Constructing Media Messages
Learn the basic processes of how producers make media.
Think of the internet as a public place we access through phones, tablets and computers. When we take students into public places, we are responsible for their safety and well-being. But that doesn’t mean we keep them confined to our classrooms. We venture beyond school grounds, physically or virtually, to enrich our students’ lives, broaden their perspectives and connect learning to the wider world.
In this course, learn how to support your students’ safety and privacy online so their virtual explorations are rewarding and relevant.
You’ll also complete almost all the submission requirements to earn two PBS media literacy micro-credentials. (See Next Steps at the end of the course to learn how.)
|Learn about the concepts of safety & privacy in a participatory culture||Learn how to manage privacy settings and terms of service|
|Understand what online safety and privacy look like as both a media consumer and a media producer.||Practice analyzing terms of service and your data settings on social media platforms you use.|
|Practice reading a website’s code of conduct||Design a classroom approach to sharing student work and images|
|Gain experience locating and reading a website’s community guidelines.||Create a code of conduct to use in your classroom, library or learning environment your approach to online privacy and safety.|
We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on Digital Media. Educators can build skills in digital storytelling, data visualization, and critical media use to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills, and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.