• Understanding how media messages are constructed, for what purposes and using which tools, characteristics and conventions.
  • Examining how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors.
  • Possessing a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information

 Additional resources:

1.    Cable in the Classroom's Media Smart | Media Literacy for Educators - Cable in the Classroom (CIC)

Excellent list of resources for teaching media literacy

2.    Media and Information Literacy for Educators

Excellent list of resources for teaching and learning about media and information literacy

3.    MediaLiteracy.com: Gateway Site for Media Literacy Education

Online portal for media literacy education

4.    Media Literacy: Information from Answers.com

Answers.com and Wikipedia defintions of media literacy with resource links

5.    Center for Media Literacy

A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is a nonprofit educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy.