Finding & Evaluating Information
Learn the techniques to critically evaluate reliable information.
Tired of textbooks? Liven up your lessons by including multiple forms of media. Audio, video, images and interactive media can all be great learning tools to teach your core content. In this course, you’ll learn how to use multiple media formats to teach the same topic, and create a lesson plan that brings media into your classroom as an instructional text.
|Develop strategies for connecting media to core content areas||Identify practices for analyzing various forms of media|
|Understand how to find and integrate relevant media into your lessons.||Learn how to practice “deep looking” when analyzing a media text.|
|Understand transmedia as a form of constructing and understanding stories||Design a lesson plan that integrates several forms of media|
|Explore how learning can happen on the same topic across media formats.||Create a lesson plan to bring multiple media formats into your classroom as instructional text.|
We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis 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.