Educators and parents need a basic understanding of media and culture to facilitate group discussions and activities, though the program curriculum walks them through the process. Links to additional resources available at Girls Incorporated and the Alliance for Media Literate America provide further background on girls’ issues and media.
Planning and Preparation
There is little or no advanced preparation required for an educator or parent to facilitate the use of the site. Adults should at least review the online content and sample some of the interactive experiences, all of which can be accessed without logging into the site. Educators may also want to review the various media forms featured in the site, especially those most commonly consumed by their young people.
- Computers: Accessing the Web site requires a computer with an Internet connection.
My Pop Studio is free and registration is not required, though users who wish to save their work must have an account. Educator resources can be downloaded directly from the site at no cost.