October 21, 2016
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Making and Creating Resources

Looking for educational resources to share with your students or kids? We've got a collection of great resources for both educators and families.

We also have the MediaSmarts Digital Literacy Framework, which includes many resources around the aspect of making and remixing, broken down by grades:

Check out these and the many more coming during Media Literacy Week!

YTV Featuring Media Literacy Week

YTV, part of Corus Entertainment, is going to be running a series of Media Literacy Week-themed programming, including features on their popular segment The Zone! Look for segments about making and creating, including friends from our collaborators at YouTube.

YTV and Corus are also hosting students to participate in a Maker Kids workshop, a tour of The Zone, and other behind-the-scenes learning. Thanks, YTV!

Teacher Feature: David Grant

Called a "disruptive technology" by his former principal, David Grant, from Crescent School in Toronto, believes in the effectiveness of hands-on learning, particularly through robotics. He has brought a whole new approach to teaching and learning to his school.

Learn more about David and what makes him a remarkable teacher!

Playful Thinking

Join this panel of gaming experts hosted by The Games Institute on Monday, October 31, from 12-1 PM Eastern Time as they discuss the social, political, cultural, and pedagogical role of games and play in the 21stcentury. Topics include studying, creating, and critiquing games and the importance of play in developing critical thinking and digital literacy skills.

Find more information and watch the livestream at immerse.network/medialiteracy2016

Collaborator Highlight: BYTE

BYTE is a ‘by youth, for youth’ organization that focuses on empowering and promoting youth throughout the Yukon, areas of northern BC, and NWT, to deliver innovative and relevant workshops to northern youth. They also host events and conferences in Whitehorse that foster creativity and culture. Everything they do is about helping youth to develop confidence, skills, openness, and a sense of belonging.

Learn more about BYTE, one of the many outstanding collaborators with MLW 2016!

De-Coding Horror Update

There's been a slight change of format and timing for De-Coding Horror:

With the goal to provide educators with the most Halloween ready and comprehensive resource to enrich classroom conversation, De-Coding Horror has now changed from a live-stream conversation to an online resource featuring an exclusive Media Literacy Week pre-recorded conversation with genre expert, Dr. Barry Keith Grant of Brock University. Along with teacher-ready lesson plans, Dr. Grant is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and he has won numerous awards including the national Outstanding Academic Award of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Developed and hosted by Anthony Perrotta of Chaminade College School in Toronto, all classroom ready resources will be ready for teacher access on Sunday October 30 at 9:00am.

Visit http://www.decodinghorror.wordpress.com for more details.

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