I am a teacher, and I like what I am doing. I am teaching Russian as a foreign language for the last 15 years, and I am trying to find something new and challenging for my students.
Recently, I fond that to increase my students’ motivation, I need to start using new media forms.
Did you have such a weird experience when your ten years old student explained what app is better to use for this particular task?
I feel like a “sand particle in the ocean” of new media. New media forms are developing a new generation and allow youth to socialize and learn differently. And it is challenging to choose what goes first: learning or socializing. They learn through transfer their knowledge and skills using new media forms, and they get responses immediately.
So my questions as a teacher and an educator:
- How can new media literacy be presented in a class?
- At what age should we start to introduce new media forms in school?
- How will teachers be part of the process of integration of new media literacy in the classroom?