We live in a world that is populated by digital media products. In this integrated course, students will learn to develop literacy and address essential questions about those products; students will focus on reading, viewing and critiquing for the message and validity of a variety of media, such as digital news platforms, blogs, podcasts, images, and videos. The composition component supports students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning and exploring; for example, how does a narrator of a podcast use literary elements and rhetorical techniques to communicate. Students will also learn real world skills of collaboration, critical thinking, designing and writing to produce a valuable media product that highlights the student community and the world outside the classroom. Students will create an array of technological projects, as well as create content for the Eddy, a digital publishing platform that includes news writing, opinion pieces, feature stories, blogging, and podcasting.