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CITL Workshop: Media Literacy, Fake News, and Lehigh

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What is media literacy? According to the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), 

"Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens."

In the CITL workshop held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, librarians and faculty had a conversation about the media literacy and brainstormed ways in which faculty could incorporate teaching media literacy strategies into their curriculum. The chart below, by Vanessa Otero, is one simple tool which can be used to start a conversation in the classroom. For Ms. Otero's rationale behind the creation of this chart, please see her blog at http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com/?p=65 This blog post can also be used to frame a classroom discussion on media literacy.