Ottawa, November 24, 2008 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched Passport to the Internet, a new online tutorial funded by Inukshuk Wireless Learning Plan Fund and TELUS, to help students in Grades four to eight develop the critical thinking skills they need to navigate the Web in a secure and ethical manner.
November 3, 2008 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched National Media Education Week today with a message for Canadian youth—think critically and act ethically, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Media Awareness Network creates new educational resources on media and global issues
Ottawa, May 21, 2008 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) is marking World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with the release of a new series of lessons for students in Grades 7-12. The lessons, which were funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and are available free on MNet’s Web site, offer young people a better understanding of how media portrayals affect our view of global development issues.
Educators will focus on online behaviour, encouraging youth to “Think Critically, Act Ethically”
Ottawa, May 12, 2008 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will join with collaborators and participants across the country to celebrate Canada’s third annual National Media Education Week, November 3-7, 2008.
New provincial-wide licences in Alberta and Ontario put Media Awareness Network’s Internet literacy resources in two-thirds of all Canadian schools.
October 17, 2007 – (Ottawa) Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that CTVglobemedia is continuing its longstanding commitment to media literacy in Canada by becoming the presenting sponsor of National Media Education Week, November 5-9, 2007.
Media Awareness Network and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation are the lead partners in National Media Education Week, created in 2006 to promote media education and encourage media literacy activities throughout Canada.
Ottawa, June 29, 2007 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are partnering for the second consecutive year to present National Media Education Week, November 5-9, 2007. The purpose of the week is to promote media literacy as a key component in the education of young people, and to encourage the integration of media education into Canadian schools, homes, and communities.
Ottawa, February 27, 2007 – Media Awareness Network today announced the winners of its first MyMedia video podcast contest for Canadian students in Grades 7 to 12. The MyMedia contest was designed to help young people consider ways in which certain members of society are portrayed in the media and how audiences perceive and respond to these representations. Using camcorders, digital video recorders, Web cams or cell phones, youth from across the country submitted 2-minute video podcasts on the topic of media representation.
March 8, 2010, Ottawa - Media Awareness Network (MNet) announced today that Alberta Education has licensed its award-winning interactive game – Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8) – making the resource available to 1,800 elementary and middle schools in the province.
Ottawa – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched Canada’s 4th annual Media Literacy Week today by emphasizing the increasing need for digital literacy in the lives of today’s connected youth.