Media Literacy

The word list captures essential words in "Media Literacy" from Curriculum 21. As you watch these videos, think in terms of the use of images, music, spoken word and the author's decisions in crafting these texts. Who is the intended audience? How do the choices made by the writer/author impact the intended audiences?

Amazing is Unity

Science and music

Our place in the cosmos

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  1. subject area
    a branch of knowledge
  2. literacy
    the ability to read and write
  3. interdisciplinary
    drawing from two or more fields of study
  4. experiential
    of or relating to direct observation or participation
  5. medium
    the surrounding environment
  6. digital camera
    a camera that encodes an image digitally and store it for later reproduction
  7. hands-on
    involving active participation
  8. blog
    an online journal where people post about their experiences
  9. curriculum
    an integrated course of academic studies
  10. iPod
    (trademark) a pocket-sized device used to play music files
  11. evaluate
    estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
  12. literate
    able to read and write
  13. digital
    relating to or performed with the fingers
  14. assimilate
    make alike
  15. proficient
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  16. ethical
    conforming to accepted standards of social behavior
  17. emerging
    coming into existence
  18. retention
    the act of keeping something
  19. 21st
    coming next after the twentieth in position
  20. embed
    fix or set securely or deeply
  21. reflective
    capable of physically throwing back light or sound
  22. manipulation
    exerting shrewd or devious influence for one's own advantage
  23. teaching
    the activities of educating or instructing
  24. cooperative
    involving the joint activity of two or more
  25. learning
    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  26. math
    a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
  27. foster
    providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties
  28. Education
    the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  29. values
    beliefs of a group in which they have emotional investment
  30. classroom
    a room in a school where lessons take place
  31. component
    one of the individual parts making up a larger entity
  32. creation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  33. partnership
    a cooperative relationship between people or groups
  34. professional
    of or relating to or suitable as an occupation
  35. propaganda
    information that is spread to promote some cause
  36. skill
    an ability that has been acquired by training
  37. photo
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  38. online
    connected to a computer network or accessible by computer
  39. engage
    consume all of one's attention or time
  40. interpret
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
  41. technology
    the practical application of science to commerce or industry
  42. access
    the right to enter
  43. embrace
    squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
  44. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
  45. arts
    studies intended to provide general knowledge and skills
  46. elements
    violent or severe weather
  47. inquiry
    an instance of questioning
  48. text
    the words of something written
  49. characteristic
    typical or distinctive
  50. image
    a visual representation produced on a surface
  51. risk
    a source of danger
  52. production
    the act or process of making something
  53. development
    a process in which something passes to a different stage
  54. teacher
    a person whose occupation is instructing
  55. area
    the extent of a two-dimensional surface within a boundary
  56. reading
    written material intended to be read
  57. style
    how something is done or how it happens
  58. science
    a branch of study or knowledge involving the observation, investigation, and discovery of general laws or truths that can be tested systematically
  59. health
    the general condition of body and mind
  60. individual
    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  61. writing
    symbols imprinted on a surface to represent sounds or words
  62. youth
    a person who is not yet old
  63. thinking
    endowed with the capacity to reason
  64. living
    pertaining to living persons
  65. art
    the creation of beautiful or significant things
  66. English
    of or relating to England or its culture or people
  67. subject
    some situation or event that is thought about
  68. school
    an educational institution
  69. read
    look at and say out loud something written or printed
  70. hands
    guardianship over
  71. why
    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
Created on May 6, 2010 (updated May 10, 2010)

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