This packet gives students the opportunity to test their digital media literacy skills by completing a small quiz and analyzing the results. The entire presentation by the Kaiser Foundation is available for students who want to learn more.
This quiz, designed by PBS, is meant for teachers to assess their digital media skills, but students can also gain valuable information from the results.
This quiz is based on a national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey found that with technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth.
Click on this link and complete the first section. There are 12 questions total. When you are done, review the results. Digital Media Literacy QUIZ
Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds is the third in a series of large-scale, nationally representative surveys by the Foundation about young people's media use. It includes data from all three waves of the study (1999, 2004, and 2009), and is among the largest and most comprehensive publicly available sources of information about media use among American youth.
The report was released on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at a forum in Washington, D.C., that featured the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, media executives, and child development experts.
Click here to view the presentation - Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds