Read the information on the Media Literacy Strand (pp. 13-14 in the hard copy) of the Ontario Curriculum Language.
View the YouTube video “What is a Blog?”
Search these popular educational blog sites (or the ones above) for a specific resource, strategy, or lesson on teaching Media Studies to students in the elementary grades (preferably grades 4-8).
Note: You are not reviewing the blog site; you are using it to find a resource for teaching the Media strand. Begin by finding the search icon on the Home page of the blog (a magnifying glass). Common Media search terms include the following: Media Literacy/Studies/Resources; Digital/Information Literacy; Social Media; Fake News.
Post to the discussion forum with a brief description of this resource answering these questions: 3 Ws.
- What? Description of the resource – what it is; how to locate
- So what? Why did you choose this resource? What educational benefit does it have? How does it relate to the principles for Media Studies outlined in the Ontario Curriculum?
- What now? How might you use this resource in a teaching practicum? Cautions or suggestions?
We’ve provided a form below for you to capture your responses to the above prompts. You can export your work when you are done.