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GIFs are halfway between an image and video, they can relay more information than a static picture without the time investment of a video. In journalism they can be used to focus on a particular moment in an event such as in Sports. Or they can add explanation or illustration to a story.
Watch the short screencast below to see how to turn a video into a GIF using https://imgflip.com/gif-maker
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The following resources explain some more ways to use GIFs in the classroom
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This is a lesson activity designed to encourage critical thinking and analysis of news articles. It is adapted from a workshop at MisInfoCon. There are no right or wrong answers, the activity provides a lens through which students must analyse the stories rather than merely consume them.
- Printouts news articles from a variety of sources
- Example food labels
- (Optional – multimedia such as a news video or podcast)
How to do it;
Introduce the activity by showing some example food labels, ask how do we know if a food is good for us?
Briefly discuss or recap what sort of things you would look for to determine how reliable and accurate a news story or piece of media is.
(You could use the cheat sheet from the theory presentation)
Ask students to work in pairs to create their own labelling system for news. They should aim to choose 4 or 5 key ingredients. Give each group one story to work with. Once they have produced their ‘tool’ give them a different story and ask them if their tool still works.
Each pair should then present back their ideas to the group.
Created in conjunction with Rula Awad and MisInfoCon
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On 9 May, the “II Meeting of Innovative Centres of Andalusia” was held at the University of Huelva (Andalusia-Spain), as part of the research project “Innovative Centres” by the DIM-EDU group and organised jointly with Agora Group (HUM-648) belonging to the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sports Sciences of the University of Huelva. The conference was attended by 300 teachers from nursery, primary and secondary schools throughout Spain.
The main objective of this meeting was to exchange knowledge and experiences between schools that are already innovating in the classroom in order to better guide the actions they are already carrying out. The aim of the conference was also to provide guidance and examples for centres that are beginning this process.
Within the framework of this meeting, our Media in Action project was presented by the Spanish team, represented by Paloma Contreras-Pulido, Mª Amor Pérez-Rodríguez, and Daniela Jaramillo-Dent, who had the opportunity to explain the main lines of the project and to provide attending educators with the possibility of participating in future MIA training activities.
This year, Bulgaria holds the presidency of the European Union. Our project manager Angela was invited to Sofia to represent MIA as a panel speaker at the Educate to Create conference. Seguir leyendo MIA at the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Conference – Educate to Create