The Pandemic and the Media, 40 more Ideas, and more!

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*AML Director Chelsea Attwell has published her innovative media literacy research in the Journal of Sustainability Education (May 4, 2020). This article outlines creative ways to provide a cross-curricular learning experience at the Primary level. The article asks, “How might students connect with environmental citizenship in authentic ways through media literacy experiences?”

*AML Director Diana Maliszewski is musing on her latest favorite videogame, Animal Crossing New Horizons

*We’ve done it again! A ’40 Ideas’ blogpost! This one offers ‘40 Ideas for Media Literacy at Home‘ for the COVID shut-ins. It will last the entire lockdown period and far beyond!

*Helping Children Through the Pandemic from Glenys Vivian, teacher with Ontario’s York Region District School Board, is posted on our Media Literate Parenting page and our Blog page.

*How does a virus go viral? Read Neil Andersen’s fascinating ongoing diary of his classroom inquiry project into the spinning of COVID19. Imagine how you might build a similar experience with your students, regardless of the grade level or subject area.

*DigCit Virtual Meetup Toronto convened April 18, where our own Diana Maliszewski and Chelsea Attwell led a half hour workshop, “Digital Agency Through Media Literacy”. Watch it here. Diana and Chelsea appear at 1:37:29.

*The ILC’s EMS3O is available now! Media Studies online course 24/7! TVOntario is now offering free access to all grades 9-12 online English or French courses. EMS30 is the Grade 11 Open course that builds critical thinking about media environments, texts, and technologies – best experienced on a desktop computer.

*MIL clicks is GAPMIL’s (Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy) media literacy project. They are offering a series of webinars on responding to the pandemic.

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