Media and Collaboration Fluency

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Media and Collaboration Fluency by Mind Map: Media and Collaboration Fluency

1. Media Fluency "Students today need to be able to communicate as effectively in graphical formats as we were taught to communicate with text". -Crockett, 2011

1.1. One way to incorporate media fluency in kindergarten is to model the use of apps and websites consistently in order for students to feel comfortable using them. Media fluency can be exemplified by asking students to create posters, writing, pictures or videos through platforms such as Seesaw.

1.1.1. Media fluency can also be enhanced by viewing educational media such as BrainpopJr, National Geopgraphic Kids and other related media. Medias such as these are able to communicate messages in powerful ways.

2. Collaboration Fluency "Working proficiency characterized by the unconscious ability to work cooperatively with both real and virtual partners in both physical and virtual environments to solve real and simulated problems."-Crockett, 2011

2.1. Now more than ever students are able to work together in real and virtual environments on learning. In order to do this, students must first become effective communicators.

2.1.1. Helping students to become effective communicators starts with modeling in both physical and virtual environments. Lessons and activities that incorporate group work allow students to work on collaboration fluency. Students are taught to establish roles and responsibilities in a team manner. In physical environments this can be seen through play workshop, group crafts and recess. The physical collaboration allows kindergarten students to work towards virtual collaboration as they have schema to build upon.

3. Reference Crockett, L., Jukes, I., & Churches, A. (2011). Literacy is not enough: 21st–century fluencies for the digital age. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Wabisabi Learning. (2020). How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try. Retrieved from How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try