This is available in website and app versions.
This is a very user friendly way to make podcasts. There are a variety of sound effects, clips etc to be used to make a polished more professional sounding podcast.
Students - make sure you have your school's and parent's permission before using this!
We know that the everyday lives of our students are inundated with media. This often-overwhelming menu of media-rich entrées gets served up at a rate that seems to value overconsumption more than proper and meaningful digestion. As educators, we may be left wondering, how do we beef up (or tofu up , if you prefer) our students’ appetites for media-literacy so that they can skillfully navigate our ever-changing, media-saturated landscape?
In this lesson, students consider the different factors that make online sources reliable or unreliable. They then learn quick steps they can take to gauge an online source’s reliability and practice these steps by playing an interactive online game. Finally, students create a media product to teach other students how to do one of the tactics they’ve learned.
"It can be tough to tell what’s true and what’s “fake news” just by looking at a headline. But it’s easy to do a quick check and get the real facts when something doesn’t look right online."
"Thunkable enables anyone to build their own beautiful mobile apps. Using drag and drop code, students can start from scratch or remix a sample app. Created app projects are accessible on both iOS and Android platforms. Thunkable has an active community with regular design challenges to keep students thinking outside the box with their app creations." (AASL)
"With the free version of Thunkable, all app projects are set to public mode. This means that all projects are automatically included in the Thunkable Public Gallery, for anyone to preview and remix. With a PRO membership, you have the ability to create and edit private projects. This means that no one else will have access to your apps." There are paid versions available as well.
The purpose of this lesson is to estimate and measure mass in grams.
Included is a YouTube video to support Grade 3 Blended Learning Math - Unit 4.11: Measurement - Exploring Mass: The Gram.
Propaganda! Misinformation! Disinformation! Today we’re talking about the dark – or, shall we say, darkER – side of media. Understanding these media bogeymen is essential to being a more media literate citizen.
Common Sense Education offers free pre-built lessons for K-12 surrounding digital citizenship and staying safe online. Their lessons include a teacher's guide, lesson slides, activities with answer keys, videos, and songs for younger grades to help deliver the lesson. Teachers do need to create an account in order to access the lessons but it is free and you have total access once you sign up. I personally use this in connection with my Media Studies course and love the lessons that they offer. Super simple, and relevant to the students and their interactions online. They also offer a tips sheet and a parent connection sheet for each of their small themed units.
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides
- Arts Education
- Career & Work Exploration
- Elementary Education
- Higher Education
- English Language Arts
- Communication Studies
- Creative Writing
- Journalism Studies
- Media Studies
- Health Education
- Language Education
- Communication Media
- Environmental Science
- Social Studies
- Native Studies
- Material Type:
- Primary Source
- National Film Board Of Canada
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Discover Saskatchewan—from its big cities and rural areas to its small towns and remote communities—through a selection of films that shines a spotlight on the province’s hidden treasures and fascinating characters. Suitable for both primary and secondary level students, this playlist includes animated and documentary films. These seminal works from our collection address the topics that matter most, ranging from historical subjects to the most pressing issues of the day.
Looking for public speaking tips? Learn five ways to help ensure your next speech is a success.
The five tips are:
1. Know your subject and your speech;
2. Know your audience and your space;
3. Never apologize;
4. Imagine yourself giving a great speech; and
5. Focus on your message, not on yourself.
We’ve seen and discussed the ways in which the rapid pace of technological change has affected the media literacy landscape, and it’s clear that change isn’t slowing down. How will those changes affect the future of media literacy? How can we make the skills we’ve discussed over this course transferable to future media & technology?
"This tool allows you to create presentations, infographics, video presentations, resumes, and more.
It includes many templates with access to photos, animations, and illustrations giving the user the ability to make any image or text interactive.
Content can be shared through a link or downloaded.
Teachers can make materials to share with students or other teachers, and students can use to build resumes or design a product for summative assessment." (AASL)
The gamification options look really good within this tool. You (or your students) can make a variety of different games to test content.
There are some great product choices in here to demonstrate learning.
In order to understand the history of media literacy we have to go all the way back to straight up literacy. In the first half of our look at the history of media literacy, Jay takes us all the way back to Ancient Greece and forward through the printing press, newspapers, and Yellow Journalism.
Jay continues our journey through the history of media literacy with the arrival of movies, television, and the other screens that now permeate our lives – along with some of the different approaches to media literacy that these inventions brought with them.
The Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation learning channel aims to engage learners in discussions about Canada’s colonial history and its impact on Indigenous communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Indigenous filmmakers, creators, and allies.
We’ve mentioned already that there’s a lot of money in media and a huge chunk of that money is spent on trying to get you to do something – buy something, vote a certain way, change a behavior. How does advertising work? And what’s the difference between advertising, public relations, and propaganda? We’re going to talk about all that and more today.