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ERIC Number: EJ754799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Media Literacy and Learning
Lacina, Jan
Childhood Education, v82 n2 p118 Win 2005
Technology affects education at all levels. Children are naturals at using technology. They use technology in all aspects of their lives; for that reason, it is imperative that teachers not only keep up with the latest technology, but also find ways to integrate technology, including the media, into classroom instruction. Media literacy is a multiple literacy that includes informational literacy, computer literacy, film and video literacy, and cultural literacy. In the past, teachers used books as their primary (sometimes, only) communication medium; today, however, many teachers are taking note of diverse forms of literacy in order to connect classroom instruction to students' lives outside the classroom. This column addresses the benefits of media literacy and strategies teachers can use to connect students' background knowledge to school literacy instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A