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Digital Literacy 101: New Media Tools and Techniques

This prezi will look at the 'language' of media and how meaning can be constructed through the composition of sound, image and text, as well as some easy and free tools available to create and publish digital media.
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Transcript of Digital Literacy 101: New Media Tools and Techniques

What is media literacy?
Why is media literacy important? Media Literacy includes such topics as:
online safety and electronic privacy
ethical use of media and information,
authenticating and evaluating information
marketing to young people
critical thinking approaches to Internet use Basic Technical Skills
Engagement
Accessibility Digital Literacy Implies:
the skills and knowledge to access and use a variety of digital media software applications and hardware devices, such as a computer, a mobile phone, and Internet technology 
 the ability to critically understand digital media content and applications 
 the knowledge and capacity to create with digital technology.  Contextualise, Manage & Evaluate Information Communicate, Adapt, Contribute Actively, Collaborate Online Safety and Privacy
Evaluating authenticity
Thinking critically
Rights & Responsibilities
Digital Copyright
etc. To decode the messages that are constantly being
bombarded at us in our media saturated world.

To create media for our own needs; to express
ourselves, to document an event or situation, to inform
others.

To help us to feel more connected by sharing our media creations. Use Understand Create Google Docs
Google Voice
Google RealTime Visual Thesaurus
http://visualthesaurus.com/ BLOGS
www.wordpress.com
www.blogspot.com
www.tumblr.com
PHOTO/VIDEO
www.pixelpost.com
www.qik.com
MICROBLOGGING
www.twitter.com http://www.michaeljang.info/ http://www.opensourcecinema.org/ Digital literacy gives citizens the adaptive abilities they 
need to participate fully in the global digital society,
allowing them to benefit from the digital economy and 
derive new opportunities for employment, innovation,
creative expression, and social inclusion.
-Paraphrased from "Digital Literacy in Canada: From Inclusion to Transformation" (2010) http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/corporate/media_kit/digital_literacy_paper_pdf/digitalliteracypaper.pdf How You Can Use Digital Media

• Develop projects and activities
• Group building
• Chronicling a series of events, a
personal history, a timeline
• Promotion for your organization or group
• Campaign for social change
• Public Service Announcement
• Publicity for an event RSS Feeds
Tagging
Geolocation
Sharing & Viral Marketing

Creating a community SEARCH ENGINES
http://wolframalpha.com/
http://oamos.com
http://ixquick.com Photo Editors
http://gimp.org
Online Editors
http://pixlr.com/
http://aviary.com/ Podcasting
http://podomatic.com
http://soundcloud.com

Sound Editing Software
Audacity (Windows)
Ardour (Mac) Screencasting:
http://screenr.com/
Presentation Tools
http://slideshare.net
http://prezi.com VIDEO Communities
http://stroome.com/
http://korsakow.org/
Online Editors
http://kaltura.com/
http://jaycut.com/ Free and Open Source Software Kits
http://openoffice.org
http://ubuntu.com
NGO-in-a-box
http://security.ngoinabox.org/ Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders
http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/esecman CitizenShift!
Encouraging citizen participation through media
www.citizenshift.org
www.parolecitoyenne.org Parker Mah
Workshop Coordinator
CitizenShift / Parole citoyenne
514-934-5999, ext. 223
workshops@citizenshift.org

CitizenShift: http://citizenshift.org
Parole Citoyenne: http://parolecitoyenne.org "Practical skills form the foundation for the development of higher-level digital literacy skills that move users beyond participation in the digital economy towards the transformative areas of innovation, constructive social 
action, and critical and creative thinking." Barriers to Digital Literacy
Age Misconceptions
Socio-Economic factors
Language
Geography TOOLS
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