Author: The Media Spot

K-12 Curriculum Development

Essential Competencies of Digital and Media Literacy (ECDML)


Essential Competencies

  1. ACCESS: Finding and using media and technology tools skillfully and sharing appropriate and relevant information with others
  2. ANALYZE & EVALUATE: Comprehending messages and using critical thinking to analyze message quality, veracity, credibility, and point of view, while considering potential effects or consequences of messages
  3. CREATE: Composing or generating content using creativity and confidence in self-expression, with awareness of purpose, audience, and composition techniques
  4. REFLECT: Applying social responsibility and ethical principles to one’s own identity and lived experience, communication behavior and conduct
  5. ACT: Working individually and collaboratively to share knowledge and solve problems in the family, the workplace and the community, and participating as a member of a community at local, regional, national and international levels

“A Constellation of Life Skills”

Digital and Media Literacy Plan of Action defines digital and media literacy as a constellation of life skills that are necessary for full participation in our media-saturated, information-rich society. These include the ability to do the following:

  • Make responsible choices and access information by locating and sharing materials and comprehending information and ideas 
  • Analyze messages in a variety of forms by identifying the author, purpose and point of view, and evaluating the quality and credibility of the content 
  • Create content in a variety of forms, making use of language, images, sound, and new digital tools and technologies 
  • Reflect on one’s own conduct and communication behavior by applying social responsibility and ethical principles 
  • Take social action by working individually and collaboratively to share knowledge and solve problems in the family, workplace and community, and by participating as a member of a community.

Productions

Campers young and old frame the action at The Generation Connection camp 2012.


It is always a goal of TMS/TGC productions to expose this decision-making process within our videos to not only demonstrate the building of media literacy that goes on at camp, but to expose our audience to those lessons as well. We hope to engage viewers in critical thinking about the constructedness of all media as they watch campers make editorial choices, and also transparently share the camp video production process to those who would like to try it for themselves. (more…)