digital literacy

5 Good Resources to Help Students Become Discerning Media Consumers – Education Article

Too often today scrolling through social media headlines or watching short video clips is what passes for “catching up on the news.” As we know, if reading social headlines or watching video clips is the only way students consume news, they can quickly get a warped sense of what’s true and what’s not true. If you’re concerned about helping students become discerning media consumers, here are five good resources to consider using. Civic Online Reasoning Civic Online Reasoning is a…

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Stop Blaming Social Media – Education Article

Recently most of the world has become familiar with the term “fake news.” These alternative facts are pervasive and infect all facets of our lives. From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are. What’s worse is most students can’t determine whether what they see or read is real or fake. We can’t blame those that create the facts. We can’t blame the…

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language. Around the world we understand with symbols like a smiley face, angry face,…

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