This week my class will be reviewing print media. We will discuss how the publishing industry evolved over time by going from newspapers to digital media.
Students will be reading two articles on whether Google has made us smarter or dumber. Next, they will examine the Project Guetenberg website by reviewing short stories from 1920’s.
The class will have the chance to try using Google’s ngram viewer. This amazing text analysis tool can look up how many times any word was mentioned in over in 30 million books from the 1800’s until today.
The class will learn about how illustrations add to storyline and help with storytelling. One famous illustrator was Maira Kalyan, whose drawings were often published in the New Yorker magazine.
Students will also be completing their first of four exams on Media Literacy. I am praying they do well on it.