Media and Digital Skills

After a discussion in my Media and Digital Literacy class, this is a Word Cloud list of 10 skills that I believe are important for media users to have. Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 10.17.15 PM.png

Here are some examples as to why these words are important…

  1. Critical Thinking: being able to think critically about what may or may not be true on the internet or in media is extremely important to not believe bias or false information
  2. Analyze: analyzing website and links that may or may not be legitimate
  3. Question: the ability to question information seen or heard in media
  4. Independence: being yourself and not falling under the negative influences of others
  5. Good Character: don’t be somebody different behind the comfort of a screen – if you wouldn’t say it to somebody’s face – don’t say it behind a screen; stay true to who you are and your morals and beliefs
  6. Safety: examining websites and media to determine whether they are safe to be using; practicing extreme caution when inputting personal information (ex: name, address, phone number, payment information, etc.)
  7. Netiquette: speaking properly and effectively like you would in person but a digital space
  8. Privacy: not putting too much personal information on social media that would impede on your personal privacy and not invading others personal boundaries either
  9. Adaptability: being virtually flexible, open-minded, and open to changes when networking and using media and digital platforms
  10. Creativity: using and exploring different platforms in digital media and practicing out of the box thinking to make different types of digital media
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