How I Use It
I used this website during a unit that I taught on Common Sense Media. I wanted to give students a look at how advertising is all around them, even if they may not notice. I think that this website is a good idea but not a great execution. I think this website is a good way to introduce the concept of some media literacy vocabulary but as a further application tool it falls a little short.
Before having the students work on this site, I sent away for the resources that they offer. I received bookmarks, handouts for families, and a couple of lessons that go along with the site. The resources came pretty quickly. Some important things are missing for me with this site. While there is a lot of student interaction with the game, all of the questions are multiple choice and the answers are pretty basic. The game does a good job with the basic vocabulary. This site does not allow students the option of a deeper kind of thinking. The game is a little hard to control with the buttons used on the keypad.