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BSI Media Literacy Planning by Mind Map: BSI Media Literacy Planning
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BSI Media Literacy Planning

What's Media Literacy?


Media literacy provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms — from digital text to web-based multimedia. It builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and creative self-expression necessary for citizens of a 21st century democracy. ed tech (aka digital literacy) = learning to use digital tools & discreet skills media literacy = critical thinking related to how those tools can be applied by a lifelong learner/active citizen (global reach, self-publishing in variety of forms, social networking, synthesizing info we get from all the media sources we consume, point of view, etc.) (includes terms: info literacy, 21st century literacy, etc.)

why Rhys is so jazzed-up about it

project examples

BSI ML Video

the PSA, 334's documentary, BSI recycling (Xtranormal + iMovie), Custom Google Map (3rd Grade)

tools review, iMovie, (BSI recycling), Custom Google Maps, Google Docs, Sites, Blogs, Blogger (Digital Portfolios, Seth Low Website, Peer editing in docs...), Your class websites: sharing student work, blogging etc., Jing Screencasts,,, (this graphic organizer), Smart Notebook (Bonnie's morning meeting video), and many more..., Wallwisher

Media Literacy Core Concepts (follow along in your planners)


group 1: What role does media literacy play in your life?

group 2: If you think these concepts are important to teach, why? If not, why not?

group 3: What are some strategies for how teachers can develop students' media literacy within a traditional curriculum.

share out in the Google Doc


1 laptop per grade team

Log in to Google Apps (start at

update on the school website

Open Google Docs (click "Documents" at top of page)

Open "Collections Shared with me" on the left side

Expand that folder with the arrow on the left

Click the BSI Curriculum Folder (a.k.a. "Collection"

Find your grade level Folder

Open your grade's Digital Media Planner document

help your neighbor

pac man

Rhys demo's how to leave a comment in Google Docs

Insert + Comment

OR on keyboard: Command+Option+M

Everyone try it

How it fits in your plans this year

Open your planners

Rhys & Nicole summarize each grades plans to date (referring to the Digital Media Planners you each have)

Group work

goal: get a strong sense of where you are going with your first projects/activities, timelines, class management, tools involved, how it enhances your current teaching goals

goal: note things you'd like to try (tools, concepts to integrate, audiences to reach)

goal: get a feel for how media literacy, digital skills might enhance the teaching of your essential questions and standards

Share out & Feedback

share what your grade level is going to try

get feedback and ideas from the crowd