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6 September - 12 September What is media?

After taking the variety of polls in class, watching a brief video, and discussion, provide a clear definition of what YOU think media is (i.e. In your own words, not from an online dictionary). Why is it important to be "media literate" in our contemporary society? How does the media shape and ...

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13 September - 19 September Media Literacy Response no.1:Urban vs. Rural Settings on Television OR How School Shootings Catch On (STUDENT CHOICE)

Read ONE of the attached articles below, then respond to the respective questions in a carefully written paragraph of at least 150 words. 

ARTICLE ONE:Why does geography on television not match real life? And does it matter? Identify a show or series you are currently watching on television or ...

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27 September - 3 October Media Literacy Response no.2:Will Technology Make My Kid Fat, Dumb, and Mean? OR Video games: The Olympic event of the future? (STUDENT CHOICE)

Read ONE of the attached articles below, then respond to the respective questions in a carefully written paragraph of at least 150 words.

ARTICLE ONE: Comment on the six myths/rumors that the author is trying to dispel in her article. Do the six myths/rumors have any validity from your experience?...

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18 October - 24 October Media Literacy Response no.3: The Changing Face of Poetry

Poetry, both spoken and written, is one of our oldest forms of media. From the earliest tales of "Beowulf" to Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" to the sonnets of William Shakespeare and onwards to modern day artists such as those we see below, poetry has given us a message about our world...

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1 November - 7 November Media Literacy Response no.4: Communications on mobile OR Emojis in the dictionary?

Read ONE of the attached articles below, then respond to the respective questions in a carefully written paragraph of at least 150 words.

ARTICLE ONE: Study the attached infographic on "Workplace Communication" by Grammarly.com. What are some of the most common errors people make when messaging on...

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15 November - 21 November Media Literacy Response no.5: The IAT and our biases OR Discipline disparities in public schools

Do you have any implicit biases? All human beings have at least some, which extend into our thinking and decision making on a daily basis. This bias has implications in our course as the media also contains noticeable biases and omissions. 

Click on the first link below to take Harvard ...

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