Media Literacy Games, Tools, and Lessons
There's no doubt about it: Kids and teens are inundated with media messages. Given that it's tough now to even separate their digital lives from their "real" ones, kids are seemingly always plugged in and consuming something that's been created -- and mediated. This makes media literacy more important than ever.
But what is media literacy? While it continues to evolve, at its core media literacy helps students learn to find, consume, and create media critically. It should also help them understand how media is made, who makes it, and for what purposes. A lot of games, tools, and lessons are out there to help students build and practice these essential skills, but not all have kept pace with the changing world. On this list, we've curated those that have and that will help your students build critical and creative skills that will gain them mastery over thinking about and using media.
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