Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fourth Graders get "media smart!"

Our fourth graders have been learning about the five key questions of media literacy, and were put to work analyzing advertisements in kids' magazines.



We have noticed a variety of techniques advertisers use to capture our attention, and students are getting better at realizing what is going on "behind the scenes" - digital photo alteration, false or exaggerated claims about the effectiveness or health of a product, or catchy words designed to get you spend money.

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