To begin studying your topic, surf the web to see how it’s being represented.
- Create a cites/bibliography Google doc page to serve as a regular place to log/annotate your findings.
- Brainstorm and list online sources your want to survey, e.g. Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, what else?
- Annotate ten useful sources that would be purposeful to share with others.
- Include at least 3 videos.
- Write a two to three sentence summary, aka annotation: “a note of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram.”
- For each source, copy and paste URL. Include date of research: “Retrieved month day, year.”
- As part of your ten annotations, find two posts with images that somehow represent your topic.
- In your annotation, discuss the images: describe and interpret; may require more than two sentences.
- Once the annotations are complete, write a 2-3 paragraph summary of some important takeaways related to your topic.
- Before writing, review the media literacy questions we’ve been working with: #2: who tells the story: sources, voices, ideology; #3 story not told: context/root causes, alternatives/root solutions. How do these questions apply to the varied meanings represented in your sources?
- Make at least one comment on how these media literacy questions apply.
- Conclude with some questions and/or directions for follow-up research.
COPY THESE ANNOTATIONS TO YOUR GOOGLE DOC; INCLUDE ASSIGNMENT DATE & TITLE AT TOP.