Media Literacy-Kelly Pearce

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 I am so excited to be your media literacy teacher at Lincoln Middle School!
You can reach me at 892-1100 (extension 315) or kelly.pearce@rrps.net.

I look forward to meeting all of you on the first day of school:
Tuesday, August 15.
(ROOM 315)

COURSE OBJECTIVE: In the technology-saturated 21st Century, students need to read a variety of types of media. In this elective course, students will learn how to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media, and better understand the complex messages we receive from television and newspapers, as well as internet, video games and music. Students will explore journalism-related topics, and write articles for the Lincoln Middle School Leopards Roar newspaper. 

SUPPLIES: 
Our classroom is a computer lab, so we will create a digital notebook. But, please bring your school agenda and writing instruments to class.

TOPICS:

  • History of Media/5 Media Literacy Questions
  • Fake News vs. Real News
  • Feature Writing and Editorial Writing
  • Social Media
  • Advertisements
  • Images
  • Television Shows and Movies
  • Radio and Music
  • Editorial Cartoons
  • Video Games

MEDIA LITERACY QUESTIONS:

  • Who created the message?
  • What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
  • How might different people understand this message differently than me?
  • What lifestyles, values and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
  • Why is this message being sent?

Standards and Skills

  • The National Association for Media Literacy Education believes that media literacy education — the process of teaching how to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and communicate using media in all of its forms — supports many of the most challenging goals of the Common Core State Standards.

Policies and Expectations

  • Grades are comprised of 40 percent classwork and 60 percent assessments. They will reflect mastery of content, and students will have opportunities to improve grades.
  • There will be an average of two assignments graded per week, with at least three assessments during the semester. There will be a culminating project at the end to celebrate our learning.
  • Students should check their grades in PowerSchool on a consistent basis, so that they are invested in their education.
  • Those who are absent are responsible for finding out what they missed and making up any assignments.
  • Please read the student agenda, and follow our district and school behavior expectations.

Use of Computers

  • No food in the classroom. Water bottles are welcome, but should be kept on the floor, away from the computers.
  • Look at your computer carefully when you arrive each day. If there is a problem, report it immediately.
  • Respect all technology.
  • Use your own login.
  • Be respectful and responsible when participating in online discussions.
  • Make sure you read carefully and sign the RRPS Rules of Appropriate Use of Technology in the student agenda.
  • NOTE: In order for families to know what we are studying, please accept the invitation you receive from Google Classroom via email. It may arrive in your spam folder.