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More Reflection on Understanding Social Media
November 16, 2009, 10:30 pm
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An illustration for the Kyan blog… 


“What are the new media literacies, and how should teachers and/or schools address these?”.

Well just like your mom and dad taught you manners we need to teach our students about media literacies. It is a part of everyday life, we interact with technology everyday. Students are not just watching and reading what is on the internet they are creating too! This video The New Media Literacies discuss what kind of skills we need to look at.

1. Judgement – we need to talk to students about this, making the right discussions when creating and looking at different technology medias.

2. Negotiation – teaching students to pick the social network groups that work best for them to improve as a learner or to gain further research on a topic.

3. Appropriation – teaching students, what is the right website to look at and what websites might not gives us the right information

4. Play – the best one to learn! this is how to figure out how a site could work. We as teachers can show the basics and let students start the play or learning. 🙂


and so on and so on….there are so many different skills… again I would like to say…Do we need to teach a class? Should this be a mandatory class you take?



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I do agree that the best way for anyone to learn is to play! Thanks for the thought.

Comment by Trisha

Thanks! I think I’m running out of playing time….

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