Media Sheriffs for Reflection
Media Literacy is not just one skill or just the use of media. It also entails the understanding of and a critical attitude towards said media. When we challenge children to reflect on their own media use and that of their peers, they will automatically take a look through the eyes of a 'social media police officer': the Media Sheriff.
These Media Sheriffs take on a crucial task in the sCool Learning Trajectory. How this task is managed, is of course up to the teacher to determine and will vary for young children from the more experienced media users. It is a differentiated approach, so pupils will gradually acquire the skills necessary to observe and reflect on their own experiences.
Would you like to get started with the Media Sheriff Learning Trajectory? That is easy, with this handy learning guide, free to download.
Don't forget to also download and print out the logbook for the Media Sheriffs. It contains critical questions to help the Sheriffs perform their duty and remember all the important events from their week.