When it comes to media literacy and our collective inability to tell fact from fiction online, there’s a lot of finger-pointing going on.
Take, for example, the widely shared…
It’s no secret that students today spend a lot of time online, and that’s why educators need to ensure that our students are equipped with digital citizenship and media literacy skills to help them navigate the…
Surfing the web lately can be like stepping through the looking glass, where right is left and up is down. Fabricated news stories are going viral. Elected officials are declaring legitimate news stories fake.
Whether it’s recognizing fake news, media bias or just information overload, media literacy has never been more important.
While librarians, media specialists and writing teachers have traditionally taken the lead in teaching research skills and media literacy, it’s…
Rebecca Larson is using current event topics, like school safety and gun control, to inspire her student’s argumentative essays. A high school English teacher from Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon, she knows that…
Consider the word search within the bigger word research. Many teachers use online searches throughout the day as a regular part of classroom practices, but are we teaching students how to search effectively?
One way to teach this skill is to use the…
In a political climate where sharing fake news has become commonplace, it’s more important than ever to rely on trustworthy and dogged fact-checking services to vet information.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying…
Topics: Digital Citizenship
As adults, we do everything possible to keep our computers, bank accounts and families safe. Our list of to-do’s continues to grow as our use of digital…
One of the most popular activities for kids’ birthday parties and couples’ nights out, escape rooms also offer a way to instill deep learning.
For the uninitiated, escape room participants are locked in a room and challenged to break out by solving puzzles or completing…