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A mom and her son look at a website together on a laptop

Get Free Digital Literacy Resources — Curated Just for You!

09/27/2021

Topics: Digital & media literacy

Teachers, perhaps you can relate to this scenario: 

You recognize that your students could use some help with evaluating information sources for credibility, bias and influence, one important…

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Digital Citizenship Lessons Start With a Simple Conversation

10/18/2021

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Do you remember the public service announcements from the mid-2010s that featured different scenarios of parents (sometimes awkwardly) talking to their children about underage drinking?

If this doesn’t…

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How To Teach Information Literacy

03/05/2020

Topics: Digital & media literacy, ISTE Expert Webinars, Librarians

As a school librarian and technology specialist, Caitlin McLemore took particular interest in a 2016 study

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Educators: Help parents talk to their kids about tech

02/25/2020

Topics: Digital Citizenship

The average public school student in the U.S. spends about 6.5 hours in school a day, 180 days a year. That may seem like a…

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How To Empower — Not Scare! — Parents About Technology

09/23/2021

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship, Parents

It’s a very stressful experience to have an audience member stand up, say you’re wrong and walk out in the middle of your presentation. Fortunately, that’s only happened to me once, but when…

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Young students in a classroom meditate

3 Tips for Balanced Digital Wellness

02/25/2021

Topics: Balance, Digital Citizenship, Digital health and wellness

The digital landscape has changed lifestyles for people of all ages. Many of these changes are positive and empowering: They’ve increased access to education and information and provided new tools for…

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One Way To Find Digital Balance: Pause for People

05/01/2021

Topics: Digital Citizenship

It seems like almost every day my morning newsfeed greets me with at least one “think piece” from someone sharing insights on their most recent digital detox. Almost always the authors want to use their phones…

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Reflective observation essential part of digital citizenship lessons

06/13/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship

John Dewey, the influential education reformer and psychologist, is often quoted as saying that we don’t learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience. That statement applies just as much today…

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Students and teachers need to understand copyright and intellectual property law.

Preventing collisions at the intersection of creativity and copyright

04/18/2019

Topics: copyright, fair use

Creativity powers the best classrooms.

Teachers tapping new ideas and tools create better ways to facilitate learning, while their students gain knowledge, make intellectual connections and…

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