Bringing Digital Media into the Classroom
This last semester (Fall 2010) I took the class EDCT 559 at Sonoma State as an elective for my Master's degree in Reading and Language Arts. This class focused on defining Media Literacy based on three main views, the importance of integrating Media Literacy into the classroom and practical applications for the classroom. This spicynode was the visual outlining my final project which sought to integrate technology into the writing section of each Read180 workshop. My goal is to put technology in the hands of my struggling students to provide them with an authentic audience and teach them basic computer literacy skills.
I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about taking some graduate level classes. While this class is is part of the Education & Technology track, any teacher in any discipline needs to take some sort of Media Literacy course. This is the future of education, as it is a part of society today.