Digital Citizens for Facets Films
In the 21st century, parents, teachers and media educators must communicate and collaborate with children about media in order to help kids develop the skills necessary for mastering digital media at school, at home and online. Children will grow into engaged, productive and media literate citizens when worldwide culture, new tools and digital technologies aid in their development.
WHAT IS MEDIA LITERACY?
Media Literacy is a set of social, technical and conceptual skills that assist people in consuming and producing different types of media. Click here for more media vocabulary
WHY IS MEDIA LITERACY IMPORTANT?
The concepts for defining reading, writing, and media have changed
Cultural shifts in the way we interact with technology affect the way we learn and the way we communicate
Our online media engagement affects our lives offline
Critical media engagement is a necessity for children living in the networked, digital world
MEDIA LITERACY SKILLS HELP KIDS TO:*
- Solve problems
- Simulate real-world processes
- Discover and perform identity
- Gain a worldwide appreciation for culture
- Navigate the flow of stories across different media
- Judge sources of information and learn to multi-task
- Research, analyze and share information
- Re-mix media and expand cognitive ability with the use of tools
- Share and contribute to collective intelligence and social goals
*adapted from the Core Media Literacy Skills found in the MacArthur Foundation report on Digital Media and Learning (2009)
HOW FACETS PROGRAMS CAN HELP PARENTS AND KIDS ENGAGE WITH MEDIA:
Facets is dedicated to helping parents and teachers improve kids’ media literacy and facilitate positive media engagement.
Facets explores reading, writing and critical thinking in our mediated world
Facets offers resources and opportunities to expand the way kids communicate and learn
Facets connects our online media engagement with our offline lives
Facets offers media literacy enhancing programs that incorporate digital media with the art of cinema
LIKE OUR DIGITAL CITIZENS FACEBOOK PAGE…
…to find and share resources and discuss issues of media literacy with other parents and teachers.
Click below to join.
VIDEO: Re-imaging Learning in the 21st Century, Source: The MacArthur Foundation
SEE ALSO: Big Thinkers: Henry Jenkins on Parent Participation [VIDEO], Source: Edutopia: The George Lucas Educational Foundation
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Advice and reviews about media for kids: Common Sense Media
- Digital media learning for kids: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center
- Digital media learning initiatives: The MacArthur Foundation
- Empowered viewers: Center for Media Literacy
- Kids and learning from mobile apps: 2010 Wireless EdTech Conference
- Research: Digital Youth Research
- Social media and kids: Journal of American Pediatrics (Mar 2011)
- Statistics: Kaiser Family Foundation (Jan 2010)
- Teaching and learning strategies: Edutopia: The George Lucas Educational Foundation
- Technology and education: Educause
- Videos: Media Education Foundation