Thread to discuss media and news literacy.
CT Public has a great tool - thinkalong.org - that utilizes public media content and a media analysis framework to help middle and high school aged learners build media literacy and critical thinking skills. Every topic is based on a current hot topic, they're regularly reviewed and updated, and a new topic is released each week.
- Should masks be federally mandated?
- Does donating money advance racial equity?
- Should school weeks be 4 days instead of 5?
- Should humans colonize Mars?
We would LOVE! to team up with someone to really dig into media literacy and its intersection with public media, the connected learning theory, or whatever.
Our favorite way to share the tool is through structured discussions where we lead a group through using the tool, but there is a lot of room to build in other ideas or approaches.
Anyone interested in a collab?
My dissertation research is about the information literacy practices of cosplayers & how interest-driven information practices can inform information literacy instruction. I'd love to include it as part of a symposium on information/media literacy.