This short clip emphasises the importance of educating young children on what they see on the internet and in mass media through a satirical look at well known companies promoting their seemingly environmentally friendly image. As young children are being increasingly exposed to internet and media content at a young age where their minds and thoughts are easily moulded and we as teachers, must make explicit to students that they shouldn’t be taking everything they see online or on television at first glance. As continuous learners ourselves, we must also be cautious when selecting media resources and content used in the classroom to ensure our students are still being exposed to quality “new literature” and are aware of the underlying meaning and ways issues are subjectively depicted in the media.
Coming up… more on “New Literacies” in my following post.
– MR. QUAN