My First Media Adventure

Having spent several years working in a photography studio, I am no stranger to standing behind a camera and looking at the world through a lens. Capturing a scene from different angles is an art form and a skill that I developed over time. After many years, I began handing cameras over to children and a new appreciation for multipleperspectives emerged. If you have ever wondered what the world looks like through a child's eyes, you will enjoy this video that highlights some of the images that have been captured during Screen Savvy Kids' media adventures with young children. 

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A Balanced Approach to Raising Screen Savvy Kids

When making decisions about the role that technology plays in their children's (and their own) lives, it is important for parents to have support and guidance.

The following tips provide guidance for parents to make informed decisions about the role that media plays in shaping their family's lifestyle.

  • Raise awareness & lead by example.The very first step to becoming media literate is becoming more aware of how pervasive media is in our lives... READ MORE.
Digital Artists Club

When I first designed Digital Artists Club, I wanted to give students the opportunity to explore and evaluate a variety of digital tools while expressing their inner artists. I was thrilled to have the course run for the first time in 2014 at Worcester Think Tank. Each week, students delved into a different topic including: digital photography, logo creation, and stop-motion animation. Some of the photos captured from that first session are highlighted in this video. READ MORE...

Why Media Literacy is so Important for Children Today

Could you go 24 hours without the internet or your cell phone? Media and communication technologies play an important role in our daily lives, but many of us worry about the impact that it has on our children. Not only are we concerned with the amount of time children spend in front of a screen, but we are also concerned about the content they absorb. 

Media literacy allows children (and families) to become more aware of both intended and unintended media messages. Children learn to create and think critically about these media messages. These skills allow children to take control of the media that surrounds them, rather than letting it control them. Here are 10 reasons why media literacy should be on your radar. READ MORE...

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