Affiliations— memberships, formal and informal, in online communities centered around various forms of media, such as Friendster, Facebook, message board metagaming, game clans, or MySpace
There are benefits of participatory culture like one can learn from one another and also people can share his or her opinions.
Access to websites like Facebook can determine if a child will be left or succeed when they enter school
A child has to be familiar with computers because almost everything has to do with computers in this time of day. For example online job applications, online school course and even things like money transactions online.
Most people may feel video games are stupid but video games actually constructive. One reason is because if a gamer sees that a certain tactic they used isn’t working they automatically say to themselves, “What am I doing wrong and how can I beat this level”. The gamer has to think about ways to reach the next level. I am a gamer and I love fighting and shooting games because it keeps me thinking. And when I play on Xbox live I enjoy asking people how I can improve my gamer skills. (Blake Ross 14, A game called Sim City made him interested in computing) I also read that Beck and Wade said that gamers were more open to taking
risks and were most likely very willing to work with a group.
57 of teens who use internet could be media creators (person who make a blog, website, uploads pictures on internet into their own creation). This is interesting to me because people log into say for instance Facebook or Twitter every day and they don’t realize that they are media creators.
Many people apart of affiliations, circulation, problem solving with groups and expressions. I feel that parents and teachers should inform children about skills needed to make it in this new media culture world.
Why Should We Teach Media Literacy
Laissez faire approach is basically saying that we should not push things like media literacy on a child and let him or her make own decisions on their own about things like medial literacy.
Some states charge to access the internet (No free Wi-Fi)
(PBS 2005) Philadelphia allows low income families to be connected. Good because I feel that the internet should be free to all users because it is something that is important especially in this day of time. And I also do believe that if a child doesn’t have access to the internet that they will definitely fall behind in school or the work field.
Legislation to block access of social network in the schools and libraries will widen participation gap
Wartella, O’Keefe, and Scantlin (2000)…….Said kids with access to computer have positive attitudes.
By writing daily blogs, the creativity level and productivity level of the students increased. They also learned skills such as how to use the Internet to conduct research. http://jcher021.students.digitalodu.com/?p=4#comment-3. This was interesting to me because me not being aware of blogging thought it was just a place where people create pages just to gossip.
Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and
respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative sets of norms (If a child is familiar with social media networks like Facebook or Twitter then they become more aware. For example like different cultures.
Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information. (Facebook, Twitter or Myspace)
Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities (This is good because adults as well as children need to be informed about everything that’s going)
Jenkins, Henry. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2009. Print.