Remixing Media in the Classroom

This week's readings focused on the many uses of remixing video in the classroom. I appreciated that this tool was created with the mindset of allowing students to think critically about propaganda while also keeping them engaged. Yes, we could have students look at advertisements and write about the messages within the ads. However, showing … Continue reading Remixing Media in the Classroom


Discovering Media Literacy – Part 2

The second section of Discovering Media Literacy: Teaching Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School focused on media literacy work with intermediate students. This was immediately intriguing to me as a fifth grade teacher. I appreciate reading a book that is so focused on media in elementary schools, as I often feel like a lot … Continue reading Discovering Media Literacy – Part 2

Making a Model

This week I was able to experiment with manipulating an image using a Photoshop software. I chose to work with GIMP - a free, online software. I chose this program because it was free and available to anyone. When reading NOVA's article, Fake or Real?, I saw the difference that high-end software can make when … Continue reading Making a Model