Grounded in best classroom practice, this book aims to help you think about the role of media in children’s lives, and to teach about media effectively in your classroom. Three dimensions of media education for the 3-11 age range are highlighted: children’s own cultural experiences, the development of critical awareness, and opportunities for creative expression. The chapters are written by literacy advisors, leading academics, teacher-trainers, and classroom practitioners. In an increasingly digital world, media education is an essential part of good teaching, not just as a tool to teach the more traditional aspects of the curriculum, but in its own right as an essential part of literacy.

Digital Glue: Creative Media in the Classroom

Digital Glue: Creative Media in the Classroom
Digital glue: Creative media in the classroom
Why Make Movies?

Matthew came in early. He was slightly anxious because his mum had lent him her camera to use in the project we were going to be working on. He wanted to know how to get the pictures and video from the camera to the computer. I showed him and he went away happy. Later in the morning, while his teacher and I drew breath, she asked if I had ...

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