Media Literacy

What is Media Literacy?

Center for Media Literacy defines “Media Literacy is a 21st-century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms – from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.” (http://www.medialit.org/media-literacy-definition-and-more/)

Resources

Media Literacy @ your library http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/media-literacy-your-library

ALA and the Center for News Literacy @ Stony Brook University worked with five public libraries to adapt existing media literacy training to serve the needs of public librarians and the communities at

The learning and prototyping report http://www.ala.org/tools/sites/ala.org.tools/files/content/Media%20Literacy%20%40%20your%20library%20-%20Final%20Report%20Dec%202018.pdf

Empowering Learners with digital and media literacy (AASL)

http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/docs/KNOW_39_5_EmpoweringLearners.pdf

Using Media Literacy to Stop the Fake News Cycle (YALSA)

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/using-media-literacy-stop-fake-news-cycle

From Apps to Robots: How to Evaluate Digital Media for Literacy Learning (ALSC)

Part 1, http://www.ala.org/alsc/apps-robots-how-evaluate-digital-media-literacy-learning-part-1

Part 2, http://www.ala.org/alsc/apps-robots-how-evaluate-digital-media-literacy-learning-part-2

Media Resources for students

Activities, lessons, case studies and blog posts to develop students’ media literacy skills https://newseumed.org/medialiteracy

Resources for students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers https://www.edutopia.org/topic/media-literacy

15 resources for teaching media literacy (ASCD in Service) http://inservice.ascd.org/15-resources-for-teaching-media-literacy/

From American Libraries, “Fighting Fake News: How libraries can lead the way on media literacy”

Involvement

(The following units have done media literacy-related programs or publications, links are available above)

  • ALA
  • AASL
  • YALSA
  • ALSC