Digital & Media Literacy

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 teachnologies and the media. This aim is pursued in my teaching activities, in research projects and in development field projects.

Here is a list of development field projects in this domain.

An updated list of resources is available at http://mediaescuola.wordpress.com.

Current

I teach Bachelor, Master and Continuing education courses on Media and Technology Education at Dipartimento formazione e apprendimento of SUPSI.

2016

General coordination of Media in Piazza, a 2-day public event for schools and for the public about media education. http://www.mediainpiazza.ch

One-frame Movie: two 4-day digital media creative labs within the Locarno International Film Festival. A new edition of SoundScore (see 2015) and the brand-new SelfieAwareness, about beauty, pictures and responsibilites in social media. More on facebook #oneframemovie2016 and at http://www.supsi.ch/go/oneframe

Set-up and coordination of the class competition Fai notizia!, where middle school classes were challenged to storyboard a news service: the winner would be actually produced by the national Television RSI.

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.

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).

2015

One-frame Movie: two 4-day digital media creative labs within the Locarno International Film Festival. One lab is about “telling a story with just 1 picture” (the original one-frame movie); the latter is called SoundScore, and is about “communicatin emotions with a soundtrack”.

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).

2014

One-frame Movie: a 3-day digital media creative lab about “telling a story with just 1 picture”, within the Locarno International Film Festival.