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ERIC Number: EJ1048982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Media Literacy Is Common Sense: Bridging Common Core Standards with the Media Experiences of Digital Learners
Redmond, Theresa
Middle School Journal, v46 n3 p10-17 Jan 2015
The purpose of this article is to investigate the concept of "texts" and how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) affords teachers opportunities to implement media literacy education, in turn providing developmentally and culturally responsive middle level practice and promoting 21st century skills. This has implications for middle level teachers seeking to meet and move beyond Common Core Standards in ways that extend and expand notions of text while also supporting middle level practice and 21st century skills. The article begins by contextualizing media use by adolescent learners in the 21st century, briefly reporting the time teens spend with media and technology and how the media affects them. This discussion is followed by a brief examination of the Common Core's concept of texts, seeking to define the concept in alignment with research and scholarship on 21st century skills. Perspectives and practice from a case of media literacy instruction is then described, including accounts of teaching and learning activities that integrate a variety of texts. In conclusion, suggestions are offered for connecting Common Core Anchor Standards with responsive and relevant curricula for reaching and teaching middle school students in the 21st century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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