Preparing students for academic success involves more than just English; it must also address critical thinking skills. Using technology to integrate media literacy into a course can help students develop the higher-order thinking required for university classes. In this workshop, designed for teachers and curriculum coordinators, participants will learn about several web-based resources and materials used in an advanced English for Academic Purposes class that dealt with media literacy. These resources range from the websites of media literacy networks and current event sites to web-based information tools and visual representations of information, as well as educational learning resource centers that address areas related to media literacy. Possible class activities and lesson ideas to utilize these resources, from looking for bias to evaluating information, will also be discussed. At the end of the workshop participants will be familiar with a variety of resources to use to address media literacy and will have ideas for how to integrate media literacy into a course.
Scholar Commons Citation
Royal, Krista Bittenbender, "Web Resources for Teaching Media Literacy" (2012). INTO Faculty and Staff Publications. 5.