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Workshop: Building interactive news literacy simulations for future content creators
... and our monthly gathering about ice-breaking activities in journalism class
Hello from Hong Kong! I’ve been away for a while for a summer holiday with my family, but now I’m back to work (I thought about inserting an emoji here, but not sure if it should be a smiley face or an expressionless blank face, haha).
Just two quick announcements:
First, our next educators’ online gathering is on August 18 from 14:30 to 15:30 (GMT+8). I plan to showcase a series of start-of-the-class warm-up activities my colleagues and I have been using in our journalism/media-related courses over the years.
If you are new to our group and/or haven’t signed up for it, here’s the registration link (Note: if you have registered before, the link is still valid. You will get an automated reminder next week):
Trusted Media Summit
The second announcement is about a workshop ANNIE will lead at this year’s Trusted Media Summit in Singapore on December 1, organised by Google News Initiative.
The following are the details:
Building interactive news literacy simulations for future content creators
Description: Various media research around the world indicates younger generations primarily get news from video-based platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. Surveys also show more children dream of becoming content creators than astronauts or medical doctors (or journalists) in many countries.
In this workshop, you will make a scenario-based simulation to be used in class. The one-day educational activity sprint aims to develop fun and engaging ways to teach the next generation of news producers and disseminators how to become responsible content creators and news consumers.
Two facilitators from the Asian Network of News & Information Educators (ANNIE) will walk you through the process of building lesson materials with useful tools, including slide templates and generative AI.
Selected simulation projects will be presented at the conference, and there will be a contest with a prize!
Trainers: Yvonne Chua and Masato Kajimoto
Note: This workshop is best suited for those working in the education field or have constant interaction in designing news & information literacy classes for youth.
Workshop application deadline: Aug 25, 2023 (application form here)
Workshop date: Dec 1, 2023
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Lunch is provided at the Google Singapore office.
70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71, Mapletree Business City II.
I hope to see as many of you virtually on Aug. 18!