Media Literacy Twitter Chat

Tonight I participated in a live chat on Twitter surrounding integrating Media Literacy with Social Studies education. This chat was lead by Renee Hobbs, author of Discovering Media Literacy: Teaching Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School. I read this book last quarter and dove into teaching media literacy in my classroom. I've followed her … Continue reading Media Literacy Twitter Chat


Image Layering

One of the "makes" that I found in the make bank was a practice in layering images and seeing the differences created by the layers. I chose to commemorate this snow day by layering four different filters on top of an image of the view outside a window. The original picture is below. I wanted … Continue reading Image Layering

Participatory Culture

This week I've been thinking a lot about participatory culture surrounding digital literacies. The article "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century" defines participatory culture as "a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of … Continue reading Participatory Culture