Media Literacy in 8th Grade

At Journey we are using Common Sense Media’s curriculum to help our middle school students extend well-cultivated behavioral skills into cyberspace. This curriculum, which emphasizes critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making, can be taught completely without technology (which is a good thing, considering we have none!). We are hoping that the result of introducing “digital literacy” in this manner will be a school-wide sense of comfort about allowing students to use the “tools” in 7th and 8th grade because they’ve (hopefully!) learned how to use these powerful technologies wisely.

We look forward to keeping you informed about our upcoming 8th grade Media Literacy Curriculum!

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