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Welcome to the all new Panaga School Learning Links the site is intended for home and school use with the aim of extending learning beyond the school gates and to foster creativity and independent learning in our students.
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5 Questions we Should Ask About Media
Help kids think critically about the media they consume and create.
1. Who created this message?
This helps students "pull back the curtain" and recognize that all media is constructed by an author with a particular vision, background, and agenda. Yes, this includes questioning the textbooks, apps, and platforms they use.
2. Which techniques are used to attract my attention?
Whether it's a video, commercial, or app, different forms of digital media use unique conventions to keep us engaged.
3. How might different people interpret this message?
This question helps students consider that people bring their backgrounds, values, and beliefs to the table in interpreting messages. There is no one "right" interpretation.
4. Which lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented -- or missing?
All messages have embedded values and points of view. And oftentimes certain perspectives and voices are missing -- a gap that's important to consider.
5. Why is this message being sent?
In this question, students explore the purpose of the message. Is it to inform, entertain, or persuade, or is it some combination of these? They also explore motives behind sending a message, whether to gain power, profit, or influence. For secondary students, examining the economic structures of the media industry will come into play.