Media Literacy Part 2 & Week of September 4, 2012

Happy Short Week!  I hope everyone had an awesome Labor Day!

Kindergarten-1st grade:
Kindergarten and first grade are acclimating nicely to technology lab!  We are continuing to work on our mouse skills using games on ABCYA.com.  Students enter lab and review the basic parts of the computer. We are getting really good at turning on the monitor, launching Internet Explorer, and typing in ABCYA.com on our own or with help from our neighbor next to us!  This group will be ready to move on soon to some new educational websites.

NETS Standards addressed:
6a: Understand and use technology systems
6b. Select and use applications effectively and productively

2nd-3rd grade:

Third grade continues to begin their lab experience each visit with time spent on KidBiz3000.com to strengthen their nonfiction comprehension skills.

Second and third grade students will focus on some basic word processing skills.  Students will work this week to change font colors and cut and paste images into specific text boxes.  We'll begin the session by reading through the color poems to work on literacy before we edit the text.




NETS Standards addressed:
6a: Understand and use technology systems
6b. Select and use applications effectively and productively


5th-8th grade:

This week we continue our discussion on media literacy (using Media Literacy Project as our guide).  We'll review what media is and what it means to be media literate.  We'll also look at some basic concepts of media literacy.  The main focus will be on understanding the text & subtext of advertisements.  We'll look at a print ad ("Got Milk" campaign) and a television ad (Call of Duty Black Ops) to begin to deconstruct text and subtext.  The Call of Duty sample came from Mrs. Zumpano's participation in Columbia College's TEAM fellowship.  (Thanks, Liz!)

You can see the presentation here:


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