The key topic of my current research and teaching activity is digital and media literacy, i.e., how to help young people (but not only young ones) to achieve a safe, critical, legal, ethical and creative use of digital technologies and the media. This aim is pursued in my teaching activities, in research projects and in development field projects.
Here is a list of non-academic development field projects in this domain.
An updated list of resources is available at http://mediaescuola.wordpress.com.
Media in Piazza
Media in Piazza is a 2-day public event for schools and for the general public about digital media education, with a focus on making sense of digital media rather than risks and prevention. It if the main outcome of a large local coordination work which brings together over a dozen local organizations. http://www.mediainpiazza.ch
One-frame Movie is a double 4-day digital media creative lab within the Locarno International Film Festival. Started in 2014, it works as an experimental lab where we can try out new approaches with kids in a playful and exciting environment. Organized by SUPSI-DFA with the support of Città di Locarno. More on facebook #oneframemovie2016 and at http://www.supsi.ch/go/oneframe
Fai notizia! is a class competition where middle school classes were challenged to storyboard a news service: the winner would be actually produced by the national Television RSI. A collaboration of SUPSI-DFA with RSI.
Teacher education and school projects
I’m currently planning new activities with several schools and teacher groups on digital and media literacy.
Parents nights (or afternoons!) on digital media education and families at La Zolla (Milano, 2 events), Istituto M. Candia (Seregno), Asilo Umberto I e Margherita (Brugherio), Istituto Guastalla (Monza), IC Magistri Intelvesi (San Fedele D’Intelvi), Scuola media Andrea Mandelli (Milano), Scuola Media Nova Terra (Buccinasco), Istituto Regina Mundi (Milano), Istituto SS Natale (Torino). Overall, I presented and discussed with over 600 parents.
Teacher education sessions (from 2h to 10+ hours with planning and design) with groups of teachers at La Zolla (Milano), Istituto M. Candia (Seregno), Istituto Guastalla (Monza), Scuola media Andrea Mandelli (Milano), Scuola Media Nova Terra (Buccinasco), Istituto Regina Mundi (Milano). Overall, I presented and discussed with about 50 secondary education teachers.
Digital awareness raising with secondary school classes (2h per class) at La Zolla (Milano), Istituto M. Candia (Seregno), Scuola media Andrea Mandelli (Milano), Istituto Regina Mundi (Milano). Overall, I held session in 15 classes.
How do we talk about ourselves on social media? Can we do it better? Digital literacy session (2h) with two classes at Istituto Guastalla (Monza).
Ciak, si cresce! A digital and media literacy project with 3 classes (90 pupils) at scuola media Andrea Mandelli (Milano), making sense of the mannequin challenge format beyond “being funny”.
In-service teacher education and class projects with 3 “III media” at Scuola Media Andrea Mandelli (Milano, Italy). After an awareness session with students, we implemented the project Internet, i selfie e noi (40 hours).
Digital competences sessions for two “II media” and second coordinated teacher education session and parents night on digital media education for Scuola media La Zolla (Milano, Italy).
Coordinated teacher education session and parents night on digital media education for Istituto Sacro Cuore (Milano, Italy).
Half-day training in Como on Media Education and Digital Literacy, with Diesse Lombardia.
Continuing education courses in primary and secondary schools on Classroom activity design for 3.0 teaching (Progettare la didattica 3.0) with Diesse Lombardia. The course covers instructional design and drills with specific digital tools. 2-half-day courses offered in Bellusco, Vimercate, Desio, and Seregno.
Coordinated teacher education session and parents night on digital media education for Scuola media La Zolla (Milano, Italy).
Digital competences sessions for three “III media” and coordinated teacher education session and parents night on digital media education for Scuola media Andrea Mandelli (Milano, Italy).