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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?

  1. The concepts for defining reading, writing, and media have changed

  2. Cultural shifts in the way we interact with technology affect the way we learn and the way we communicate

  3. Our online media engagement affects our lives offline

  4. Critical media engagement is a necessity for children living in the networked, digital world

MEDIA LITERACY SKILLS HELP KIDS TO:*

*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.

  1. Facets explores reading, writing and critical thinking in our mediated world

  2. Facets offers resources and opportunities to expand the way kids communicate and learn

  3. Facets connects our online media engagement with our offline lives

  4. 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.

 Digital Citizens Facebook Group

VIDEO RESOURCES:

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 


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