Digiworld interactive game
Digiworld is an interactive curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 and 16, to develop the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the online world in a safer and more enjoyable way. The curriculum features animations, quizzes, downloadable worksheets and an information portal for parents. Developed for Telenor, Digiworld is an international initiative to support young people in developing their digital resilience and to help improve equality of support. The curriculum will soon be available in 12 languages and countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar.
EMELS Media Literacy Tool for Youth Workers
This is a useful tool which includes guidelines and resources to help youth workers develop their own (and other young people with whom they work) media and digital competencies,
Happy Onlife is a game to promote safe and responsible use of the Internet among children and adults. It is a project by Joint Research Centre @European Commission. You can either
download the Happy Online App or play the game online. If you are a teacher uoi can order a free set of game cards from firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Literacy Booster Pack
This collection of resources provided by NewseumED offers tools to tackle eight pressing challenges, from recognising bias and propaganda to leveraging your role as a media contributor. You need to sign up first but once you do, access is free.
Online safety resources
Netsafe which works to support online safety for students in New Zealand launched this collection of resources for Safer Internet Day 2018. On the same page you will also find their very useful Staying Safe Online Guide.
Pinterest on Media Literacy
This Media Literacy page on Pinterest includes 25 different ideas and suggestions for stimulating media literacy in the classroom.
Anne Frank Museum Photos
The Anne Frank museum has released lots of photos that can be freely used in classrooms
EJN 5-point test for hate speech
This infographic has been created by the Ethical Journalists Network (EJN) and although primarily aimed at journalists can also be used by teachers as part of their media literacy activities. The idea behind the infographic is to help navigate through the current media landscape minefield and take into consideration the wider context in which people express themselves. What is important is to focus not just on what is said, but what is intended. It’s not just a matter of law or socially acceptable behaviour; it’s a question of whether speech aims to do others harm, particularly at moments when there is the threat of immediate violence.
MEDEAnet webinar “Conversation with Prof Renee Hobbs”
Prof Renee Hobbs is an internationally recognized authority on digital and media literacy education and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, USA. During this webinar, Prof Hobbs will introduce some of her work and research in the area of media literacy.
This webinar was held on Thursday 5 December, 4pm CET and attended by 26 particpants from 9 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/conversation-with-prof-renee-ho...
MEDEAnet webinar “Researching Media Literacy in Europe”
Several large scale studies have been carried out in recent years into the topic of media and film literacy in Europe. This webinar highlights a number pointing to their main findings, conclusions and recommendations. Studies discussed include the one carried out by the EMEDUS (European Media Literacy Education Study) project team, which will be presented by project manager José Manuel Pérez Tornero and Laura Cervi, from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain. Further on MEDEAnet partners Nicoleta Fotiade (ActiveWatch, Romania) and Sofia Papadimitriou (Educational RadioTelevision of Ministry of Education, Greece) highlight the main findings in the report: "Charting Media and Learning in Europe" produced by the MEDEAnet team, which will report specifically in its second year on the extent to which media literacy is incorporated into curriculum design for compulsory level education and to charting organisations actively engaged in this process and examples of good practice.
This webinar was held on 28 November, 4-5 pm CET and attended by 27 participants from 11 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/researching-media-literacy-in-e...