Powerful Voices for Kids: Media Literacy and Technology Integration in Urban Education

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Powerful Voices for Kids is a university-school partnerships that offers a comprehensive program to strengthen children's ability to think for themselves, communicate effectively using language and technology tools, and use their powerful voices to contribute to the quality of life in their families, their schools, their communities and the world.

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  • A plan of action to address Recommendation 6 of the Knight Commission report: Integrate digital and media literacy as critical elements of education at all levels through collaboration among federal, state and local education officials.
  • Powerful Voices for Kids: Media Literacy and Technology Integration in Urban Education

    1. 1. Powerful Voices for Kids: <br />Media Literacy & Technology in <br />Urban Elementary Schools<br />Renee Hobbs<br />Media Education Lab<br />Temple University<br />Philadelphia PA <br />
    2. 2. Our Mission<br /> To strengthen children's abilities tothink for themselves, communicate effectively using language and technology tools, and use their powerful voices to contribute to the quality of life in their families, their schools, their communities, and the world. <br />
    3. 3.
    4. 4. Digital and Media Literacy<br />REFLECT<br />USE/ACCESS<br />ANALYZE<br />CREATE<br />ACT<br />
    5. 5. A Comprehensive Program<br />
    6. 6. PVK: A Summer Play and Learning Program<br />
    7. 7. Staff Development<br />
    8. 8. Digital and Media Literacy Curriculum Integration<br />
    9. 9. In-School Mentoring<br />
    10. 10. Parent and Community Outreach<br />
    11. 11. Video Documentation and Assessment Research <br />
    12. 12. Our Instructional Philosophy<br />ASKING QUESTIONS<br />
    13. 13. Our Instructional Philosophy<br />ASKING QUESTIONS<br />USING THE TEACHABLE MOMENT<br />
    14. 14. Our Instructional Philosophy<br />ASKING QUESTIONS<br />USING THE TEACHABLE MOMENT<br />CONNECTING TO KIDS’ MEDIA WORLDS<br />
    15. 15. Our Instructional Philosophy<br />ASKING QUESTIONS<br />USING THE TEACHABLE MOMENT<br />CONNECTING TO KIDS’ MEDIA WORLDS<br />EMERGENT CURRICULUM<br />
    16. 16. Exploring Authorship in a Multimedia Age<br />Understanding Authors & Audiences in Grade 1<br />AUTHORS ARE<br />Writers….. Illustrators…Advertisers…..Video Producers….Photographers… Cartoonists….Magazine Journalists…. and more<br />
    17. 17. Online Video Pen-Pals<br />Audiences Meet an Author: <br />Online Video Pen-Pal with a Filmmaker<br />http://pvk2010.wikispaces.com/1stQA<br />
    18. 18. Making Inferences about Target Audience<br />
    19. 19. Digital and Media Literacy<br />REFLECT<br />USE/ACCESS<br />ANALYZE<br />CREATE<br />ACT<br />
    20. 20.
    21. 21. Key Concepts of Media Literacy<br />Messages are Constructions<br />
    22. 22. Messages are Representations<br />
    23. 23. Messages are Representations<br />Messages Use Different Codes and Conventions<br />
    24. 24. Messages are Representations<br />People Interpret Messages Differently<br />Messages Use Different Codes and Conventions<br />
    25. 25. Messages are Representations<br />People Interpret Messages Differently<br />Messages Use Different Codes and Conventions<br />Messages Influence our Attitudes and Behaviors<br />
    26. 26. Messages are Representations<br />People Interpret Messages Differently<br />Messages Have Economic & Political Power<br />Messages Use Different Codes and Conventions<br />Messages Influence our Attitudes and Behaviors<br />
    27. 27. Ms. Dee explores the idea that people actively make interpretations of media messages<br />
    28. 28. Empowerment Spiral<br />
    29. 29.
    30. 30. Unlitter Us<br />
    31. 31. We are conducting research to determine how children’s understanding of concepts like author’s purpose and target audience is associated with reading comprehension & academic achievement <br />
    32. 32. Program Impact<br />
    33. 33. Program Impact<br />
    34. 34. www. mediaeducationlab.com<br />
    35. 35. Renee Hobbs<br />Temple University<br />School of Communications and Theater<br />Media Education Lab<br />http://mediaeducationlab.com<br />Email: renee.hobbs@temple.edu<br />Phone: (215) 204-3255<br />Twitter: reneehobbs<br />

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