Course Objectives and Learning Strategies
The student media assistant will demonstrate proficiency in the exploration of reading, listening, viewing sources and formats.
Create graphic glossary of media terminology
Participate in promotion of school-wide activities to encourage reading:
Book fair promotion
Assist peers with locating and using resources such as:
The student media assistant will RELATE and communicate ideas and information to life experiences.
Assist in the creation and production of displays
Select appropriate media formats for research tasks
Create bibliographies using appropriate technology or print tools
Collect information on relevant topics based on teacher’s request
The student media assistant will EVALUATE information in a variety of resources and formats to demonstrate information literacy.
Assist in the evaluation and recommendation of new materials for the media center
Locate and compare reviews
Compare and evaluate school media center web sites
Assist in the evaluation of materials for weeding
The student media assistant will RELATE and communicate ideas and information to life experiences relevant to the career of a media coordinator.
Collect information on relevant topics based on teacher request.
Model and convey to other students the importance of adhering to copyright laws
Perform general media tasks such as, but not limited to, circulation, cataloging, processing, weeding and housekeeping
Exhibit professionalism and good etiquette at all times
Sign an Internet Agreement form
The student media assistant will USE research methods to meet information needs.(e.g. Big 6, scientific method
Help students use electronic databases or print indexes to browse for possible research topics
Use the Dewey Decimal system to direct students to relevant materials
Help maintain the collection to provide access to all available materials and resources
Shelve material, read shelves, and perform additional daily tasks
Assist and maintain inventory
Maintain vendor catalogs
Maintain periodical display racks and archives/back issues
The student media assistant will EMPLOY appropriate research methods to meet information needs.
Understand and use the concept of Boolean logic and keywords as online search strategies
Create bookmarks for Internet access, etc.
Following oral and written instructions for using search strategies with various resources and be able to interpret them for others
Demonstrate use of online works-cited resource
The student media assistant will IDENTIFY examples of the social impact of technology as related to the media program.
List media related jobs that utilize technology
Create bulletin board/display of new technologies
Create a presentation on new technologies, preparing a bibliography of resources used
Identify and assist in the process of removing obsolete technology in the media center and or school
The student media assistant will DEMONSTRATE an understanding of ethical behavior and online personal safety as it applies to technology.
Create a pamphlet to explain the role of copyright, confidentiality, and/or privacy as they apply to technology
Create a flyer with a set of rules for compliance with copyright, confidentiality, and privacy laws in the media center
Assist other students in practicing online personal safety
The student media assistant will SELECT & IMPLEMENT the appropriate technology to support the media program.
Use word processing program to produce all required projects
Create and edit a video presentation
Create and import images into a Power Point presentation
Create tutorial on media assistant requirements and duties