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Media Technology & Literacy Skills
Transcript of Media Technology & Literacy Skills
Literacy has been growing and evolving for some time. The reasons for this growth have changed over the years, but the ever changing world remains a constant. Today television, movies, social networking, mobile phones, and the Internet are generally thought to promote brain activity, stimulate learning experiences and facilitate knowledge in the minds of today’s youth and adults alike.
With the world’s digital dependence becoming stronger by the day, it is no surprise that technology has contributed to an increase in literacy skills. Communication in today's society is more likely to come via text message or email rather than a phone call and 56% of the world’s population now uses some form of social media to stay in touch with friends and family (Manaligod). Also, students now have the ability to attend classes online and teachers are able to effortlessly share and receive information on the fly.
It is clear to see that in today’s world we have plenty of opportunity to expand our literacy and knowledge by using social networks, texting, television, and other interactive technologies to enhance people’s lives as they collaborate, create, learn, work, and play.
Digital media including public television programming, can support early literacy skills when thoughtfully integrated with teacher-led interactive activities.
"Ready to learn initiative"
"Moderate amounts of television viewing were found to be beneficial for reading"
Children who are fluent at text messaging have better literacy skills.
"Text use was actually driving the development of phonological awareness and reading skills in children."
Researchers Say the Social Web Improves Kids' Literacy
"The more forms of communications children use the stronger their core literary skills."
Increased amount of activities – such as taking college classes, monitoring chronic medical conditions, renewing your driver’s license, tracking your child’s school assignments – are now commonly conducted online.
"Blogs are linked to young people’s more positive attitudes to writing."
Children's television suggests that preschool programs can facilitate
literacy and language development
Closed Captioned TV: A resource
for ESL Literacy education.
Television is a useful educational tool if used correctly and in moderation.
“We are now starting to see consistent evidence that children’s use of text message abbreviations has a positive impact on their spelling skills."
The use of “textisms” can improve literacy by providing extra exposure to word composition outside the school day,
■Kids should be encouraged to write blogs and
use social networking sites to improve
literacy levels and encourage them
to engage in writing.
56% of youth who had a blog or profile on a social networking site reported to be confident in their writing ability.
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers
Lord David Puttnam
High-speed internet access and online skills are not only necessary for seeking applying for, and getting today's jobs, but also to take advantage of the growing educational, civic, and health care advantage spurred by broadband.
The Future of Learning
David Puttnam explaining how technology is essential to the future of education.
(Children Who Regularly Text )
(Interesting Facts About Television And Education)
(Researchers Say the Social Web Improves Kids)
(Derek E. Baird)
(Department of Commerce)
(Blogs Improve Young People's Confidence and Writing Skills)