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“Many professional books talk about digital and media literacy, but this text addresses the complete continuum—from television to technology—and guides teachers to think deeply about their own preferences and beliefs, as well as those of their students to develop knowledgeable, informed media users and consumers for the 21st Century.”
—Kristin Ziemke Fastabend, First Grade Teacher
Chicago Public Schools
Give digital kids a voice!
Today's kids are digital natives, but what's the best way to help them become empowered, creative and responsible communicators across different media? Discover insights and strategies specific to children ages 5-12 in this guide from an acclaimed media literacy program: Powerful Voices for Kids. Readers will find
Thought-provoking lesson plans that reach students of all backgrounds and abilities
Use of a wide range of technology tools, including the Internet, video, and mobile apps, combined with an emphasis on online safety and development of essential critical thinking skills
Materials for teacher professional development
This innovative book is equally valuable as a resource for lesson planning or for developing a full media literacy program.
Chapter 1: Digital and Media Literacy
Digital and Media Literacy
[Page 13]It was lunchtime, and Ms. Dominguez's second-grade students had just finished eating. A few minutes remained for table talk before recess. Three girls had opened up their black-and-white composition notebooks and were pretending to use a laptop, tapping their fingers on the pages.
One little ...