Category: Media Literacy

Why Teach Consumer Awareness?

Do you teach consumer awareness lessons? No matter who you are and where you live, you are a consumer.  As consumers, our lives are full of choices – which brand to buy, where to shop, what to eat, and even how much is reasonable to pay for something. These are

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Middle School Podcast Lessons

Have you ever thought about using middle school podcast lessons in your classroom? Podcasts are a fantastic way to cover your curriculum standards and engage your students.  These middle school podcast lessons are based on short non-fiction podcast segments that discuss issues related to shopping, the economy, trends and marketing.

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Why You Should Use Podcasts In Middle School?

Podcasts are a fantastic way to consume information and get free entertainment. I love using podcasts in middle school. Students like lesson variety and using podcasts provides an additional way of getting information. Why Should You Use Podcasts in Middle School? They are short pieces of content. They are not

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Media literacy is a key component to a balanced literacy program. It is the ability to think critically about the media sources people interact with daily. Read my 5 top reasons why teaching media literacy is important. #medialiteracy #media #balancedliteracy #englishlanguagearts #lessonplans

Why Teach Media Literacy? A Guide For Teachers

Media literacy is a key skill students will need in life to be successful. My top priority in the classroom is helping students learn in a fun and safe environment. I love to integrate mass media sources into my daily lessons. Wait… what? Media literacy is one of the curriculum

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In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Teaching Media Literacy Skills to 21st Century Students

In today’s fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It

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