Every day, students come into contact with the digital world around them. Watching Youtube videos on their Ipad, making and sharing TikTok's, or playing online games. But how do children deal with this digital world? How should children behave online?
The impact of new media on children is increasing. In this digital society, students need new skills in order to function, produce and participate. This applies both now and in the future. The Council of Culture and Media summarises all these skills in the term: "Media Literacy". In other words, the whole of knowledge, skills, and mentality that allows citizens to move consciously, critically, and actively in a complex, changing, and fundamentally digitizing world.
GalactIQ assists teachers in teaching these skills to students in an accessible way. Learn about what the internet is, how advertising works, the impact of online communication and how it is perceived by others, and much more. Start an open conversation, take quizzes, watch videos and work together.
Information and awareness
The digitization of information and the ever-improving infrastructure of the Internet enables anyone worldwide to publish and distribute information quickly. The amount of digital information is increasing rapidly. But how can students distinguish real news from fake news? How can students recognize which sources are reliable or relevant?
Information literacy includes the ability to formulate and analyze information from various sources. Students learn to search, process, and apply information in a critical and systematic way.
In a nutshell,
On the Media Literacy planet, students learn to navigate critically and independently through the digital world. In addition, a lot of attention is focused on ethics within new media. Learn what the impact of digital communication is and how it relates to offline communication.
In order to lay an even stronger foundation in the field of media literacy, the knowledge acquired on this planet is applied to other planets within galactIQ. For instance, students not only learn what a website is but also learn how to make one themselves on the web-development planet. This combination ensures that within a few years students will be experts of the digital world around them!