Monday, October 21, 2013

New Series of Media Literacy Videos Premieres

MediaSmarts and Concerned Children’s Advertisers (CCA) have just launched a 6-part series of “media minutes,” short videos that deal with key components of media literacy.  Correlating curriculum will be released November 4, as part of Media Literacy Week in Canada.

How storyboards can help students read more carefully

Newspaper articles and storyboarding can help students plan presentations and writing assignments and encourage them to read text more carefully, according to the writers of this blog post. The writers share a template for storyboards, along with other resources, such as a video enabling teachers to compare storyboards to the Pixar animation process and another showing how high-school journalism students used the technique to share what they had learned.