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Media Fluency: A Teacher's Responsibility

Updated: Jul 12, 2021



Educating learners and students on media fluency is important to the educational environment and institutions students are part of due to technology continuously reshaping the way e perceive and learn information alike.

Benefits of teaching media fluency can help students understand how what they learn has an effect on society and the incoming digital age, students can develop critical thinking, identify target audiences and markets, discern between bias or subjective information, and access various multimedia platforms (Crockett, 2021)

When thinking about a teacher's responsibility for their students to develop the skills to become a digital citizen many look at their curriculum and how they can incorporate different mediums into it.


Educators can collaborate with faculty to develop or use existing LMS Learning Management Systems (Knowles, 2018) These tools can be used from LMS systems like

1. Canvas

2. Schoology


Classroom management apps can be used for productive collaboration to help continue engaging learning and performance; these include apps like


1. ClassDojo

2. Plickers

3. Google Classroom

4. Classcraft

5. Schoology


Whether looking for these apps to help balance curriculums, teachers can incorporate new technologies into the lessons for proactive media fluency (Knowles, 2018). These tools can be referred to

1. Kahoot

2. Third party presentation software ( Visme, Canva, Prezi)


References

Crockett, L. W. (2021, May 13). How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try. Retrieved from Wabisabi Learning: https://wabisabilearning.com/blogs/future-fluencies/oncepts-teaching-media-fluency-skills

Knowles, J. (2018, February 13). Model balanced media use by infusing tech into class routines. Retrieved from Common Sense Education : https://www.commonsense.org/education/articles/how-to-help-your-students-build-digital-fluency

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