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…

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…

Talking to Industry about Respect in a Digital World: A Webinar 8pm EST Link: https://plus.google.com/events/cblq9bctohne5sjiq0a5fli8qm8 Media Literacy Week in Canada celebrates its 10th year this week. NAMLE and Media Smarts are partnering once again on a webinar exploring the theme of the Canadian Media Literacy Week; Respect in a Digital World. This webinar will be…

By Laurie Azzi Laurie Azzi is a Grade 6 teacher and Special Education specialist from Ottawa. After noticing her class actively tweeting, we decided to talk to her and find out more about the value of this tool in the classroom. You can follow her @Laurie_Azzi and her students can be found @MrsAzzi. What brought you to Twitter and your…

Submitted by Andrea Tomkins It’s pretty amazing how tech-savvy kids are nowadays. I like to think I’m a pretty smart mamma but in certain areas my kids have me beat. The TV remote is one of the devices they understand better than I do and don’t even ask me to explain Minecraft. (Perhaps that is…

By Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts We generally think of our kids’ online and offline lives as being two separate things. In reality, they constantly overlap, flowing back and forth face-to-face in the schoolyard and through texts and social networks at home.  But on the Internet there are lots of moral and ethical choices…

by Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts As the Internet has become more and more central to our lives, our online and offline identities have become less and less separate. Where the Internet was once a place where nobody knew we were dogs and we lived Second Lives as customizable avatars, today we mostly surf…

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