Kathy Dunlap, one of the participants in my digital storytelling workshop this evening, directed me to Frank Baker’s website Media Literacy Clearinghouse: critical thinking about media messages. The site definitely has a wealth of resources related to media literacy. I applaud the goal of the site, stated on the “Math In the Media” page as:
…also designed to help young people become more “media literate.” To be media literate is to understand the role and impact of media in our lives. Media literacy is involved with understanding how media are produced. It includes the decision making process of the media producer. It also involves asking questions about the source and reliability of information and mass media messages. One of the KEY CONCEPTS OF MEDIA LITERACY is that media are businesses, designed to make profits.
â€¢ 85% of Parents say the Internet is the most risky for kids compared to 13% for TV
â€¢ 91% of Parents say that the Internet helps their kids explore things theyâ€™re passionate about
â€¢ 77% of Parents say they see the Internet as an important tool to help their kids learn
â€¢ 80% of Parents worry about predators in their kidsâ€™ Internet use
â€¢ 76% of Parents say they would like to make the Internet a safer place for kids
â€¢ 83% of Parents say There is no excuse for not knowing enough about the Internet to protect your kids or teens
â€¢ 88% of parents think itâ€™s more important to know what their kids are doing online than to respect their kidsâ€™ privacy
â€¢ 87% of parents seek out information about their kidsâ€™ Internet use a few times a month
These resources look great, but I was in for a surprise when I clicked the link for “Frank’s Blog.” I looked for a feed, tried to subscribe with Bloglines, and guess what? There doesn’t appear to be a feed!
So I have some apparent news for Frank: A website without an RSS or ATOM feed (a web feed) is not a blog! You can call it a blog by putting that title at the top, you can even update it every day, but if it doesn’t have a feed– it’s not a blog!
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