Get Media Literate Here!

07 Nov

During this week, MediaSmarts hosted its 9th annual Media Literacy Week. There were various opportunities for students to engage and talk about media literacy and how youth creates with multimedia. Some highlights include:

  • Facebook Canada, the Canadian Teacher’s Federation and MediaSmarts met with high school students from Greater Toronto Area to see what fantastic projects using social networking platforms were being developed and utilized. (See the new app created by one group from Manitoba!). Other teens from across Canada were taking part in the Encounters with Canada program that was live streaming this event.
  • Hands-on workshops were alkso offered and hosted by #FeedtheDeed, Facebook, Canada, Girls Learning Code, Mozilla, National Film Board of Canada and Twitter. Interested in hosting your own? Find out how you can take part here.
  • If you missed out on te events, have no fear since there are some available for online viewing. Check out the events calendar which is running all y.
  • Transforming K-12 Webinar with NAMLE where K-12 leaders and practitioners talk about how they are finding ways to integrate media literacy and youth media into teaching and learning in formal learning environments.
  • Learning from youth media organizations webinar where youth media organizations discuss their experiences engaging youth in media creation.
  • Manitoba students talk about the positive uses of social media to a local radio host.

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