Digital Literacy

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Digital Citizenship Course

CyberCivics Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology  learn more

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US Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy and Media Literacy for Today’s Learners The definition of literacy has evolved in the 21st century. The basic definition of literacy means to be able to…  learn more

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Digital Literacy Learning Hub

What is digital literacy? We love Canada's Media Smarts definition above. Cyber Civics, our middle school digital literacy curriculum, includes lessons on these three important elements of digital literacy: digital…  learn more

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Information Literacy: Concepts and Teaching Strategies

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information…  learn more

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MediaSmarts: Lessons & Resources

Welcome to the.  MediaSmarts’ website, home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of digital and media literacy resources. In this section, you can use our search…  learn more

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RESOURCES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS TO FACT-CHECK

Teaching students to evaluate, analyze, and think critically about information is absolutely essential. With advancements in technology, communication, and artificial intelligence, it’s easier than ever before for falsified…  learn more

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Literacy in the Digital Age

I have identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens. These literacies are not taught as separate literacies but are taught across the content…  learn more

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NewseumED: Lesson Plans

NewseumED.org offers free resources to cultivate the First Amendment and media literacy skills essential to civic life. Learn how to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety…  learn more

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Cyberwise: Common Online Scams

This is the second video in our series about "Online Threats and Scams." It explains some common scams that directly target young people and teaches them how to…  learn more

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Disinformation

Common Craft. As an educator, you face a lot of challenges and the biggest may be time. There are simply not enough hours in a day. That’s why…  learn more

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News and Media Literacy Collection

PBS Learning Media. This collection, which includes videos, blog articles, student handouts, lesson plans, and tip sheets for families, helps students identify, analyze, and investigate the news and…  learn more

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Teaching Kids News

Every story is in kid-friendly language and appropriate for kids in grades 3 to 8. Beyond just making the vocabulary accessible, we provide context for everything in each…  learn more

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MediaSmarts: Authenticating Information

Whether you are doing a little research, following a news story, or sharing interesting things on social media, the Internet is a never-ending source of information. But how…  learn more

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What IS Digital Literacy? The Road That Leads to Everywhere

Most people use technology more hours per day than they sleep, yet there is no general consensus on what it means to be a “literate” user of our…  learn more

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MediaSmarts: Digital Literacy 101

While MediaSmarts’ research shows that teachers place considerable importance on teaching their students digital literacy skills such as authenticating information, managing privacy, addressing cyberbullying, and being safe online,…  learn more

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GOING BEYOND DIGITAL LITERACY: FOSTERING READERS AS LEARNERS

TCEA TechNotes. Open your favorite website (maybe you are already on it!). What do you notice on the page? What percentage is text, pictures, videos, ads, or links? Chances…  learn more

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Defining Mis- and Disinformation

A Toolkit for Teaching and Instilling Critical Thinking Skills. People of all ages, especially many of our students, are bombarded with mis- and disinformation, often lacking the media…  learn more

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FIVE FREE, READY-TO-USE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES FOR PK-12 LESSONS

Teaching Digital Citizenship isn’t just for Dig Cit Week so I’ve got a few resources to share with you! Whew. digital citizenship. It’s a biggie. Let me say…  learn more

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Copyright & Creativity: K-12 Teaching Resources

These materials aim to provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright…  learn more

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Ignition: Digital Literacy

Digital Wellness and Safety is a digital literacy curriculum designed to provide students with the information they need to safely and confidently navigate the digital world. FREE FOR…  learn more

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Get Free Digital Literacy Resources — Curated Just for You!

Digital Skills for a Global Society defines digital literacy as the knowledge of and ability to use digital technologies to locate information; evaluate information; synthesize, create and communicate…  learn more

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Civic Online Reasoning

Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. The COR curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects…  learn more

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Middle School Technology Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

Thankfully, finding the right resources isn’t as difficult as you might think. Four of the most popular topics taught in middle school technology classes are: Website Creation and…  learn more

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How to Teach Digital Literacy Skills

Developing digital literacy skills is crucial for students to be safe and successful when using electronic resources. As a teacher, you want to make sure your students receive…  learn more