Saturday, December 08, 2007

Media Literacy & Technology

I just finished viewing Cat Ballou with my kids, who didn't stay for the entire film! I loved this movie but viewing it this evening I realized that what was once state of the art technology (albeit 40 years ago) is now something that anyone can produce in their own home. I feel old!

There are films of better quality these days on youtube! No wonder my sons left the room! It was interesting because the film studies critics at the end (it was TVO) were discussing morality and character in the film...they even got it wrong!!!

The more I learn about technology, media, the net and myself, I think I need to teach media studies! We have certainly evolved but our students only know what is.