DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY
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Students will learn how to critically evaluate information by identifying and evaluating manipulated content, false context, and clickbait, equipping them with the skills necessary to identify and navigate deceptive online information.
- Suitable for age 12
- 60 minutes + project work
What's in this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- Identify manipulated content (e.g. photoshopped images and edited videos) and distinguish them from genuine ones.
- Recognise false context in digital media and assess their impact on the message being conveyed.
- Evaluate the credibility of clickbait headlines and understand the motivation behind publishing.
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Any digital media content that has been altered, edited, or manipulated in some way in order to deceive or mislead viewers. It can contribute to the spread of false information and conspiracy theories, and can make it difficult for people to distinguish between what is real and what is not.
The use of digital media content, such as images, videos, or audio clips, in a way that misrepresents the original context or intended meaning of the content.
Clickbait refers to online content, such as headlines or thumbnails, that are designed to attract clicks and drive traffic to a particular website or webpage. Clickbait often uses sensational or provocative language or images in order to entice users to click on a link and view the content.
Introduction (5 min)
Define the Keywords (15 min)
Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
Project Work (duration as needed)
Key Takeaways (10 min)
Included in this Lesson
- Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player
- Lesson plan for teachers
- Printable handouts for students
- Assessment rubric for project based learning
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