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Media Literacy

4th Annual Indie Media Fair

Support local, indie media!  Come out to the 4th Annual London Indie Media Fair!

 

12 - 4 pm, Saturday, March 21st Central Library, 251 Dundas St. FREE Admission

 

Paul Newman - Hollywood Legend

The legendary Paul Newman passed away on September 27, 2008.  He was the star of many hollywood films. 

Twitter Dee and Twitter Dumb

 

Twitter is a free service that people use to send and receive little mini-blogs also known as tweets.

Why is twittering in the news?

Newspapers

I really enjoy reading the news from other cities and countries. Often I will jump on the Internet and look up different newspaper’s website. Recently I was looking for information about an event that happened in Windsor a few years ago. The internet is a great source for information but it isn’t the neatest archive. I went on to E-Library Canada database (available for free with a library card) and did a search for what publications they hold. There are over 250 newspapers available and searchable.

Staying Safe Online

The Internet has been around for over a decade yet many people aren't aware of the dangers that are lurking behind the screens.  Predators are using the Internet as a means of connecting with youth.  Some people are very aware of this danger but there are many who aren't sure what to do to protect themselves and their families. The Internet is a great place to meet your friends and go adventuring into the world wide web - but be aware of what could be out there.

 

Media Awareness Network

There is no hiding from the media.  It is on our streets, in our homes, at the airport - just about everywhere we look we see advertisements and information.  This is why students are now required to take media education in school.  But what does this mean?  How can we find out more about media education?  One of my favourite websites to find interesting information and definitions of media education is Media Awareness Network.  The library offers programs and information sessions with the experts at

Consumption Habits - Pause to Play

This week is Pause to Play.  A project sponsored by the Middlesex Health Unit and supported by libraries and schools that asks kids to take a week away from the screen and get active.  Although the message isn't exactly about Media Literacy, there is something to be said about taking time away from the computer and television to enjoy the Spring weather and family activities.  I don't think we realize how much time we (or our kids) spend surfing the net and watching the tube.  Perhaps it is time to not only sp

Copyright or Copywrong?

Why has copyright become such an important issue to so many people?  Why should you or I care?  Flickr, iPods, Youtube, DVDs, MP3 players - the way we use new technology could be at risk through more controlled Digital Rights Management (DRM).   We may also lose the ability to use copyright material for personal use, teaching or other reasons that were protected under the Fair Dealing Provisions. 

Zines - who knew a photocopier and stapler make something so cool?

So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on. The important thing is that the zine is still alive.

Zines - who knew a photocopier and stapler could bring me such joy?

So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on.

The important thing is that the zine is still alive.