Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Media Literacy Week

Greetings Teachers!

As educators in this media-saturated world, we know how important it is to teach students how to be critical thinkers as they are often surrounded by words, images, and videos. This next week finds a group of people emphasizing this very idea.

The inaugural Media Literacy Week in the United States is November 2-6.  According to their website, the purpose of the week is as follows:
Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States. Inspired by Canada's Media Literacy Week now in its 10th year, the National Association for Media Literacy Education is leading the efforts to create a media literacy week in the United States to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations around the country. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. 
To find out more information about the events happening during this week, visit them online at http://medialiteracyweek.us. Follow them on Twitter with the hashtag #MediaLitWk.

What resources or strategies have you found helpful in teaching students critical thinking in relation to media literacy?

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