User Testing at Ballyraine NS, Ireland
The pupils of Ballyraine National School enjoyed further learning about media under four topics (What is Media, Advertising Literacy, Fake News and Social Media). The ‘Minding Media Teacher Toolkit’ was taught to four different classes and there was lots of fun and excitement evident among the pupils. Pupils had the opportunity to work in groups to investigate advertisements on the school iPads, to check if images online were real or fake and to search for information, while being aware that some messages and information online could be misleading. This is a very important aspect of their everyday life because children are exposed to media nonstop and the Minding Media Teaching Toolkit gives them the key messages they need to make better choices.