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USING POPULAR MEDIA IN TEACHING

Mr. John Mark T. Lampos

MASS Media
denotes a section of the media specifically designed to reach a large audience coined in the 1920s with the advent of nationwide radio networks, masscirculation newspapers and magazines also includes Internet media like blogs, message boards, podcasts, and video sharing

POPULAR Media
Media that is prominent, current and timely.

Why should I?
Encourages reading Develops critical consumption of information Source for academic works Reduces plagiarism Strengthen students skills Real life and interesting Copyright is on your side

How ?
1. PRACTICE GENERAL OBSERVATION, CRITICAL THINKING, ANALYSIS, PERSPECTIVE-TAKING AND PRODUCTION SKILLS

2. STIMULATE INTEREST IN A NEW TOPIC

NUMB3RS

How ?
3. IDENTIFY WAYS IN WHICH STUDENTS MAY BE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH A TOPIC

4. AS A STANDARD PEDAGOGICAL TOOL BY PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOPIC

WATER CYCLE
5. DEVELOP AN AWARENESS OF ISSUES OF CREDIBILITY AND BIAS IN THE MEDIA BY TEACHING HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SOURCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE MEDIA MESSAGE.

How?
6. BUILD AND PRACTICE SPECIFIC CURRICULAR SKILLS BY USING PRINT MEDIA and EXPRESS STUDENTS OPINIONS AND ILLUSTRATE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD

7. AS AN ASSESSMENT TOOL BY HAVING STUDENTS SUMMARIZE THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT A TOPIC IN A FINAL REPORT THAT EMPLOYS OTHER FORMS OF MEDIA BEYOND THE STANDARD WRITTEN REPORT.

How?
8. CONNECT STUDENTS TO THE COMMUNITY AND WORK TOWARD POSITIVE CHANGE BY FINDING COLLABORATIVE POSSIBILITIES FOR PROJECTS WITH COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS

Example
Music and Social Issues
Pass out lyrics to any song that deals with social issues such as Upuan by Gloc 9 feat. Zelle Play the song and ask the following: What is the song about? What issues and ideas are presented? Why does the song begin and end when it does? Place students in groups of approximately 4. Tell students that they are going to write their own lyrics on an agreed upon social issue Have students individually brainstorm current social issues. Have group members share. Create a group stanza. Pass out transparency and have groups write new stanza. Each group will share / sing new stanza. Following the sharing have groups discuss rationale for events / issues included.

Example
Media and Logic
Play a video of a TV advertisement: Colt 45 Ad Let the students determine fallacies in the said video. You can opt to break the class into discussion groups and let them present the summary of their discussion As an assignment, instruct them to pick a TV advertisement and look for fallacies in the said advertisement.

Example
Soap Opera and Elements of a Story
Play an excerpt of My Amnesia Girl or the full movie. Let the students identify the elements of the story found in the video. Form the class into groups. Let them critique the video and let them determine the missing elements. let them present the summary of their discussion.

Example
Grammar and Beauty Queen
Play the video of Q&A portion of Ms. Janina San Miguel. Let the students rephrase the answer of Janina using correct grammar.

Example
NUMB3RS and Numbers
Play an episode of the TV show Numb3rs Point out the mathematical concepts that were used in the film. Ask the students: How are the mathematical concepts applied in real life situations?

Example
Covers and Music
Teachers can ask students to view the "original" song and the covers as musical and lyrical arguments. For example: We are the World- two versions Students can be directed to take notes on the following elements: Beat Tone Attitude Gender Ask them the following questions: What are the literal differences between the covers? What arguments are implied by these different versions? Why does the artist cover this particular song? How are the artists arguments supported?

Example
Youtube and Values
Tell the students to log on to www.youtube.com and watch the episode of The Buzz wherein Ruffa walked out of the set. Know the opinions of your students regarding the issue in terms of ethics and morality. Ask the students: Who is right? Kris or Ruffa or Annabel? Defend your answer. Do they deserve be called professionals?

Thank You!!!

Exercise
Pick a topic from your major field. How are you going to incorporate popular media in the discussion of your selected lesson? Submit a plan that includes the topic, motivation, lesson presentation and class activity.