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Digital Literacy

Our work fosters effective communication, exciting design, and grassroots movements ensuring social advancement of Latino youth who are currently the biggest student group in California. UNDA has partnered with Brain Pop as part of this comprehensive digital toolkit.

 

Our toolkit includes the following:

a.    Assessment
b.    Tailored Curriculum
c.    Broadband Access
d.    Sustained Mentorship
e.    Media Etiquette and Online Branding
f.    Professional headshots for Linked In and Resume

Media Literacy.

Television, print media, the Internet… all are filled with advertising, opinions, and other hidden persuasions. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how to be a more astute consumer of mass media. You’ll learn how to recognize when someone is trying to convince you to buy something or believe something. You’ll find out why advertisers use celebrities and models so frequently and even manipulate images to make them look even more attractive than in real life. You’ll explore why no news source is truly free from bias and how to separate fact from opinion. And you’ll discover strategies for decoding everything from TV shows to newspapers to your favorite websites.

Computer Programming.

Computer programming might seem hopelessly complicated, but it’s actually a lot like walking–you just have to take it one step at a time! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain how programming is just like giving instructions. Discover how people write commands in computer languages called code, and how code is broken down into step-by-step procedures called algorithms. Then, see how patience, attention to detail, and the ability to foresee different circumstances and outcomes can turn lines of text into useful programs and activities!

Digital Ettiquette.

Mind your manners! This isn’t just advice for bratty kids in the real world anymore since online communication has completely changed the way we interact with one another! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about the do’s and don’t’s of digital etiquette, a.k.a. netiquette. Learn how the rules of conduct we follow in our everyday lives apply to many different types of digital communication, from emails to instant messages to social networking websites. Discover how the Internet poses unique challenges to etiquette, and see how practices like flaming and trolling can transform a friendly message board into a verbal battleground. How can you fight online rudeness and help bring courtesy and respect back to the web? Start by watching this movie!