Last week, in celebration of Media Literacy Week, I was (via Skype) part of an event held in Winnipeg and organized by ManAce. The organizers planned a packed evening, beginning with four presenters from different parts of Canada who worked with a wide variety of students (I was the token primary representative) and followed by a panel discussion. Each of the four initial presenters had five minutes to present their point of view, followed by questions.
Because I wanted to include student voices in my presentation, I used a video for part of what I wanted to say. In making the video, I was inspired by the great video that the organizers of the event had made–it started me thinking about what media literacy looks like in a primary classroom.
Through the magic of Slideshare, my video is part of my slides below. Can primary students be media literate? You betcha!