Media Literacy Week: Avatars & Body Image

MLW-2017-MC-Logo-555x364Just around the corner, from November 6 to 10, is Media Literacy Week across Canada! The theme for this year is “Inclusion in a Connected World: A Place and a Voice for Everyone.”

Curious about the “Ideas for Educators” section of the website, I went and explored some of the activities and particularly enjoyed “Avatars and Body Image” for Grades 4 to 6. I had a great time exploring the online game Avatar Maker and seeing the difference between using Level 1 and Level 2! What a great game to play and discuss with students who are very much entrenched in the online gaming world.

Here is an idea of what you can do with the options from the two levels. Makes you think about the “avatars” you create for yourself online, whether it’s in a video game or in the persona you portray through your social media, doesn’t it?!

Hopefully we will be posting examples of avatars from B.A.S.E. daycare students soon!

Johanna Donovan, Media Advisor


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