Media Literacy (Tech)

Hopes & Dreams in Grade 2
Students use iMovie to share their hopes and dreams.

Media literacy EXPANDS traditional literacy to include reading and writing in new forms like online text, digital video production, coding and all of the ways we interact with others online.

Our primary goals for the Media Literacy Cluster* are to teach students age-appropriate digital skills, and then engage those skills through activities, projects, critical analysis of media texts, and research connected to content from the Common Core-based K-5 curriculum.

How we design our Curriculum

We are creating the curriculum to balance student learning of:
  • Technical Computer skills (keyboarding, word processing, coding, image & video editing, online presentation software)
  • Media Literacy (becoming a digital author, research skills, effective communication of information & points of view through creating and presenting media messages)
  • Digital citizenship (internet safety, responsible computer use, fair use)
  • Content from the core curriculum enhanced by digital media (like social studies projects)