Overview

Living in an Online World: Turning Digital Natives into Savvy Users (Grades 7-12)
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Living in an Online World: Turning Digital Natives into Savvy Users (Grades 7-12)

Media Literacy provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms. Media literate individuals understand the role of media in society and have the skills to question the media they encounter so that they can be careful information consumers. This workshop helps middle and high school teachers support their students in an information-rich, online world. We will examine information overload and discuss student awareness (or lack of awareness) of their online skills. The workshop will consider current social media and news gathering trends for adolescents. It will provide practical lessons that can be included alongside traditional class content to encourage media literacy and student reflection on their information gathering.

Instructor Bios

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Living in an Online World: Turning Digital Natives into Savvy Users (Grades 7-12)

  • Melissa Mannon

    Melissa Mannon

    Ms. Mannon is currently the certified Library Media Specialist at Goffstown High School. She is also a certified Technology Integrator. She has worked in the field of library and information sciences for 25 years, formerly running her own archives consulting firm, and working in public libraries and museums in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Ms. Mannon holds a Master’s Degree in library science from Simmons College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University. She has a passion for teaching information literacy skills, aiming to help students wade through the overabundance of information to think critically and responsibly. Ms. Mannon has written several books and articles on varied information topics. Her most recent publication is a collaborative chapter for Elsevier Publishing entitled “The New Hampshire Human Library Project: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges by Engaging Communities of Learners.”

03:00pm - 06:00pm
Manchester Campus, 88 Commercial St.
Melissa Mannon
169.00 Tuition (includes lunch)
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