On January 14th I was invited again by Carlotas Deutschland to delivery an online workshop on screen time from a media literacy perspective to Brazilian moms living in Germany. Parents are still very confused about the risks and opportunities involved in the use of new digital technologies at home.
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Media Literacy Series – Disinformation, Fake News and Privacy
I was been invited by Dun Laoghaire Libraries to design and deliver a Media Literacy series with webinars, workshops and educational videos on various topics related to Disinformation, Fake News and Privacy. The series lasted for 6 weeks. The full programme with links for the videos can be accessed here.
How to talk about the media with young children?
In this article from the Wired Magazine, media literacy experts give some tips for parents that want to start talking about topics related to media literacy education with their children. “It’s easier to help children develop habits around media use, inquiry, and reflection in the early years than it is to wait until they areContinue reading “How to talk about the media with young children?”
Research fellowship at Kiev International Institute of Sociology
I am very happy to start my 3 months research fellowship at the Kiev International Institute of Sociology. Looking forward to learning more about how Ukrainians are teaching secondary students how to fight disinformation and fake news.
Finland’s Media Literacy curriculum starts early
In Finland, media literacy education is increasingly embedded in the curriculum and, according to one head teacher, we don’t need to wait until children are older to start talking about media in the classroom. “In maths lessons, Kivinen’s pupils learn how easy it is to lie with statistics. In art, they see how an image’sContinue reading “Finland’s Media Literacy curriculum starts early”
Schoolchildren, digital divide and the threat of disinformation
Lie Detectors is a news literacy programme for schoolchildren aged 10-15. Its main goal is to develop in young people the critical thinking skills they need to understand news media, fight disinformation and make informed choices. More information about their work can be found here. Its most recent report Tackling Disinformation Face to Face: Journalists’Continue reading “Schoolchildren, digital divide and the threat of disinformation”
Media Literacy webinars by IREX
Learn to Discern (L2D) webinars for teachers This December, IREX will offer three digital media literacy workshops for educators through the Learn to Discern programme. The idea is to help teachers understand the basics of digital media education in order to address this topic in the classroom. The focus will be on information and news literacy, where teachersContinue reading “Media Literacy webinars by IREX”
E-book with media literacy learning practices.
Encyclopedia Britannica has made available a free e-book with media education practices, student activity worksheets, and guides for classroom discussion. Click here to have access to the e-book.
Common Sense Media latest data on young people’s online experiences
The new census released by Common Sense Media covers a period from 2015 and 2019 and shows how young people’s online experiences have changed over time. The survey was carried out in the U.S. with more than 1.600 8- to 18-year-olds. Some of the findings include the fact that more than half of 11-year-olds haveContinue reading “Common Sense Media latest data on young people’s online experiences”
Free resources for Critical Media Literacy
Critical media literacy involves teaching and learning how to interpret, understand and critically engage with both the production and consumption of media messages. It also involves the understanding of how our society works, how our culture influences the way we think and behave, and how our reality is created and represented in the stories weContinue reading “Free resources for Critical Media Literacy”