Building Digital Media Literacy Skills

Media literacy is a skill we work to build in students to develop good habits around finding authentic and credible sources.  Since media has now expanded to include all electronic or digital media, we talk about digital media literacy as a skill that “builds upon the foundation of traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading and writing and empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens” (NAMLE).

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) has some great resources for parents, students and teachers to use when building digital media literacy skills.

One protocol in use to help support examining authenticity and credibility is the RAVEN protocol.

Want to give it a try? Take a look at this article from Psychology Today and apply the RAVEN protocol to test for credibility.

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