15 Media Literacy Week Resources 2018

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In celebration of Media Literacy Week 2018, TEC Center has updated their Media Literacy Week Resources 2017 to include 5 more resources for parents, early childhood educators, and direct service providers serving young children. The list of resources includes definitions, checklists, FAQ’s, and dives deeper into many aspects of media literacy and media literacy education.

Many children have access to technology and digital media and as adults, we must facilitate and support children’s media literacy skills. Read more about media literacy in early childhood in our Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation November 2017 report.

  1. Media Literacy Definitions published by National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
  2. Media Literacy In Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation Report by the TEC Center
  3. Faith Rogow, PhD’s chapter, Media Literacy in Early Childhood Education: Inquiry-based Technology Integration found in Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, Edited by Chip Donohue, PhD (2015)
  4. What is media literacy, and why is it important? by Common Sense Media
  5. NewseumED’s Media Literacy Resources for older children and adolescents
  6. Lisa Guernsey of New America introduces the term “Media Mentor at TEDxMidAtlantic
  7. Video to help Latino Parents become Media Mentors from Common Sense Latino, Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Abriendo Puertas
  8. Developing Habits of Inquiry and Reflection from Project Look Sharp and Insighters Educational Consulting
  9. U of M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Digital Media Guide for Parents
  10. Ask the Mediatrician by Michael Rich
  11. Digital Readiness Gaps written by John Horrigan, published by Pew Research Center
  12. Ten Technology in Early Childhood Policy Statements You Should Know by Jenna Herdzina
  13. 5 Ways The Repeal of Net Neutrality Could Impact Families and Young Children by Jenna Herdzina
  14. 10 Resources for Understanding Net Neutrality by Jenna Herdzina
  15. 5 Tips for Educators and Families with Young Children Using Apple’s iOS 12 Screen Time Settings: Screen Time Settings Monitor More Than Just Time by Tamara Kaldor, Jenna Herdzina, and Alexis Lauricella, PhD
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