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 social networks.

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)


How we will use this website

  • As a blog for students & parents (SEE THE MEDIA LITERACY CATEGORY ON THE RIGHT)
  • Posting agendas, plans and links for students during class
  • Publishing student work
  • Links to extension activities for students (SEE THE MEDIA LITERACY STUDENT EXTENSION LINKS ON THE RIGHT)*”Media Literacy” has been included at PS 130 since 2005 through the integration of digital activities and projects in each classroom.  In 2013-2014 we were happy to expand this initiative into a cluster class.