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Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Frank W Baker, Verneda Edwards, Jennie L Johnson, Holen Sabrina Kahn, Emily Keating, Kristy Sailors, Mark Schulte

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT1246

ISBN: 9781760011246

No of Pages: 112

Publish date: 02/07/2014

Price: $27.95

Description

Schools must prepare 21st century students to compete in a global society – a world in which cultures, economies and people are continuously connected. It is the job of the 21st century educator to make sure students are equipped to meet this challenge. In the Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series, editor Heidi Hayes Jacobs and a team of authors from around the globe explore the three new literacies – global literacy, media literacy and digital literacy.


Mastering Media Literacy shows educators the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education. The authors provide practical, proven tips for incorporating media literacy into the traditional school curriculum.


Using this book, F–12 educators will



  • understand how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues;

  • prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world;

  • teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and

  • design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.


The Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series is the ideal resource for any modern educator. Using Mastering Media Literacy with the three other titles in this series – Mastering Global Literacy, Mastering Digital Literacy and Leading the New Literacies – teachers will be expertly equipped to design instruction in the 21st century classroom.