?