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Visiting Students Research Guide: Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom

Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom

Key Terms

Key Terms

Media Literacy  the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. Media Literate  and Critical Media Consumers are better able to understand the complex messages we receive from television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, video games, music, and all other forms of  media.

Misinformation false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead

Disinformation deliberately misleading or biased information; manipulated narrative or facts; propaganda: 

Infodemic An excessive amount of information about a problem that is typically unreliable, spreads rapidly, and makes a solution more difficult to achieve.

Media Bias Chart

Media Literacy Video

ACRL Recommended (OERs) Textbooks