Kids listen to the news, how to make sure they listen critically?

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Interesting conversation on CBC Metro Morning today about the Newsomatic site and app. There’s also a Canadian site like it which is worth a look, and includes a useful section: How to Use This Site (Grades 2-8). Great conversation about the need to not just consume news and info, but work with our kids to think critically about what they hear.

“What can CBC learn about this and how to reach/include kids?” Matt Galloway asks. Great response from Jesse Hirsh – ask kids to respond to radio segments, ask them what they think.

I know that my son (who’s 7, in Grade 2) listens closely to Metro Morning, and it creates some pretty intense, and sometimes difficult, discussions about current events. I want to explore this some more and how we can move the conversations we have at home back to the news and media so they take responsibility for the broad audience listening, and how they can best serve them.

Interesting food for thought here. Give the segment a listen, it’s a good conversation.

(image from KellyB on Flickr, creative commons 2.0 licence)

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Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

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