Transforming
Education through
Digital &
Media Literacy:
Focus on
Young Learners
Renee Hobbs
Harrington School of Communic...
http://slideshare.net/reneehobbs
Parents and teachers help students develop the knowledge
and competencies they need to thrive in the 21st century
PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING
Why parents and educators must both protect and empower
children in using and responding to mass...
www.mediaeducationlab.com
A university-school partnership program designed to strengthen
children’s ability to think for themselves, communicate eff...
LAUNCHES at the International Reading Association in 2013
ACCESS
ANALYZE
CREATE
ACT
REFLECT
The Learning Process of Digital & Media Literacy
ACCESS
CREATE
ANALYZE
REFLECT
ACCESS
Learning Process
Read, Comprehend and
Make Sense of All Sorts of Texts
Use Technology Tools Well
Gather Information...
ACCESS
Find, comprehend and gather information about
what’s in the food we eat
LINK
ANALYZE
Ask Good Questions
Evaluate the Quality & Value of
Messages
Explore Context in Meaningful Ways
Learning Process
AN...
ANALYZE
Ask questions to an author
LINK Link
ANALYZE
ANALYZE
Read and analyze a magazine ad
LINK
ANALYZE
COMPOSE
Use Multiple Modes of Expression
Reach Authentic Audiences
Manipulate Content and Form in
Relation to Purpose and ...
COMPOSE
Compose a comic about homelessness
LINK
CREATE
PROTECTION
Children did not use the Internet
to gather information
independently. Instead, the
instructor selected child-
...
REFLECT
Activate Multiperspectival Thinking
Predict Consequences and Use
Hypothetical Reasoning
Examine Issues of Power an...
REFLECT
Explore how stereotypes shape our interpretation of messages
LINK
REFLECT
ACT
Connect the Classroom to the World
Strengthen Leadership and
Collaboration
Develop Integrity and Accountability
Learni...
ACT
Learning Process
Create a public service announcement about littering
LINK
ACT
ACCESS
Create a public service announcement
LINK
ACCESS
ANALYZE
CREATE
ACT
REFLECT
Transforming Education Through
Digital & Media Literacy
ACCESS
CREATE
ANALYZE
REFLECT
Why don’t more elementary educators use digital
and media literacy pedagogy?
 Requires a well-structured activity with a clear audience and
purpose
 Requires some creative & independent thinking fr...
Both teachers and school leaders have concerns about mayhem
and loss of control that may interfere with digital media proj...
So why do it?
A pedagogy of listening activates the
search for meaning and
understanding in the various social
and physica...
Reading and Research
Reading and Research Composition
Reading and Research Composition
Feedback & Revision
Reading and Research Composition
Feedback & Revision Distribution
We Learn to be Passive & Active Readers
www.mediaeducationlab.comm
CONTACT:
Renee Hobbs
Professor and Founding Director
Harrington School of Communication and Med...
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy
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Renee Hobbs shares how digital and media literacy can be implemented with children in the elementary grades. Presentation to the Indiana State Reading Association, September 23, 2012.

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Younger Learners Get Digital and Media Literacy

  1. 1. Transforming Education through Digital & Media Literacy: Focus on Young Learners Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island
  2. 2. http://slideshare.net/reneehobbs
  3. 3. Parents and teachers help students develop the knowledge and competencies they need to thrive in the 21st century
  4. 4. PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING Why parents and educators must both protect and empower children in using and responding to mass media, popular culture and digital media Why the shift from passive viewing to active analysis of media texts supports literacy development How student engagement with mass media and popular culture stimulates intellectual curiosity Goals for Today’s Session
  5. 5. www.mediaeducationlab.com
  6. 6. A university-school partnership program designed to strengthen children’s ability to think for themselves, communicate effectively, and use their powerful voices to contribute to the quality of life in their families, their schools, their communities, and the world.
  7. 7. LAUNCHES at the International Reading Association in 2013
  8. 8. ACCESS ANALYZE CREATE ACT REFLECT The Learning Process of Digital & Media Literacy ACCESS CREATE ANALYZE REFLECT
  9. 9. ACCESS Learning Process Read, Comprehend and Make Sense of All Sorts of Texts Use Technology Tools Well Gather Information Independently ACCESS
  10. 10. ACCESS Find, comprehend and gather information about what’s in the food we eat LINK
  11. 11. ANALYZE Ask Good Questions Evaluate the Quality & Value of Messages Explore Context in Meaningful Ways Learning Process ANALYZE
  12. 12. ANALYZE Ask questions to an author LINK Link ANALYZE
  13. 13. ANALYZE Read and analyze a magazine ad LINK ANALYZE
  14. 14. COMPOSE Use Multiple Modes of Expression Reach Authentic Audiences Manipulate Content and Form in Relation to Purpose and Audience Learning Process CREATE
  15. 15. COMPOSE Compose a comic about homelessness LINK CREATE
  16. 16. PROTECTION Children did not use the Internet to gather information independently. Instead, the instructor selected child- appropriate content about homelessness for children to read, view and discuss. Empowerment and Protection are Embedded In Digital and Media Literacy EMPOWERMENT Children learned that homelessness occurs when people lack jobs, housing, and health care, when they are victims of domestic violence, or have problems with alcoholism, substance abuse, or mental illness.
  17. 17. REFLECT Activate Multiperspectival Thinking Predict Consequences and Use Hypothetical Reasoning Examine Issues of Power and Responsibility Learning Process REFLECT
  18. 18. REFLECT Explore how stereotypes shape our interpretation of messages LINK REFLECT
  19. 19. ACT Connect the Classroom to the World Strengthen Leadership and Collaboration Develop Integrity and Accountability Learning Process ACT
  20. 20. ACT Learning Process Create a public service announcement about littering LINK ACT
  21. 21. ACCESS Create a public service announcement LINK
  22. 22. ACCESS ANALYZE CREATE ACT REFLECT Transforming Education Through Digital & Media Literacy ACCESS CREATE ANALYZE REFLECT
  23. 23. Why don’t more elementary educators use digital and media literacy pedagogy?
  24. 24.  Requires a well-structured activity with a clear audience and purpose  Requires some creative & independent thinking from learners  Requires careful monitoring of small groups  Requires the use of media & technology
  25. 25. Both teachers and school leaders have concerns about mayhem and loss of control that may interfere with digital media projects “”upredictable” and “exhausting”  Not clearly linked to standards  Not easy to assess student learning outcomes  Not text-based  Children are not sitting down at desks
  26. 26. So why do it? A pedagogy of listening activates the search for meaning and understanding in the various social and physical environments of everyday life. Listening to children enables educators to discover how children think, how they develop a relationship with reality, and how they begin to question it. --Carla Rinaldi, Reggio Emilia early childhood education expert
  27. 27. Reading and Research
  28. 28. Reading and Research Composition
  29. 29. Reading and Research Composition Feedback & Revision
  30. 30. Reading and Research Composition Feedback & Revision Distribution
  31. 31. We Learn to be Passive & Active Readers
  32. 32. www.mediaeducationlab.comm CONTACT: Renee Hobbs Professor and Founding Director Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Twitter: reneehobbs Email: hobbs@uri.edu

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