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Help Students Resist Conspiracy Theories

10/20/2021

Topics: Digital & media literacy

Anyone who regularly reads the headlines knows that the world can seem like a scary place. But for young people with less life experience than adults — particularly those who they are holed up behind screens —…

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5 Ways to Bring Ethical Thinking Into the Classroom

05/26/2021

Topics: Digital & media literacy, digital ethics

It’s hard to avoid ethics in the classroom. And why would we want to since it is those very discussions that help us all think deeply and critically about our roles in society and the larger world.

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Digital Citizenship in the Time of COVID-19: How can states change the narrative?

05/29/2020

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in students’ lives, it is becoming more important for educators to model and teach how to conduct positive, safe, legal and ethical behaviors online. The…

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Empowering Digital Citizens With Real-Life Scenarios

11/29/2021

Topics: Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Can digital digital citizenship be taught in a positive way? Sarah Loyola from North Carolina's Ravenscroft School says it can.

When Loyola came to Ravenscroft as its first director of educational…

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Teen helps create social media lessons

07/12/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Social media

When Laurel, a 12-year-old from North Carolina, bumped into the CEO of The Social Institute – an organization devoted to helping kids navigate social media – the sixth-grader just wanted to thank her for her…

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3 ways to weave digital citizenship into your curriculum

01/20/2020

Topics: Digital Citizenship

In the famous words of Spider-Man writer Stan Lee, "With great power comes great responsibility."

Actually, Voltaire might have said it first. Or possibly Jesus.

The point is, if we're going to empower students to create and share online, we've also got to teach them how…

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