A timely guide aimed at teachers and students, featuring advice on how to promote the skills to access, understand, question, critically analyse and evaluate digital media. It is important that we understand the news media environment and our engagement with it, in all of its factual, social and ethical dimensions. How is fake news spread, and how can you detect it? What sources should you trust, and why?
What does it mean to be media literate in today's world? How are we transformed by the many media infrastructures around us? We are immersed in a world mediated by information and communication technologies (ICTs). From hardware like smartphones, smartwatches, and home assistants to software like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, our lives have become a complex, interconnected network of relations. Scholarship on media literacy has tended to focus on developing the skills to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media messages without considering or weighing the impact of the technological medium-how it enables and constrains both messages and media users.
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Gale Opposing ViewpointsCovers pro/con issues in a variety of formats including peer reviewed articles, viewpoint articles, topic overviews, magazine articles, newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, podcasts, and links to websites.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.