Kids to learn the importance of being inclusive online for Media Literacy Week 2017 OTTAWA – MediaSmarts, Canada’s leading centre for digital and media literacy, and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today announced this year’s Media Literacy Week, to be held Nov. 6 to 10, will focus on diversity and inclusion online for children and…

Teens learn new digital skills for making and creating  at Media Literacy Week launch OTTAWA…. The 11th annual Media Literacy Week kicked off today in Ottawa with students from across Canada coming together to learn new digital media production skills. The event, held at the Canadian Museum of Nature, was hosted by MediaSmarts and the…

  Education Minister to Proclaim Media Literacy Week in Manitoba Costumed students make their own “monsters” with makerspace technology For immediate release: October 28, 2016 Media Advisory Who:     The Honourable Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training; Norm Gould, President of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society; Ted Fransen, Superintendent, Pembina Trails School Division; Julie Fisher, Board…

Bringing Media-Making to the Classroom: PUPPETS COOL! By Steve Schnier, founder of PUPPETS COOL! Now in our fifth year, PUPPETS COOL! is a Canadian series of media literacy workshops that is created, owned and operated by a media industry professional. Based in the Greater Toronto Area and covering most of Southern Ontario, we never send…

Centering Youth Voice at #HerDigitalVisions by Megan Ryland, Program Coordinator, #HerDigitalVisions It is easy to get caught up in the swirling world of digital media these days. There is always something new to watch, learn about, or analyze. Media and digital literacy are tools that need constant sharpening in this landscape. By extension, this means that creating…

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre celebrates Media Literacy Week In honour of the 11th Annual National Media Literacy Week (October 31 to November 4, 2016), the Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre will be hosting a series of events, tours, workshops and panel discussions. See schedule of events below. Operating since 1990,…

By Dr. Sameer Hinduja of the Cyberbullying Research Centre Content reposted with permission – original article from Cyberbullying.org It is easy for many adults – whether educators or parents – to focus on the negatives of social media in the lives of teens today. This is understandable, because they are the ones who have to…

How an engineering student and a communications student at the University of Ottawa were able to combine their skill sets to create a social venture to benefit local youth and communities abroad. By: Jocelyn Courneya The Give Us A Hand Project started in June 2016, when Kristina Djukic and I were both working on our…

Digital Storytelling in the Canadian Classroom by Jessie Curell, Director of Hands On Media Education For the last 13 years I have been designing and delivering a wide variety of digital media workshops for youth and adults in each province and territory of Canada. The  digital age we now find ourselves in has allowed for…

OTTAWA MediaSmarts, Canada’s leading centre for digital and media literacy and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), today announced this year’s theme for Media Literacy Week, from Oct.  31 to Nov. 4, will focus on hands-on media creation for children and teens. “Makers and Creators” will celebrate the ways parents and teachers can help young people become…

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