The Day aims to build media literacy skills in the Middle East
London, UK: The online learning platform, The Day, is offering a free trial for educators in the Middle East to improve their media literacy skills. This week marks Global Media and Information Literacy Week, and principals can register online to access all of The Day’s topical content, which includes ready-to-go presentation slides. employment, structured press articles to promote inquiry-based learning, activity ideas, special reports, quizzes, briefings and much more.
The Day aims to make media education accessible to all students, of all ages, abilities and from all regions of the world. The resources are available in five differentiated reading levels and the translated articles are available in four different languages, soon to be Arabic. The Day also publishes daily global news for international schools, with course activities.
The resources provided by The Day are all curriculum focused, including the IB and the national curriculum, and appreciated by many educational institutions in the Middle East. Members include GEMS Dubai American Academy, Robert College of Istanbul, and Asamiah International School (AIS), Jordan.
CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Day, Richard Addis says, “The media is an integral part of life. Media helps us stay connected to each other and to events around the world, but it can also transform the way we think. Thus, educators need to equip students with media literacy skills.
The day’s resources give students the confidence to ask questions about important global issues and express their own opinions through an inquiry-based learning approach. Readers learn to judge different sources of information and gain valuable insight into the experiences of people around the world.
“I love the way the stories got you discussing the issues behind the news. They weren’t judgmental. They just said ‘These are the facts and these are the questions you need to think about.’ That got me. let my own mind make up instead of telling me what to think like most of the current media. ” – George Perry, grade 11 student.
School leaders can register for FREE access to all the resources of the Day: https://bit.ly/3C8Rdme
Watch a video tour of our homepage here: https://bit.ly/3b6ePfB
About the day:
The day is a daily subscription-based online news headline for schools and colleges. They publish news and program-related activities to help teachers inspire students to become critical thinkers and better citizens, engaging their natural curiosity in real-world issues. It is published in five levels for children aged 5 to 19. Learn more about The day by visiting https://theday.co.uk/ or by following them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram.
© Press release 2021